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American Idols: Classifications of Contemporary Idols and Their Leverage Points in Your Life

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 21, 2009, 3:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Idolatry is not about Baal and Asherah poles anymore, yet it is alive and thriving in America. Unbelievers are taken captive by idols today as they have been throughout history. However, believers are significantly compromised and neutralized by idols as well. Learn how to assess your own vulnerabilities to this sin."
Date: September 21, 2009
Creator: Sepulveda, Carlos
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Another Brick in the Wall: A Way Out of Our Dehumanizing Economies

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 21, 2009, 9:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "What are the forces that dehumanize our work? What are the powers that treat people like commodities? How are we complicit and how are we trapped in this broken system? The story of Exodus proclaims that our calling is to worship God rather than make bricks."
Date: September 21, 2009
Creator: Benjamin, Chris
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Scars of Michael Jackson and Heath Ledger

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 21, 2009, 10:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "While Hollywood is never afraid to tackle controversial issues, Christians too often avoid getting involved with them. This class shows how the arts can inspire Christians to engage such challenging topics as racism, homosexuality and poverty."
Date: September 21, 2009
Creator: Moore, Steven T.
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

What's That On Your Forehead? Discovering the Richness of the Christian Calendar.

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 21, 2009, 10:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "What is the Christian calendar? How can we engage it as a tool for spiritual growth? This session offers ways the liturgical year can shape the spirituality of both individuals and communities of faith."
Date: September 21, 2009
Creator: Walters, Naomi
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

What Makes Something Right or Wrong?

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 21, 2009, 1:30 PM at Abilene Christian University: "In a culture where values seem as variable as the weather, how does the Christian navigate this strange world? How do I decide between competing ethical viewpoints?"
Date: September 21, 2009
Creator: Harris, Randy
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Eichmann Effect and What Churches Can Do About It

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 21, 2009, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Why do good people do evil things? We have answers to this question. Unfortunately, few churches are aware of the situational dynamics that cause moral failure, both individually and collectively."
Date: September 21, 2009
Creator: Beck, Richard
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Courage to Finish the Race

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 21, 2009, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "A motivational talk for student-athletes to encourage them not to waste the advantage given to them. Talent is a common thing, but one talent needed is the talent to use your talent."
Date: September 21, 2009
Creator: Anderson, Freddie
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Sex Talk: Sexuality as Spiritual Formation for Post-Christian Teens, Part 1

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 21, 2009, 10:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "They're talking about it, seeing it on TV, clicking omit and they're doing it. But we aren't talking about it. This class covers the current state of teen sexuality inside and outside of the church culture and the biblical response."
Date: September 21, 2009
Creator: Brooks, Jeff
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Women Are From Venus, Men Are From Mars: So, God, Why Did You Put Us on Planet Earth?

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 21, 2009, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "A spirited message on the roles in typical male-female interactions. The Exodus shows us that gender roles have changed little over the centuries, and also show us what we can learn, especially as young adults, to create happier relationships for ourselves: romantic, platonic, spiritual, professional."
Date: September 21, 2009
Creator: Peters, Anna
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Finding a Place for Doubt in the Walk of Faith

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 21, 2009, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Questioning can often be dismissed as a posture of faithlessness in the curving path of faith. However, might doubt stand at the center of what it means to be a faithful person of God?"
Date: September 21, 2009
Creator: McCoy, Wilson
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

In the Workplace, How Can We Engage the World On Its Terms and Still be Salt and Light?

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 21, 2009, 10:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Many students about to launch their careers have asked Carlos this question. If you're looking for no-nonsense answers and practical advice for being 'in the world but not of the world,' you'll want to hear Carlos share truths from God's Word that have guided him throughout his life, from struggling teenager to CEO and president of Interstate Battery."
Date: September 21, 2009
Creator: Sepulveda, Carlos
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Jesus Feast: Spirituality for the Hungry: Spiritual Anorexia

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 21, 2009, 9:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Based on Graves' book, 'Jesus Feet' (Leafwood, 2009), this class explores how to follow the teachings of Jesus in a pluralistic world. Sacred words such as grace, forgiveness, salvation, hospitality and gospel need to be re-imagined for our culture."
Date: September 21, 2009
Creator: Graves, Joshua
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Dreamweavers: How Poor Burmese Refugees are Showing the Rich Work of God

