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Have We Understood Baptism Correctly? What Does History Say About the Early Christian Baptism?

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "The doctrine and practice of baptism are set against the background of Greco-Roman and Jewish religious washings. This class examines the literary and archaeological evidence of early Christianity in relation to New Testament texts."
Date: September 22, 2009
Creator: Ferguson, Everett
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Called to the Mountaintop: Developing a Leadership Philosophy

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Do you feel called to leadership? Do you feel called to develop leadership potential in others? This session will offer real-life examples of personal leadership development experiences and current best practices for leadership development."
Date: September 22, 2009
Creator: Barnard, Mimi
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Supporting Others Through Mentoring: The Cost of Serving Others

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Many people today seek answers in all the wrong places. Beyond suffering invitations to attend church, what can Christians do to reach their community? Mentoring allows Christians to make a difference in a hurting world. We have been trained by life and we are connected to the Healer. When they will not come, we must go to them."
Date: September 22, 2009
Creator: Rogers, Dominique Dor
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Exodus: Then and Now: The Book of Exodus and Its Role in Korea's Democratization Movement

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 9:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "This class attempts to demonstrate the significance of the Exodus in its historical and canonical context, underscores the continuing role it plays in South Korea's democratization movement and discusses its implication for us today in this global age."
Date: September 22, 2009
Creator: Cha, Kilnam
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Churches In Missional Renaissance: Living Missionally in a Post-Christian Culture

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 9:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "A fresh wind is blowing through congregations seeking spiritual transformation by clustering together to share learning and wisdom. Leaders in the Partners in the Missional Church movement will share successes and failures in their journey toward becoming Missional faith communities."
Date: September 22, 2009
Creator: Wray, David
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Building Spiritual Bridges Over the Generation Gap: How to Explore Faith with Your Students

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Why are families struggling to pass faith onto the next generation? Learn what youth ministers and parents can do to help shape and mold authentic faith in their students."
Date: September 22, 2009
Creator: Oglesby, Robert, Jr. & Heflin, Houston
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

God's Demand for Social Justice: "I Will Hear, For I Am Compassionate"

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "The mission of Eternal Threads is dedicated to improving the lives of women and children most at risk of extreme poverty, trafficking and other forms of exploitation by income-generating projects."
Date: September 22, 2009
Creator: Egle, Linda
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

God's Voice In Your Ear: How To Hear God Speaking Into Your Life

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Too many believers yearn for an intimate relationship with God but have not idea where to start. Learn the active listening skills you need to recognize God's voice and take the first steps toward a closer walk with the Lord."
Date: September 22, 2009
Creator: Stinson, Marilyn H.
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

One Kingdom, Many Colors: The Bible and Multicultural Christian Formation

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "God's kingdom embraces many cultures, and ministries today must deal with cultural diversity. Is multiculturalism a problem or an opportunity? This class explores the great opportunities awaiting the church when the richness of cultural diversity is taken seriously. The class examines models of multicultural formation and suggests ways of improving ministry."
Date: September 22, 2009
Creator: Kang-Hamilton, Samjung
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Art of Leading Congregations for the Sake of the World: Missional Leadership and Congregational Imagination

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Congregational leaders typically have a well-developed imagination for how the congregation exists for its members. In our changing cultural environment, leaders increasingly need to form an imagination for how the congregations exists for the sake of the world."
Date: September 22, 2009
Creator: Love, Mark
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Seeing His Glory Again: Taking Jesus at His Word

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Two studies from the Gospel of John that encourage Christians to explore the meaning of trusting in Christ. These classes will challenge participants to once again see His glory, and in doing so, place their trust in Him."
Date: September 22, 2009
Creator: Puente, Arthur
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

A 200 Year Celebration: Thomas Campbell in Pennsylvania: Form, Function, and Intent of the 1809 Declaration and Address

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "In 1809, Thomas Campbell produced a document that has cast a long shadow over the Stone-Campbell Movement. He proposed the theme "the quest for Christian unity, peace, and purity." We will comment upon the literary composition and religious soils of this influential agenda, especially in Pennsylvania and Ireland, as reflected in recent literature; the role of scripture and its interpretation in accomplishing Campbell's goals; the eschatological unfolding of his vision; and important theological assumptions."
Date: September 22, 2009
Creator: Rollmann, Hans J. & Olbricht, Thomas H.
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Relationships That Matter: Jesus and Women of the Gospel: What Does This Say to the 21st Century?

