Christian Education

7 Ways of Teaching the Bible to Children

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$16.00

There are seven distinct ways of teaching and learning: verbal/linguistic, logical/mathematical, visual/spatial, body/kinesthetic, musical/rhythmic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal. In 7 Ways of Teaching the Bible to Children, Barbara Bruce uses these seven learning styles to show you how to meet the various learning needs of each child in your classroom.

The 25 Old and New Testament lessons which are included feature warm-up exercises, scripture readings, activities, and options for tailoring the lesson to all your students' individual learning needs. Practical advice for discovering each child's learning preferences, reproducible patterns and handouts, and a teacher training session are also included. The Bible story lessons can be used independently or with existing class curriculum.

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9780687020683
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1996-10-01
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Activities of Teaching

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$15.95
McGraw-Hill Series in Education. Foundations in Education Series.
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9780070243361
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1970-12-31
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Adventures with the Bible

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$11.00
Book by Furnish, Dorothy Jean
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9780687011704
Publication Date: 
1994-12-31
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Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the Church

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$27.00
Based on the National Study of Youth and Religion--the same invaluable data as its predecessor, Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers--Kenda Creasy Dean's compelling new book, Almost Christian, investigates why American teenagers are at once so positive about Christianity and at the same time so apathetic about genuine religious practice.
In Soul Searching, Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton found that American teenagers have embraced a "Moralistic Therapeutic Deism"--a hodgepodge of banal, self-serving, feel-good beliefs that bears little resemblance to traditional Christianity. But far from faulting teens, Dean places the blame for this theological watering down squarely on the churches themselves. Instead of proclaiming a God who calls believers to lives of love, service and sacrifice, churches offer instead a bargain religion, easy to use, easy to forget, offering little and demanding less. But what is to be done? In order to produce ardent young Christians, Dean argues, churches must rediscover their sense of mission and model an understanding of being Christian as not something you do for yourself, but something that calls you to share God's love, in word and deed, with others. Dean found that the most committed young Christians shared four important traits: they could tell a personal and powerful story about God; they belonged to a significant faith community; they exhibited a sense of vocation; and they possessed a profound sense of hope. Based on these findings, Dean proposes an approach to Christian education that places the idea of mission at its core and offers a wealth of concrete suggestions for inspiring teens to live more authentically engaged Christian lives.
Persuasively and accessibly written, Almost Christian is a wake up call no one concerned about the future of Christianity in America can afford to ignore.
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9780195314847
Publication Date: 
2010-07-15

American University in a Postsecular Age

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$35.00
For much of the twentieth century, it was assumed that higher education was and ought to be a secular enterprise, but that approach no longer suffices. The culture has shifted, and contemporary college and university students are increasingly bringing religious and spiritual questions to campus. In response, college and university leaders are exploring anew the relationship between religion and higher education.
The American University in a Postsecular Age grapples with key questions:
--How religious or irreligious are faculty and students today? What level of religious literacy should be expected from students?
--Can religion be allowed into the classroom without being disruptive?
--Should colleges and universities help students reflect on their own faith?
--Is religion antithetical to critical inquiry?
--Can religion have a positive role to play in higher education?
This is a state-of-the-art introduction to the national discussion about religion and higher education. Leading scholars and top educators express a wide spectrum of opinions that reflect the best current thinking. Introductory and concluding essays by the editors describe the postsecular character of our age and propose a comprehensive framework intended to facilitate ongoing conversation.
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9780195323443
Publication Date: 
2008-01-31

Beauty in the Word: Rethinking the Foundations of Education

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What is a good education? What is it for? To answer these questions, Stratford Caldecott shines a fresh light on the three arts of language, in a marvelous recasting of the Trivium whereby Grammar, Dialectic, and Rhetoric are explored as Remembering, Thinking, and Communicating. These are the foundational steps every student must take towards conversion of heart and mind, so that a Catholic Faith can be lived out in unabashed pursuit of the True, the Good, and the Beautiful. Beauty in the Word is a unique contribution to bringing these bountiful aspects of the Real back to the center of learning, where they rightfully belong. If your concern is for the true meaning of education for your children, here is the place to begin.

