Christian Education

Reorder of Things: The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference

Reorder of Things: The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference
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In the 1960s and 1970s, minority and women students at colleges and universities across the United States organized protest movements to end racial and gender inequality on campus. African American, Chicano, Asia American, American Indian, women, and queer activists demanded the creation of departments that reflected their histories and experiences, resulting in the formation of interdisciplinary studies programs that hoped to transform both the university and the wider society beyond the campus.

In The Reorder of Things, however, Roderick A. Ferguson traces and assesses the ways in which the rise of interdisciplines-departments of race, gender, and ethnicity; fields such as queer studies-were not simply a challenge to contemporary power as manifest in academia, the state, and global capitalism but were, rather, constitutive of it. Ferguson delineates precisely how minority culture and difference as affirmed by legacies of the student movements were appropriated and institutionalized by established networks of power.

Critically examining liberationist social movements and the cultural products that have been informed by them, including works by Adrian Piper, Toni Cade Bambara, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Zadie Smith, The Reorder of Things argues for the need to recognize the vulnerabilities of cultural studies to co-option by state power and to develop modes of debate and analysis that may be in the institution but are, unequivocally, not of it.

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9780816672790
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2012-11-07
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Reshaping Religious Education

Reshaping Religious Education
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In this profound and provocative book, acclaimed authors Maria Harris and Gabriel Moran challenge the religious education community to risk change. Writing in the form of a give-and-take conversation, a conversation that includes Jewish educator Sherry Blumberg and European educator Friedrich Schweitzer: the authors incorporate ecumenical and international perspectives into their analysis of the state of contemporary religious education - and its future.
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9780664257835
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1998-02-01
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Sage Advice: Stories from Seasoned Youth Workers

Sage Advice: Stories from Seasoned Youth Workers
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Key Benefits:
- New youth workers gain insight into their ministry from youth ministry veterans
- Veteran youth workers find humor and see themselves in the stories
- Youth workers find encouragement
- Reflection questions in each chapter further spiritual development
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9780687051878
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2003-05-01
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Sex + Faith: Talking with Your Child from Birth to Adolescence

Sex + Faith: Talking with Your Child from Birth to Adolescence
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Talking with your child about sex can be scary! Sex + Faith helps parents incorporate their faith values with sexual information so they can answer questions, discuss sexuality at each stage of childhood, and show support of sexual differences. Section one explains how faith relates to sexuality and the essential role parents play in forming healthy, faithful, sexual children . The second section designates a chapter for four age groupings of children from infancy through high school. Each chapter explains the biological and developmental issues of the age, answers questions children tend to have, provides relevant Biblical and faith stories helpful to discuss with children of that age, and lists five to ten key educational issues for parents to keep in mind. Shaded text boxes are interspersed throughout the book with real life, practical questions that parents and children ask. Expertly written by Kate Ott, Sex + Faith is an easy to use reference guide for parents of kids of all ages.

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9780664237998
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2013-09-02
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SHAPING BELOVED COMMUNITY: MULTICULTURAL THEOLOGICAL EDUATION

SHAPING BELOVED COMMUNITY: MULTICULTURAL THEOLOGICAL EDUATION
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This collection of essays presents the theological, pedagogical, and disciplinary framework on which multicultural theological education is built. While many seminaries and divinity schools have expressed their commitment to create diverse communities of faculty and students, fewer schools have developed methods of learning and teaching that are appropriate for these communities. Written by faculty members at McCormick Theological Seminary, a school renowned for its commitment to diversity, these essays provide examples of new ways of learning and teaching that will help shape and sustain multicultural theological education.

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9780664229375
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2006-11-17
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Sharing Faith With Children: Rethinking the Children's Sermon

Sharing Faith With Children: Rethinking the Children's Sermon
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What kind of language and images should we use to communicate faith to children? How can we translate theological abstractions into concrete realities that make sense to children? This book provides insight into the stages of children's mental and spiritual development in order to enable us to share faith with them in appropriate ways.

