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The Artist as Priest and Prophet - Conflict: Building Altars in a Divided Kingdom

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "The church cultivates believing souls by answering compelling questions, while the artist cultivates seeing souls by raising compelling images. Is there a conflict - an identity - in the believing artist's dual relationship with the Kingdom and the "world?" How can she be true to her work and be true to the community of faith?"
Date: February 20, 2002
Creator: Beaubeaux, Carmen
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Baptism: Our Spirituality's Defining Moment - The Spirit's Grace That Comes After Baptism

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "How can we hope to "Recover Spirituality" without recovering a rubust doctrine of the indwelling Holy Spirit? Is spirituality anything other than life in the Spirit of God? This life in the Spirit begins at baptism - spirituality's defining moment. Rediscover the Spirit's grace working in your life."
Date: February 20, 2002
Creator: Sager, Scott
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Can I Still Learn to Enjoy Jesus? - Becoming a Person and Church of Joy

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Why do some Christians appear to have little joy in the Lord? Why do so many Christians seek joy from what is destructive? God envisions that His church be a people who have found delight in Him."
Date: February 20, 2002
Creator: Martin, Jim
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Celebrating the Wrath of God - Building Doghouses and Building Worlds

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "These presentations claim that the wrath of God is another face of His holy love dealing with humanity's sin. It embraces humanity as a whole and shows itself as the suffering we see in the world. The wrath not only speaks of the sinfulness of our sin; it proclaims God's steadfast refusal to let us sink without trace. And since His loving wrath is so pervasive and relentless, it implies a glorious end that will "justify the means.""
Date: February 20, 2002
Creator: McGuiggan, Jim
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Children Should Be Seen and Heard: Nurturing the Spirituality of Children - Let the Little Children Come: How?

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "When Jesus said, "Let the little children come to Me," He wasn't just inviting them to Sunday school; He was affirming their place in His Kingdom, His church. Growing a new generation of faith-filled Christians requires a commitment to rich communal practices that enable children to learn the language of faith, participate in the life of God's people and receive their lives as a celebration of the believing community."
Date: February 20, 2002
Creator: Neilson, Shelley
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Christian's Green Thumb: The Essentials of Spiritual Growth - The Nutrition for Spiritual Growth

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Agriculturists and horticulturists often boast of their mystical green thumb, which helps them produce bountiful harvests of fruits, vegetables and flowers. These sessions will explore ways that the Christian can develop a "green thumb" as he or she seeks to fulfill that all-important mandate to grow spiritually."
Date: February 20, 2002
Creator: Barclay, Richard
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

A Church that Flies - Doing the Same Things Differently

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Everyone wants to be part of a "faithful" church. But "faithful" to what? To an apostolic patter? To an inherited tradition? To the purposes God intends for the church? We are commissioned people. God has work for us to do. This class identifies what God wants the church to be about and encourages to put that work first."
Date: February 20, 2002
Creator: Woodroof, Tim
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Confessions of a Church of Christ Monk - Monk Without a Monastery

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Do you ever find in the frantic pace of life and its hectic demands that there is little time to simply be with God? Is it possible to have one's life guided by God's presence rather than the demands all around us? Come discover the way of "desert spirituality.""
Date: February 20, 2002
Creator: Harris, Randy
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Darkest Africa Becomes Lightest Africa

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "In 100 years Africa has risen from a straggling missions zone to the center of world Christianity. How did this happen? Who was responsible? How have Churches of Christ figured in this transformation?"
Date: February 20, 2002
Creator: Broom, Wendell & Williams, Tex
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Elders and Spirituality - The Bishop as a Spiritual Leader

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "There is no more demanding role in the church than the service of an elder. Servant leadership requires spiritual depth. This class examines the spiritual qualities necessary for church leadership."
Date: February 20, 2002
Creator: Fair, Ian A.
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Embodied Spirituality: Discovering a Balance of Nature and Grace - A Look at the New Humanity

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "What does it mean to be created in the image of God? IN what ways are we called to fulfill this goal? Is it completely a divine reality, merely a human reality, or a cooperative effort with God? The incarnation furnishes powerful answers to these questions and provides a balanced approach to spirituality."
Date: February 20, 2002
Creator: Aquino, Frederick
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Embodied Spirituality: Discovering a Balance of Nature and Grace - In Strange Waters...