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "This class explores the Gospel stories of Jesus interacting with women to find antecedence for the church's reaction to gender-related issues in ministry."
Date: September 22, 2009
Creator: York, John & Lowry, Rhonda
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

God's Voice In Your Ear: Interpreting the Patterns God Uses to Guide You

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Too many believers yearn for an intimate relationship with God but have not idea where to start. Learn the active listening skills you need to recognize God's voice and take the first steps toward a closer walk with the Lord."
Date: September 22, 2009
Creator: Stinson, Marilyn H.
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Sam's Place: Bringing a New Beginning for Deaf Orphans in Kenya

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 9:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "The African AIDS crisis leaves most deaf orphans behind. Sam's Place, a new orphanage and school named for the late Sam McReynolds, provides deaf orphans with a nurturing home and technology to allow them to communicate with the deaf and hearing world. This session explores the innovative, team-based plan for educating deaf orphans in western Kenya at Sam's Place."
Date: September 22, 2009
Creator: Williams, Vernon
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Restoring Alex and Bart: Missional Myopia

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: ""Emerging." "Missional." What do these words mean? Simply trendy terms for "faithful" (how many would confess to being "anti-Missional"?). In this moment of multiple definitions, we need an understanding of what these movements are and what they are not."
Date: September 22, 2009
Creator: Flanders, Chris
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Debating for God: Alexander Campbell as an Apologist

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Alexandar Campbell has been widely recognized as a Christian reformer and an advocate of Christian unity, but his role as an apologist has been forgotten. As a defender of the faith, Campbell's debates with Robert Owen and many other skeptics makes him the most significant Christian apologist of America's antebellum period."
Date: September 22, 2009
Creator: Cherok, Richard
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Open Mic on Churches Going Green: Share and Listen to Stories of Christians Practicing Creation Care

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 9:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Jim Cooke, professor of environmental science at ACU, hosts this time of conversation. Participants will share what they are doing to inform and practice environmental stewardship. We learn through reflection on our successes and failures. This interactive conversation welcomes your participation in this sharing of ideas and practices."
Date: September 22, 2009
Creator: Cooke, Jim
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Daring to Despair: Finding Joy and Mission in Lament

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 9:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "What if lament does more than simply express pain? What if lament connects us with the God who created us in His image? This class explores suffering as part of God's nature and how being transformed into God's likeness means learning to lament as God does. In lament, people may find hope, joy and mission."
Date: September 22, 2009
Creator: Metcalf, Aaron
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Prophetic Researchers: How Student Scholars are Shaking Up Our World: Moving Beyond "Objectivity" in Research

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 9:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "How can academic research reflect social justice commitments? What does it mean for research to be prophetic? Hear from an interdisciplinary panel of students whose research projects reflect the ACU difference."
Date: September 22, 2009
Creator: Camp, Jonathan W.
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Constructive Partnerships: How Venus and Mars Can Come Together

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Partnership is inherent to the nature of God and to God's creation of humanity. Yet men and women consistently struggle to form constructive partnerships that honor God and one another. This class focuses on development of such partnerships and challenges the church to lead the way in forming them."
Date: September 22, 2009
Creator: Reese, Jeanene P.
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Colonies of Heaven: Revisioning Church at the Margins: Another Way of Telling

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "In these times of change, the church is discovering deep new opportunities for vibrant expression. Across North America, these faith communities present an alternative story about how life can be lived, and Christians are discovering how the news they bear is indeed good."
Date: September 22, 2009
Creator: Holt, Steve
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library