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9780664254391
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1994-01-01
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SITUATED LEARNING

SITUATED LEARNING
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In this important theoretical treatise, Jean Lave, anthropologist, and Etienne Wenger, computer scientist, push forward the notion of situated learning--that learning is fundamentally a social process and not solely in the learner's head. The authors maintain that learning viewed as situated activity has as its central defining characteristic a process they call legitimate peripheral participation. Learners participate in communities of practitioners, moving toward full participation in the sociocultural practices of a community. Legitimate peripheral participation provides a way to speak about crucial relations between newcomers and oldtimers and about their activities, identities, artifacts, knowledge and practice. The communities discussed in the book are midwives, tailors, quartermasters, butchers, and recovering alcoholics, however, the process by which participants in those communities learn can be generalized to other social groups.
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9780521423748
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1991-12-12
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Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement

Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

With unequaled insight and brio, New York Times columnist David Brooks has long explored and explained the way we live. Now Brooks turns to the building blocks of human flourishing in a multilayered, profoundly illuminating work grounded in everyday life. This is the story of how success happens, told through the lives of one composite American couple, Harold and Erica. Drawing on a wealth of current research from numerous disciplines, Brooks takes Harold and Erica from infancy to old age, illustrating a fundamental new understanding of human nature along the way: The unconscious mind, it turns out, is not a dark, vestigial place, but a creative one, where most of the brain's work gets done. This is the realm where character is formed and where our most important life decisions are made--the natural habitat of The Social Animal. Brooks reveals the deeply social aspect of our minds and exposes the bias in modern culture that overemphasizes rationalism, individualism, and IQ. He demolishes conventional definitions of success and looks toward a culture based on trust and humility. The Social Animal is a moving intellectual adventure, a story of achievement and a defense of progress. It is an essential book for our time--one that will have broad social impact and will change the way we see ourselves and the world.

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9780812979374
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2012-01-03
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Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life

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This liberating book shows us that examining our attitudes toward money--earning it, spending it, and giving it away--offers surprising insight into our lives. Through personal stories and practical advice, Lynne Twist asks us to discover our relationship with money, understand how we use it, and by assessing our core human values, align our relationship with it to our desired goals. In doing so, we can transform our lives.

The Soul of Money now includes a foreword from Jack Canfield and a new introduction by Lynne Twist, in which she explores the effects of the Great Recession and environmental concerns about our monetary needs and aims.

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9780393353976
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2017-03-14
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Spiritual Leadership: Why Leaders Lead and Who Seekers Follow

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The idea that certain kinds of people gravitate toward certain kinds of leaders has been around for a long time. There are exceptions and degrees of commitment, of course. People (as individuals) are complicated and changeable. On the other hand, people (as groups) are remarkably consistent and predictable.

There are patterns. The typical follower of this leader has these characteristics. The typical follower of that leader has those characteristics. Conversely, this group of people tends to look for, believe in, and listen to this kind of leader; and that group of people tends to look for, believe in, and listen to that kind of leader.

There are trends. Certain kinds of people are more responsive to certain kinds of leaders. Certain kinds of leaders seem to be more empathic toward, and understanding of, certain kinds of people. They seem to know some contexts, certain needs, and distinct attitudes better than others. If you follow the career of a leader, you can anticipate who they will gather around them and where they will be most effective.

Bandy shows how this is true for church leaders too and introduces ideas of different types of leaders attracting different groups of followers. Knowing your "type" will help you know who will be attracted to your leadership style.

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9781501825590
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2016-09-20
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Synago Calm in the Storm Leader: Student Led Senior High Cell Group

Synago Calm in the Storm Leader: Student Led Senior High Cell Group
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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. All participants should use the Student Journal (ISBN 0687049539)

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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9780687049233
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2002-07-01
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Taking the Cross to Youth Ministry

Taking the Cross to Youth Ministry
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Think about sin and the cross--the way that salvation changes who we are and how God sees us. It's a central part of our faith, and yet it's one of the most confusing and difficult things to teach. Especially to a room full of teenagers.

In Taking the Cross to Youth Ministry, Andrew Root invites you along on a journey with Nadia--a fictional youth worker who is wrestling with how to present the cross to her own students in a meaningful way. Using Nadia's narrative, along with his own insights, Root helps you reimagine how the cross, sin, and salvation can be taught to students in a way that leads them to embrace a lifestyle that chases after Jesus, rather than creating teenagers who just try to "be good."

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9780310670780
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2012-08-25
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Taking Theology to Youth Ministry

Taking Theology to Youth Ministry
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Even if you know you're called to youth ministry and are passionate about the students in your group, you've probably had a few of those moments when you've wondered why you're doing certain things in your ministry, or wondered why you're even doing youth ministry in the first place.