"Those responsible for new initiatives in Catholic schooling have a chance to recreate the inner spirit of education and not just its outer frame. They will not easily find a programme more inspirational than the one presented here." - Aidan Nichols

"Stratford Caldecott offers a rare combination of intelligence and profound vision, yet combines this with accessibility and luminous transparency." - Catherine Pickstock

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9781621380047
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2012-05-07
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Bell Hooks' Engaged Pedagogy: A Transgressive Education for Critical Consciousne

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$35.00

This work lucidates bell hooks' social and educational theory, with emphasis on her 1994 book, "Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom." Florence deals with the issues of marginality and cultural alienation that are so prevalent among certain groups within the American society and presents strategies to help develop critical consciousness and affirmation of formerly subordinated cultural traits and characteristics. Her study resonates with current themes raised by critical, feminist and multicultural scholars showing how marginalized groups may be guilty of reinforcing their own status through complicity with the dominant culture's world view, and how education can empower them to demand a more egalitarian society and one that recognizes cultural plurality.

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9780897895651
Publication Date: 
1998-08-01
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Beyond Leaf Raking: Essentials for Christian Youth

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$13.95
Research shows that youths who serve others are more likely to have a positive outlook on life and are less likely to be involved in at-risk behaviors. Beyond Leaf Raking shows you how to integrate service-learning into youth ministry and to measure its impact on youth.
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9780687213283
Publication Date: 
1993-10-31
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Book, Bath, Table, and Time: Christian Worship as Source and Resource for Youth Ministry

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$25.00
This book gives youth, youth ministers, congregational leaders, and seminary students ideas for and suggestions on how to practice the liturgical holy things of the ordo - the ancient church's life "ordered" around its liturgical "holy things" - bath (Baptism); book (Scriptures); table (Eucharist); calendar (the prayerful patterning of time) - in order to provide the church with a faithful ecology of life that is capable of forming Christian youth who experience God's presence, identify God rightly, and take up their baptismal vocations before God and for the world.
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9780829817447
Publication Date: 
2007-12-03
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Branded: Adolescents Converting from Consumer Faith

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$24.00
This book addresses and examines three key elements: 1) the distortion of adolescent vocation in a consumer-focused culture; 2) the dream that adolescents would discover the freedom to live into a vocational path not dominated by consumer culture; and 3) an educational process of enlivening agency and imagination that would allow for such freedom of vocational development.
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9780829817386
Publication Date: 
2006-09-01
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Building Together: Developing Your Blueprint for Congregational Youth Ministry

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$16.25
Book by Duerksen, Carol
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9780836191899
Publication Date: 
2001-07-01
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CALM IN THE STORM - STUDENT BOOK

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$5.00

Synago is the Greek word for "come together." The goal of this resource is to strengthen members' spiritual relationship with God and Jesus Christ. Secondly, it will build Christian community within a circle of friends, in which group members practice and experience what it means to be in ministry to and with one another. This first of four volumes, Light in the Dark, provide 16 sessions for student-led senior high small groups. It also includes the necessary information for setting up and maintaining this approach to reaching and teaching senior high youth. The cell-group design calls for two student leaders, two adult "encouragers," and up to six additional youth members, usually friends--both churched and unchurched. When the group reaches ten, it splits. The two new groups then grow again to ten. The model has proven effective in numerous areas and is especially appealing to senior-highs because it gives them leadership, encourages them to invite others, creates a safe place of spiritual intimacy, and deals with integrating Bible, life, and faith. Sessions covered in this study include: Caring for the earth, forgiveness, relationships, dating, temptation, and doubt. Don't forget to order the leaders guide (ISBN 0687049237)

Small-Group Sessions include:
Setting Priorities
Back to Nature
Forgiveness
When Boy Meets Girl
How Do You Score in Love?
Getting Physical
Prayer Power
Time Out!
Sweet Temptations: Materialism
Sweet Temptations: Revenge
Sweet Temptations: Deceit
Who Do You Say I Am?
The Parent Trap
I Doubt It!
Calm in the Storm
Closing Time

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9780687049530
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2002-07-01
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CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: A FAITH BASED STUDY STUDENT BOOK

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$6.50
This short-term study comes at a time when there is considerable national debate and commentary on the administration of the death penalty. This study combines Bible study with compelling stories from persons who have been directly affected by capital crimes to help adults form and/or reform their thinking on capital punishment. It looks at various denominational views and nations' policies related to the issue, as well as providing several suggested plans for actions.

