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Lead Like a Servant - The Dilemma of Christian Leadership

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 9:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "What distinguishes Christian leadership from leadership in general? How does one negotiate the difference? This interactive class will explore differences and workable solutions for leaders in any Christian ministry."
Date: September 18, 2012
Creator: Money, Royce
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Social Entrepreneurship - What is Christian Social Entrepreneurship?

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "A Christian social entrepreneur recognizes intellectual, social, physical and spiritual poverty. They use entrepreneurial skills to organize, create and manage a venture to achieve social change of the highest order: the movement of God's provision, grace and peace among humankind."
Date: September 18, 2012
Creator: Brown, Jarrod; Little, Andy; Litton, Jim; Lynn, Monty & Lytle, Rick
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Jesus and the "Marginal" Woman The Canaanite Woman's Daughter

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "The Gospel of Matthew recounts interactions between Jesus and "marginal" women, promoting Jesus' vision of a new family of God and challenging the "agrarian" Greco-Roman household structure. Learn whether the church keeps Jesus inclusive vision for women."
Date: September 18, 2012
Creator: Love, Stuart
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Beyond the Hype of Church Planging - Church Plangint is Not as Effective as They Say

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "In 1987, we heard the "Ice Cream of the Future" was invented. The future has arrived. We still eat regular ice cream and Dippin' Dots is bankrupt. Fads come and fads go. Is church planting just the latest ministry fad?"
Date: September 18, 2012
Creator: Norsworthy, Luke
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Search for Shalom - In the Joy of Community

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 9:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "As humans, we yearn for well-being, wholeness and security in our lives: what the Hebrew Bible calls shalom. Explore how three books – the Song of Songs, Ruth and Lamentations – help us find what we desperately seek."
Date: September 18, 2012
Creator: Ashlock, Rodney
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Times They are A-Changin' - Reflections and Projections About Women in Ministry

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "The mainline Churches of Christ no longer speak with one voice on women's roles. What are some of the theological, cultural and historical factors influencing their stances? Will diverse voices lead to stronger faith communities? Join the conversation."
Date: September 18, 2012
Creator: Pulley, Kathy
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Varieties and Illusions of Religious Experience - Therapeutic and Pastoral Approaches

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Churches are filled with people struggling with faith. Faith can fail completely or become fragile and pathological. What is happening in these cases and what can we do to help? Two psychologists offer some answers."
Date: September 18, 2012
Creator: Beck, Richard & McAnulty, David P.
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Starved for Christ-Centered Intimacy - Our Need for Intimacy With God

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Feeling ostracized and starved for connection, many who experience same-sex attraction look beyond church to fill our God-breathed need for intimacy. Responding to this need begins with an invitation to experience a loving God who calls us into relationship."
Date: September 18, 2012
Creator: Gary, Sally
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Dynamic Pastor or Dynamic Team? - A Seat at Your Leadership Table

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "The Northwest Church intentionally left the senior pastor model and the traditional elder-led model to seek a different model of unity. Discover what we have learned after four years of serving in a collaborative work model."
Date: September 18, 2012
Creator: Goldman, Chris; Landrum, Kent; Lawrence, Bill & Porche, Ryan
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

What About Women in Ministry? - Doctrinal Considerations

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "The New Testament passages of 1 Corinthians 11:2-16; 14:33-37; and 1 Timothy 2:1-15 are considered in relation to other texts about women's ministries in the church. What biblical doctrines inform these statements?"
Date: September 18, 2012
Creator: Ferguson, Everett
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Pangs of [Spiritual] Childbirth - Still Birth

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 9:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Too many of our kids are leaving their faith behind when they leave home. Do we labor in vain? Discover what research is saying and what can make the difference between faith that dies and faith that lasts."
Date: September 18, 2012
Creator: Dye, Steve
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

What About Women In Ministry? - Practical and Pastoral Considerations

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 9:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "How does Scripture inform our understanding about women participating in the worship life of our churches? What are some of the practical aspects of incorporating women into the life of a church community, both thinking through specific practices and reflecting pastorally?"
Date: September 18, 2012
Creator: Cukrowski, Ken
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Feminist Interpretations of the Book of Hosea - Implications for Our Understanding

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "One important strategy for understanding the Book of Hosea is reading it from a feminist perspective. This class surveys feminist readings of the Book of Hosea and suggests important implications for consideration."
Date: September 18, 2012
Creator: Varner, Jeanine
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Opposing Forces or Strange Bedfellows? - Integrating Spirituality and Sexuality

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 9:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Often religion takes an "either/or" approach to sexuality. Opposing Western and Eastern views define sexuality as an evil force to control or as a hyper-spiritual event to gain spiritual enlightenment. This conversation explores a holistic view of spirituality and sexuality."
Date: September 18, 2012
Creator: Goff, Jaime D.
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Sex is More than Skin on Skin - The Personal Courage to Become a Great Lover

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "The self-absorbed, ME-centered attitude is destroying families, churches, ministries and every aspect of our lives. Hear about the problem. Be part of the solution. Lead a ME-free revolution with Christ at the center."
Date: September 18, 2012
Creator: Parish, Eddie
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Coffee House: Poetry Slam and Hip Hop Concert

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 8:30 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Experience the role creativity can play in Christianity. Come express yourself at this Spoken Word Open Mic night with featured poets Russ Kirby and Darren Hagood. Then hear MA Double use hip hop to uniquely paint a portrait of the glorious riches found in Christ Jesus our Lord"
Date: September 18, 2012
Creator: Kirby, Russ; Hagood, Darren & Preston, Matt
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Exploring Intnetional Christian Community - How Do Shared Spiritual and Social Commitments Impact Community?

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 9:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Many Christians are considering more simple, sustainable and community-based lifestyles. This six-part series invites you into dialogue with the research of three ACU professors on intentional Christian community."
Date: September 18, 2012
Creator: Lynn, Monty; Smith, Kent & Young, Brandon
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Hurting with God - When God is the Problem - Psalm 44

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 9:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "How can we live with God through prolonged seasons of pain and loss? Drawing from his daily struggle with chronic pain and years of reading the Psalms, come quest to recover an ancient, lost resource – the language of lament."
Date: September 18, 2012
Creator: Pemberton, Glenn
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

When Player Becomes Coach: Multiplying Your Ministry Effectiveness

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 9:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "You became a youth minister because you love Jesus and students! You want every student to be cared for but you are only one person. Learn how to give your ministry away, without giving up your authority."
Date: September 18, 2012
Creator: Niederhofer, Dan
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library