If you've ever stopped to ask, "What's the point of youth ministry?" ...

In Taking Theology to Youth Ministry, Andrew Root invites you along on a journey with Nadia--a fictional youth worker who is trying to understand the "why" behind her ministry. Her narrative, along with Root's insights, help you uncover the action of God as it pertains to your own youth ministry, and encourage you to discover how you can participate in that action. As you join this theological journey, you'll find yourself exploring how theology can and should influence the way you do youth ministry.

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9780310670766
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2012-08-25
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Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope

Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope
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Ten years ago, bell hooks astonished readers with Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom. Now comes Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope - a powerful, visionary work that will enrich our teaching and our lives. Combining critical thinking about education with autobiographical narratives, hooks invites readers to extend the discourse of race, gender, class and nationality beyond the classroom into everyday situations of learning. bell hooks writes candidly about her own experiences. Teaching, she explains, can happen anywhere, any time - not just in college classrooms but in churches, in bookstores, in homes where people get together to share ideas that affect their daily lives.

In Teaching Community bell hooks seeks to theorize from the place of the positive, looking at what works. Writing about struggles to end racism and white supremacy, she makes the useful point that "No one is born a racist. Everyone makes a choice." Teaching Community tells us how we can choose to end racism and create a beloved community. hooks looks at many issues-among them, spirituality in the classroom, white people looking to end racism, and erotic relationships between professors and students. Spirit, struggle, service, love, the ideals of shared knowledge and shared learning - these values motivate progressive social change.

Teachers of vision know that democratic education can never be confined to a classroom. Teaching - so often undervalued in our society -- can be a joyous and inclusive activity. bell hooks shows the way. "When teachers teach with love, combining care, commitment, knowledge, responsibility, respect, and trust, we are often able to enter the classroom and go straight to the heart of the matter, which is knowing what to do on any given day to create the best climate for learning."

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9780415968188
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2003-08-27
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Teaching for Faith: A Guide for Teachers of Adult Classes

Teaching for Faith: A Guide for Teachers of Adult Classes
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This useful, theologically informed guide prepares teachers in the church, whose purpose is to awaken, support, and challenge faith. Richard Osmer offers practical suggestions for preparing good lectures and leading lively discussions. He explores four important dimensions of faith--faith as belief, as commitment, as relationship, and as mystery--and describes different teaching approaches to address each of these dimensions.

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9780664252175
Publication Date: 
1992-12-19
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Teaching for Understanding Guide

Teaching for Understanding Guide
$28.00
This handbook will both encourage and assist those teachers whotake on the important challenge of helping their students to thinkdeeply and resourcefully and to use that intellectual powerconstructively.
--Theodore R. Sizer, chairman, Coalition of Essential Schools

Walks teachers through the teaching for understanding process.The authors offer classroom examples, practical tips, andworksheets to help clarify the process. They also show how toselect engaging and appropriate topics, set coherent unit andcourse goals, create dynamic learning activities, improve studentperformance through continual feedback, and more.

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9780787909932
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1999-11-02
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Teaching Gender: Feminist Pedagogy and Responsibility in Times of Political Crisis

Teaching Gender: Feminist Pedagogy and Responsibility in Times of Political Crisis
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Teaching Gender: Feminist Pedagogy and Responsibility in Times of Political Crisis addresses the neoliberalization of the university, what this means in real terms, and strategic pedagogical responses to teaching within this context across disciplines and region.

Inspired by bell hooks' "transgressive school" and Donna Haraway's "responsibility", this collection promotes a politics of care within the classroom through new forms of organizational practices. It engages with the challenges and possibilities of teaching students about women and gender by examining the multiple pedagogical, theoretical, and political dimensions of feminist learning.

The book revisits how we can reconfigure a feminist politics of responsibility that is able to respond to or engage with contemporary crises. It also conceptualizes crisis and explains how it is transforming contemporary societies and affecting individual vulnerabilities and institutional structures. Finally, it offers practical cases from different European locations, in which crisis and responsibility have served to reformulate contemporary feminist pedagogies, altering curriculums, reframing institutions, and affecting the process of teaching and learning.

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9781138701236
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2017-03-26
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Teaching the Bible to Adults and Youth

Teaching the Bible to Adults and Youth
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Ten winning strategies and multiple approaches for effective Bible study. A contributory book for lay leaders, pastors, or individuals wanting to broaden their approach to Scripture. Revised and updated with a foreword by Lyle Schaller.