Chapters include:
-- What is the death penalty?
-- What does the Bible say?

What do we learn from the history of Christianity?

What guidance do our theological and ethical traditions provide?

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9780687053063
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2002-09-01
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CHILD & CURRICULUM SCHOOL/SOCI

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This edition brings Dewey's educational theory into sharp focus, framing his two classic works by frank assessments, past and present, of the practical applications of Dewey's ideas. In addition to a substantial introduction in which Philip W. Jackson explains why more of Dewey's ideas haven't been put into practice, this edition restores a "lost" chapter, dropped from the book by Dewey in 1915.
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9780226143927
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1956-01-31
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Child in Christian Thought

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This volume offers the first major survey of the history of Christian thought on children. Each chapter, written by an expert in the field, discusses the particular perspectives on children held by influential theologians and Christian movements throughout church history, asking what resources they can contribute to a sound contemporary view of childhood and child-rearing. Intended for all readers, this needed book will be a valuable resource for laying the foundation for a new, more meaningful Christian view of childhood today.Contributors: Clarissa W. Atkinson Margaret Bendroth Catherine Brekus Marcia J. Bunge Dawn DeVries Richard P. Heitzenrater Mary Ann Hinsdale Judith Gundry-Volf Vigen Guroian Keith Graber Miller Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore Barbara Pitkin Marcia Y. Riggs Martha Ellen Stortz Jane E. Strohl Cristina L. H. Traina William Werpehowski
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9780802846938
Publication Date: 
2000-11-13

CHILDREN IN THE WORSHIPING COM

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$19.95

"Children in the Worshiping Community" is a resourceful book inviting congregations to include children in the total life of the church. It offers a warm and sometimes humorous look at the pitfalls and potentials of children and worship. This valuable resource and teaching tool provides insights on child development theories as well as practical strategies for involving children in worship.

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9780804216883
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1980-12-31
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CHILDREN MATTER: CELEBRATING THEIR PLACE IN THE CHURCH FAMILY & COMMUNITY

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Children today are no longer expected to be "seen and not heard," yet in many churches children are involved only in programs specifically designated for them. "Children Matter" offers a full discussion of children's spirituality and shows how the faith community can better nurture its youngest members.
Speaking from their experience with children's ministry in a range of Protestant traditions, the authors draw on the Bible, history, and psychology to lay good foundations for such ministry. Discussing the specific content and contexts of faith formation, they also offer wise and practical advice on putting together effective ministries. Rather than focusing on innovative ways to use technology, "Children Matter" emphasizes relationships between people and encourages the church to welcome "all" children as valued participants in the people of God.
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9780802822284
Publication Date: 
2005-09-01

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

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$8.00

The Abingdon-Church of the Resurrection Ministry Guides are the first choice for recruiting, motivating, and developing lay leadership for specialized ministries from A to Z from adult ministries to ushering. Each inexpensive, 64-page Guide brings together Church of the Resurrection s can-do attitude with Abingdon Press s ministry of empowering church leaders. The result is a series that is user-friendly, encouraging, and most important, practical. The passion to help churches experience how many things they can do to encourage participation drives these Ministry Guides. Each Guide is concise, conversational, and current, full of ideas you ll be able to implement immediately, with little or no budget. Recognizing that volunteers are busy people who work hard, the Guides will be the first place to turn when you re new to a topic, to help you feel empowered, prepare quickly, and get up and running with confidence and creativity. You ll find eye-catching icons and features that help you move directly to practical, fun, and effective solutions.

Judy Comstock is the Director of Children s Ministries at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection."

