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Women Still on the Margins - How Jesus Treated a Lady

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 16, 2013, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Jesus knew how to treat a lady and the church has not caught up. Jesus engaged different women in Luke's Gospel: paupers, prostitutes, patrons, pupils and preachers. Luke teaches us that Jesus intended women to be full participants in God's mission."
Date: September 16, 2013
Creator: Helton, Stanley N.
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

How to Preach to Women - Having the Courage to Speak to Women the Way Jesus Did

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 16, 2013, 10:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Explore the longings of women today and discover how the good news of Jesus Christ meets their deepest needs. The God who is the same yesterday, today and forever offers modern women the same hope and good news received by the women in Scripture."
Date: September 16, 2013
Creator: Bost-Henegar, Amy
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Apocalypse Now -How the Message of Revelation Speaks Afresh in a Post-Christian Culture

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 16, 2013, 9:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "By imagining life in first-century Pergamum, with its two dominant stories (the power of Rome and the majesty of the Greek gods and goddesses), we can see the powerful way John's apocalypse speaks into our climate today."
Date: September 16, 2013
Creator: Cope, Mike
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Why a Methodist Things the Churches of Christ Were Right After All

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 16, 2013, 10:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Hear a historian from Southern Methodist University explore "Why the Churches of Christ Were Right After All," a blog post sharing some of the distinctive temptations and challenges facing Churches of Christ."
Date: September 16, 2013
Creator: Campbell, Ted
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Stone-Campbell Movement Worldwide - Past, Present and Future

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 16, 2013, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Reflect together on our past through the lens of a new book, The Stone-Campbell Movement: A Global History (Chalice Press, 2013). Explore the current status of churches worldwide, and where God may be calling them in the future."
Date: September 16, 2013
Creator: Holloway, Gary & Foster, Doug
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Paralyzed By Our Paradigm - Finding Freedom From Patters That Paralyze Our Mission

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 16, 2013, 10:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "As individuals, our understanding of church may be crippling our efforts to take part in the mission of God. Discover the needed paradigm shift to free you to serve Jesus and His Kingdom."
Date: September 16, 2013
Creator: Waltenbaugh, Mark
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Pushing Jesus Off A Cliff - The Church’s Response to the Poor

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 16, 2013, 9:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Are Christians today, like Jesus' first "home church," happier to push Jesus off a cliff than accept the radical reorientation of his "good news"? Explore the church's response to Luke's stories of the oppressed set free."
Date: September 16, 2013
Creator: Niccum, Curt
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

God, Freedom and Dignity - Exploring the Me-Centered Culture

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 16, 2013, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "How did contemporary culture come to suspect that taking God seriously would restrict our freedom, threaten our dignity and hinder our search for happiness? Explore how embracing a God-centered identity in a me-centered culture does support such fears."
Date: September 16, 2013
Creator: Highfield, Ron
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Life is Too Short to Miss the Big Picture - Parenting With Perspective

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 16, 2013, 10:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Christian parents strive to instill in their children moral character, self-worth and faith. However, we can lose sight of the big picture in a busy world. Hear some perspective-builders based on the author's book, Life's Too Short to Miss the Big Picture (for Moms)."
Date: September 16, 2013
Creator: Simpson, Melanie
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

A Light to the City - Learning to Be a Church That Loves; Embraces and Transforms the City

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 16, 2013, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "A new population is moving to the center of the city and urban areas, creating a strong need for more urban congregations to emerge. Discover what is required for a church to become a light to the city."
Date: September 16, 2013
Creator: Cloer, Steve
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Finding Hope for Declining Churches - Keys for Renewal in a Changed World

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 16, 2013, 9:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "With few exceptions, North American Churches of Christ (along with other churches) are declining and failing to reach new generations. This class proposes substantial theological and practical ideas to renew and prepare us for God's unfolding work in the world."
Date: September 16, 2013
Creator: Locke, Jason
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Who Is In Charge Here Anyway - A Personal Journey

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 16, 2013, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "When Steve began ministry, he never would have worked with a church that allowed women to lead in any public way. After 35 years with the same congregation, discover how he changed his mind and heart and now advocates for women's participation without exploding a church."
Date: September 16, 2013
Creator: Sandifer, Steve
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Far Away Places and Strange Sounding Names - Visions of What “Into All the World” Really Looks Like

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 16, 2013, 9:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "The Great Commission is an overwhelming assignment. Ministries with a universal scope, such as World Christian Broadcasting, soon realize the immensity of our mission. Explore with us some of the hard-to-reach parts of our world."
Date: September 16, 2013
Creator: Baker, Andy
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Gender and Grace in the Body of Christ

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 16, 2013, 9:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Hear stories of churches seeking to understand the Bible's teaching about gender and worship. Gary led a congregation through study and implementation of expanded roles for women. Sara works with elders and ministers as they explore women's roles in church. Explore resources like "A Woman Called.""
Date: September 16, 2013
Creator: Barton, Sara & Selby, Gary
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Welcoming Jesus - Moving Children from the Margins and Into the Midst

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 16, 2013, 10:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "In efforts to welcome children, many church practices actually marginalize them. While relevant for children's ministers, this session seeks to engage the broader faith community in seeking communal understanding and practices that welcome children into the midst of the congregation."
Date: September 16, 2013
Creator: Pemberton, Dana
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

God; The Master Potter - God Prepares Us

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 16, 2013, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "A live demonstration relating the ancient art of pottery to the scriptures, showing how God works to prepare, shape and finish us to serve Him according to His purpose. God is the Potter, we are the clay and the work of His hands."
Date: September 16, 2013
Creator: Harbron, Nancy
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Promise and Peril of Initiating and Leading Change - Embracing Change

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 16, 2013, 10:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Leaders must manage the inevitable transitions of congregational life, but effective leaders also initiate change as they lead their churches in honoring God's mission. This class will explore a process for initiating purposeful change in congregational practices."
Date: September 16, 2013
Creator: Stephens, Barry
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

How Luke Challenges the World

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 16, 2013, 10:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Despite its positive outlook, Luke's two-volume work also issues a radical prophetic challenge to the ways in which humans deal with creation, with human institutions, and with culture, providing a vision of God's will for humans that is deeply counter-cultural."
Date: September 16, 2013
Creator: Johnson, Luke Timothy
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Who Are We? - Acts As Afterthought

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 16, 2013, 10:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "First-century Christians were forced to think through their identity as they became distinct from Jews. Explore how Luke-Acts thought of Christianity, relationship to Israel, and relationship to Rome in an effort to think about our identity in the 21st century."
Date: September 16, 2013
Creator: Sterling, Gregory E.
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Transform Your Way of Seeing - Forming A Scriptural Imagination

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 16, 2013, 10:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "What does it mean to be a Bible-believing people? Are we the guardians of divinely revealed truths cleansed from human traditions? Are we historical investigators reconstructing a first-century church? Come and see why living in Scripture can mean much more."
Date: September 16, 2013
Creator: Messer, Patrick
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Children Will Follow Someone; Lead Them To Jesus - Prodigal Sons and Prodigal Brothers

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 16, 2013, 9:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Children's ministry is not school nor is it babysitting. It is getting on the path with our children and their families and assimilating God's words into life. If kids do not follow Jesus when they are young, they are less likely to follow Him. Discover how we help children choose to follow Jesus, starting today."
Date: September 16, 2013
Creator: Scott, Deet
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library