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Children Will Follow Someone; Lead Them to Jesus - The Soil and the Sower

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 8:30 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 17, 2013
Creator: Scott, Deet
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Moving from Generation Extinct to Generation Excel - Communication Barriers

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "As young people put on headphones and old people run away from technology, we witness a communication barrier between generations. Seek ways to understand and communicate over this divide so we all can benefit from the promise with future generations to come."
Date: September 17, 2013
Creator: Bowman, Ryan
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Big Macs and Carrot Sticks - What Eating Disorders Teach Us About Spiritual Cravings

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "A Christian psychologist describes the underlying emotional and spiritual issues relevant to the development of and recovery from eating disorders. Discover how these issues are relevant to all of us."
Date: September 17, 2013
Creator: Cunningham, Lauren
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Parables as Geography of Edge Living - Exploring Parables in the Context of Pastoral Care Ministries

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "By exploring the history of interpreting the parables, learn how to move the parables beyond Sunday schools and sermons and into pastoral care and ministry contexts."
Date: September 17, 2013
Creator: Samuels, Joy R.
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Being Real - Building Real Community or Common Unity

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Community is a buzzword in contemporary Christianity, but how do we know if we are living it out? These sessions explore what our communities look like to minority populations in them. Learn how genuine communication and active understanding lead to authentic community."
Date: September 17, 2013
Creator: Martin, Byron
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Someone To Talk To - The Difference Between Christian and Pagan Prayer

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "The disciples of Jesus are people of prayer but become aware of a profound difference in the way Jesus prays. They ask Him for insights. He gives them a model and a perspective that changes everything."
Date: September 17, 2013
Creator: Abshier, Mark A.
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - The Strange Cast of Characters in the Parables in Luke

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "In most stories the good guys are easy to recognize from the bad guys. In the best stories, however, the characters are harder to peg and full of surprises. Jesus tells the best stories. Listen to them again."
Date: September 17, 2013
Creator: Atchley, Rick
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Churches of Christ - A Brief Introduction

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 9:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Explore a new booklet for use in churches and schools to introduce both outsiders and insiders to our heritage. Consider how Churches of Christ have been shaped for two centuries and where we are today. Copies will be available and there also will be time for interaction."
Date: September 17, 2013
Creator: Foster, Doug
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Creativity and Chaos - Learning From Theologies of Marginality

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "What does it mean to be "marginal?" What does it mean to be "mainstream"? Discover the difference location makes in our Christian witness and how we navigate the complex realities of a religiously plural but predominantly Christian nation."
Date: September 17, 2013
Creator: Thweatt-Bates, Jeanine
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Addicted to Drama - How Culture Breeds Relationship Dissatisfaction

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Our culture is addicted to drama, which is bad news. A Christian counselor investigates how our drama addiction has a profoundly negative impact on our relationship expectations, while offering biblical solutions to families in crisis."
Date: September 17, 2013
Creator: Parker, Stephen
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Unspoken Gospel - Sharing Secrets of the Good News

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "There may be something we are missing when sharing the good news. Discover the focus of the gospel of Christ and why has it been so hard for us to talk about."
Date: September 17, 2013
Creator: Pendergrass, George
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Lepers, Storms and Conartists - Missions Stories from the Edge: Praise You in the Storm

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 9:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "God continues to teach lessons to our family that parallel what Luke records in his Gospel. Join us for family stories from Asia and Africa that are thought-provoking and encouraging."
Date: September 17, 2013
Creator: Henderson, Larry
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Gender and Grace In the Body of Christ

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 8:30 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 17, 2013
Creator: Barton, Sara & Selby, Gary
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Scarred Faith - When Suffering Gives Way to Adventurous Faith

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 1:15 PM at Abilene Christian University: "We live in a world full of scars. They are physical, emotional, mental, and social. Every scar has a story behind it. Do we believe God can enter into the scars of our lives to redeem the story?"
Date: September 17, 2013
Creator: Ross, Josh
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

A History of Women in Ministry in Churches of Christ - Women Exhorters, Deacons and Missionaries

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 9:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "There have been many women (both known and anonymous) who served in leadership in all three centuries of our history. These women were allowed and even encouraged by some of the more influential evangelists and authors in the history of Stone-Campbell churches."
Date: September 17, 2013
Creator: Mitchell, Lynn
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Who Are We? - Should There Be Two Testaments?

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 9:30 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 17, 2013
Creator: Sterling, Gregory E.
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Acting the Faith

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "A theatre artist and professor recounts her journey of living as a single woman of faith in New York City. Explore the struggles and joys of art, faith, divorce and marriage. Learn how obedience became her mantra to navigate life on the stage and off."
Date: September 17, 2013
Creator: Swearingen-Meeks, Dawne
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

God, Freedom and Dignity - Discovering God-Centered Freedom

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 17, 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 17, 2013
Creator: Highfield, Ron
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Say What? - Disturbing Sayings Of Jesus

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 9:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Jesus said some "un-Christ-like" things, given our culture's idea of Jesus, or even contemporary Christianity's idea of Jesus. These sayings give us heartburn to talk about and even more when we try and live them. While hard to swallow, these are life-giving words worth chewing on."
Date: September 17, 2013
Creator: Seidman, Chris
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Voices in the Margins - Edges Defined by Race

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 9:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Jesus preached good news to poor, prisoners, blind, oppressed and abused people. Examine the history of race relations in the Churches of Christ through the voices of church leaders. Participants will explore this history in the context of the gospel described in Luke 4."
Date: September 17, 2013
Creator: Brice, Tanya Smith
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library