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "How can the past help us live in the present? Renovaré is a ministry committed to helping Christians answer this question. Come learn how Renovaré is transforming discipleship in local congregations."
Date: February 20, 2002
Creator: McCracken, Victor
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Fuel for the Fire - Recovering Spirituality by Recovering Mission

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Our mission is to continue the work of Christ. That means seeking and saving the lost and equipping the saved as ministers of reconciliation. When churches recover that mission, they rekindle the fires of spiritual passion."
Date: February 20, 2002
Creator: Whitsett, Dwight
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Fulfilling the Ministry of God: Strategies and Procedures for Planting a 21st Century Ministry - The First Worship and Beyond

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Unchurched people are nine times more likely to come to a new church rather than an established one. Starting a new church requires a well-conceived philosophy. Come hear one church's experience to bring these principles to life in fulfilling the ministry of God."
Date: February 20, 2002
Creator: Seamster, Ervin D.
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Genesis 2: The Sequel - New Beginnings

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Everyone has heard about the book of Genesis, but how many of you have ever heard about, much less studied, its sequel? Come and join us as we read the thrilling story of God's new beginnings!"
Date: February 20, 2002
Creator: Alvarez, Abel
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Hungering For God: Classical Spiritual Theology Through Old Testament Eyes - Direct Contemplation of God: Ezekiel

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Early classical theologians commonly described the spiritual life in the terms of the "threefold way," a journey both satisfying and stimulating one's hunger for God. This class will consider Old Testament texts that illuminate these three movements and how they might nourish the spiritual cravings of Christians today."
Date: February 20, 2002
Creator: Green, Jennifer
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

If You Can Do Ministry Here, You Can Do It Anywhere - Reflections From Ground Zero - Part 3

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "September 11. This is the day our world changed. While people around the globe were affected by the acts of terror that day, none were more impacted than the citizens of New York City. Hear stories of ministry from the perspective of "ground zero" - stories from the Manhattan Church of Christ."
Date: February 20, 2002
Creator: Robinson, Tom
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

In Pursuit of the Bible's Mysterious God: Recovering Spirituality to Know the Living God - It Seemed Good: Spirituality and Biblical Interpretation

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "These classes will explore the biblical passages that reveal the mystery of God and/or spiritual paths to knowing that mysterious God. Old Testament passages and Old Testament spirituality will be emphasized, but New Testament material also will be included."
Date: February 20, 2002
Creator: Plunket, Rodney
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

In Their Steps - How the Trinity Teaches Us...

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "We are often overwhelmed when determining god's will for our lives. Naming God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, this class focuses on the Trinity as a model for being. Come discover how our understandings of the Trinity should influence the way we make decisions."
Date: February 20, 2002
Creator: Reed, Kevin
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Incarnating Spirituality: The Present State of the Fanning-Richardson Controversy - Richardson's Fear: Empty Temples, Spiritless Forms and the Dissipating Passion of a Younger Generation

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "In 1857 Robert Richardson, a friend and collegue of Alexander Campbell, wrote a series of articles for the Millennial Harbinger (edited by Campbell) entitled "Faith Versus Philosophy." These articles called for a spirituality that moved readers beyond an emphasis on forms. His call to a vital spirituality continues to speak with great relevance to the heirs of the Stone-Campbell movement. Come and share Richardson's hope for a life led by the Spirit."
Date: February 20, 2002
Creator: Swick, Danny
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Incarnating Spirituality: The Present State of the Fanning-Richardson Controversy - Richardson's Hope: Has the Temple Been Filled? Have the Forms Been Inspired? Has Our Passion Dissipated for the Young?

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "In 1857 Robert Richardson, a friend and collegue of Alexander Campbell, wrote a series of articles for the Millennial Harbinger (edited by Campbell) entitled "Faith Versus Philosophy." These articles called for a spirituality that moved readers beyond an emphasis on forms. His call to a vital spirituality continues to speak with great relevance to the heirs of the Stone-Campbell movement. Come and share Richardson's hope for a life led by the Spirit."
Date: February 20, 2002
Creator: Swick, Danny
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Inside Out: Becoming a Missional Church - Redefining Leadership and Structure

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Across North America, people in our communities are on a spiritual quest. Most of these people, however, will not end their search with us...unless we change. In this class, discover some ways to make those changes without compromising our faith."
Date: February 20, 2002
Creator: Rheenen, Gailyn Van & Love, Mark
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library