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9780687334131
Publication Date: 
2006-10-01
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Christian College

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$12.00
When it first appeared in 1984 The Christian College was the first modern comprehensive history of Protestant higher education in America. Now this second edition updates the history, featuring a new chapter on the developments of the past two decades, a major introduction by Mark Noll, a new preface and epilogue, and a series of instructive appendixes.
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9780802819963
Publication Date: 
1984-09-01

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AS EVANGELISM

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$25.00
A primary textbook for college and seminary classrooms, this text provides skills and tools for evangelical outreach. Each chapter includes stories, questions for reflection, and practical parish strategies.
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9780800662134
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2007-07-01
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CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF CHILDR

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$7.95
This book takes a critical look at the current state of religious education and offers a creative vision for the future based on the principles of R.C.I.A.
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9780809132584
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1991-03-31
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Christian Religious Education: Sharing Our Story and Vision

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$27.95
Blends the best contemporary biblical scholarship, theology, and theories of education to give a coherent account of the nature, purpose, context, method, stages, and role of teachers in Christian education.
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9780787947859
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1999-01-31
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CHRISTIAN SPIRITUAL FORMATION

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$18.00

In this thought-provoking new volume, Susanne Johnson counters what she sees as "wrong-thinking" in much contemporary Christian education by offering forceful ideas about spiritual formation and faith development.

First, she shows the "flabbiness" of much recent talk of spiritual formation in the church. She demonstrates the importance of learning about and achieving Christian formation instead. Second, she shows how the present theories of stages in faith development must be replaced by a perceptive understanding of the way persons actually learn and believe. Third, she replaces the popular focus on individual psychology with one that emphasizes the corporate nature of the church and the grace of God.

This volume brings innovative ideas into the practical arena, where they can be applied by Christian educators in local churches. Christian Spiritual Formation in the Church and Classroom challenges the way the entire discipline is currently approached.

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9780687075904
Publication Date: 
1989-10-31
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Church Related Preschool

$15.00
Book by Reed, Margaret Chastain
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9780687083343
Publication Date: 
1984-12-31
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College and University Chaplaincy in the 21st Century: A Multifaith Look at the Practice of Ministry on Campuses

$40.00

The first comprehensive resource for chaplains and campus ministers of all faith traditions a vital resource for ministry in multifaith and secular contexts.

Caregiver, educator, trustee of institutional traditions, public religious voice and, occasionally, prophet: in an increasingly multifaith, multicultural, global world, the role of the college or university chaplain has changed. This book examines experiences and perspectives that arise at the intersection of religious practice, distinct campus culture, student counseling and the secular context of the modern academic institution.

Contributors who are actively engaged in the work of college chaplaincy from educational institutions as diverse as Stanford University, Williams College, Jesuit-affiliated Creighton University and Louisiana's historically black Dillard University, and from many faith traditions explore the practice, theology and joys of campus ministry and the chaplain's calling to support, challenge, stir the imagination of and address this generation's urgent longing for connection and meaning.

CONTRIBUTORS:
Rabbi Rena S. Blumenthal, Vassar College Rev. Gail E. Bowman, Dillard University Rev. Janet M. Cooper Nelson, Brown University Rev. Dr. Lucy A. Forster-Smith, Macalester College Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, Emory University Rev. K. P. Hong, Macalester College Rev. Dr. Charles Lattimore Howard, University of Pennsylvania Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann, Stanford University Sharon M. K. Kugler, Yale University Rev. Dr. Linda J. Morgan-Clement, The College of Wooster Rev. Dr. J. Diane Mowrey, Queens University of Charlotte Fr. Roc OA Connor, SJ, Creighton University Rev. Ian B. Oliver, Yale University Fr. Daniel Reim, SJ, University of Michigan Ann Arbor Rev. Dr. Paul H. W. Rohde, Augustana College Rev. Deanna L. Shorb, Grinnell College Rev. Dr. Richard E. Spalding, Williams College Rev. Dr. Samuel H. Speers, Vassar College Sohaib N. Sultan, Princeton University

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9781594735165
Publication Date: 
2013-10-17
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