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 21, 2009, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Hill Country Hill Tribes provides economic and educational development to women in Austin's Burmese refugee community. Come hear about the challenges faced and the lessons God has taught as we strive to help these artisans stay connected to their past and succeed in their new home."
Date: September 21, 2009
Creator: Goudeau, Jessica Reese
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Have Mercy on Me, a Sinner: When We Take the Easy Way in Worship Renewal, Don't Be Surprised That We're Not Renewed

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 21, 2009, 9:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Worship renewal without confession leaves the church empty and sick. We are right to desire renewal, but it comes with a cost: owning up to our sinfulness and waving the white flag of surrender. With confession restored to its rightful place, the church is open to the kind of renewal only God can do, and that is renewal indeed."
Date: September 21, 2009
Creator: Reese, Jack
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Lost History of Christian Spirituality: Discovering the Sacred in the Ordinary: Sacred Things, Sacred Places

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 21, 2009, 10:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Historian Philip Jenkins argues that Western Christians have lost half their history. Similarly, we have lost many of the spiritual practices known to our ancestors. It is time to reconsider the lesser-known disciplines that have transformed believers for 2,000 years."
Date: September 21, 2009
Creator: Tippens, Darryl
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Nurturing Children's Spirituality: Christian Perspectives and Best Practices

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 21, 2009, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "This class explores the unfolding concept of children's spirituality, examining definitions, biblical and theological foundations and current research. It briefly overviews 10 key ways to cultivate children's spiritual development, but focuses principally on three re-orienting and profound approaches for parents and churches to consider."
Date: September 21, 2009
Creator: Allen, Holly
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

How Can We Sing The Lord's Song?: Sing The Psalms Through the Ages

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 21, 2009, 10:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "The Psalms have always been a major source for the church's theology, vocabulary and practice of worship. We marginalize the Psalms, the fount of the church's worship theology, to our peril. But how can we sing the ancient Psalms in the contemporary church?"
Date: September 21, 2009
Creator: Shipp, R. Mark
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Involving God In Our Decision Making: Discernment: Listening to God

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 21, 2009, 9:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "As Christians, we want to make decisions that bring glory to God and further His kingdom. How does one involve God in the discernment process? St. Ignatius asked this question and offers some understanding through three practices of discernment."
Date: September 21, 2009
Creator: Halstead, Jackie
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

An Enduring Life in Prayer: Living in Constant Conversation with the Lord

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 21, 2009, 9:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Throughout Exodus, Moses experienced an ongoing conversation with the Lord. This class explores ways we may experience ongoing intimate encounters with our Lord through prayer, meditation and self-examination."
Date: September 21, 2009
Creator: Wilson, Sharita
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Flying Faith: Make a Connection with Your Coworkers

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 21, 2009, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "What does it mean to be a Christian in today's marketplace? How does the commission to "go into all the world" extend into the boardroom? Can business strategies mirror biblical philosophies? Hear how Southwest Airlines' stories of LUV are stories of love."
Date: September 21, 2009
Creator: Coldwell, Katie
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Using Evidence-Based Christianity to Navigate the Maze of Life

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 21, 2009, 10:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "This workshop utilizes evidence-based Christianity to critique ten commonly accepted wise sayings. One hundred individuals were surveyed to determine if the ten wise sayings were supported by biblical evidence. The results of the survey will be presented."
Date: September 21, 2009
Creator: Jordan, Darrell
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Mountain Peak Experiences With God: Understanding God and Experiencing Grace

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 21, 2009, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Too often we live on the fringes of Christian fulfillment. Legalism creeps into church life and overshadows true fellowship. The mountaintop experiences we will explore seek to understand the character of God and the true meaning of Christian unity."
Date: September 21, 2009
Creator: Fair, Ian A.
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Great Communion of 2009: History and Significance

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 21, 2009, 10:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "2009 is the 200th anniversary of the unity document that began the Campbell Movement: the "Declaration and Address" of Thomas Campbell. This year provides a unique opportunity to reclaim passion for the visible unity of Christ's followers. The Great Communion will take place in hundreds of locations across the world. How can you be involved?"
Date: September 21, 2009
Creator: Foster, Douglas A.
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library