Teaching the Bible to Adults and Youth shows how to make the Bible "transparent"--with God evident throughout. Dick Murray offers suggestions for teaching, provides different approaches and perspectives from which to teach and conduct activities for learning, and examines such Bible study series as Kerygma, Trinity, Bethel, and Disciple.

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9780687410842
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1993-03-01
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Teaching the Media

Teaching the Media
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An invaluable guide both for specialists in media and communication studies and all teachers who wish to use newspapers and TV in their teaching.
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9780415039741
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1990-12-31
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Techniques of the Observer: Economics, Ecology, Ethics (Revised)

Techniques of the Observer: Economics, Ecology, Ethics (Revised)
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Jonathan Crary's Techniques of the Observer provides a dramatically new perspective on the visual culture of the nineteenth century, reassessing problems of both visual modernism and social modernity. This analysis of the historical formation of the observer is a compelling account of the prehistory of the society of the spectacle.

In Techniques of the Observer Jonathan Crary provides a dramatically new perspective on the visual culture of the nineteenth century, reassessing problems of both visual modernism and social modernity.

Inverting conventional approaches, Crary considers the problem of visuality not through the study of art works and images, but by analyzing the historical construction of the observer. He insists that the problems of vision are inseparable from the operation of social power and examines how, beginning in the 1820s, the observer became the site of new discourses and practices that situated vision within the body as a physiological event. Alongside the sudden appearance of physiological optics, Crary points out, theories and models of subjective vision were developed that gave the observer a new autonomy and productivity while simultaneously allowing new forms of control and standardization of vision.

Crary examines a range of diverse work in philosophy, in the empirical sciences, and in the elements of an emerging mass visual culture. He discusses at length the significance of optical apparatuses such as the stereoscope and of precinematic devices, detailing how they were the product of new physiological knowledge. He also shows how these forms of mass culture, usually labeled as realist, were in fact based on abstract models of vision, and he suggests that mimetic or perspectival notions of vision and representation were initially abandoned in the first half of the nineteenth century within a variety of powerful institutions and discourses, well before the modernist painting of the 1870s and 1880s.

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9780262531078
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1992-02-25
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Theological Turn in Youth Ministry

Theological Turn in Youth Ministry
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  • 2012 Christianity Today Book Award of Merit winner
  • What haunts your youth group? So often we avoid talking about doubts and fears because we feel inadequately equipped to address them in any meaningful way. The crisis of existence can't be answered with pat Sunday school formulas or a few Bible verses, let alone another relay race. The questions our youth have are often the same ones that perplexed the great theologians, driving them to search for God in the places God didn't appear to be--places of brokenness, suffering and confusion. What if we let these questions drive our search for God too? Andrew Root and Kenda Creasy Dean invite you to envision youth ministries full of practical theologians, addressing the deep questions of life with a wonderfully adolescent mix of idealism, cynicism and prophetic intolerance for hypocrisy. Follow them into reflection on your own practice of theology, and learn how to share that theology through rich, compassionate conversation and purposeful experience.
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    9780830838257
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    2011-08-18
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    Trouble Don't Last Always: Emancipatory Hope Among African American Adolescents

    Trouble Don't Last Always: Emancipatory Hope Among African American Adolescents
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    "Racism will never end." "Drug dealing and gang banging will never stop." "I hope for God to come and take us away from all this because if things go on the way they are, there's not much hope for humankind." These are some of the comments from twenty African American teenagers coming of age in Chicago at the close of the 20th century. These comments raise challenging questions: - What expectations do African American youth hold concerning racial injustice? - What expectations do black youth hold about other issues that are important to them, such as violence? - How relevant is the black church to the issues that circumscribe the lives of urban black youth? - How is the black church instrumental in confronting racial injustice that black youth experience? What signs of hope do black youth identify as being offered by the black church? Can the church fashion black adolescent spirituality rooted in Christian hope and action? Parker seeks to answer these questions, critically examining African American adolescent spirituality and offering congregations a new theological framework for ministry with African American adolescents in the face of injustice and hopelessness. What results is the formation of a wholesome spirituality.
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    9780829815405
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    2003-04-02
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    Understanding Bible by Design: Create Courses with Purpose (Seminarium Elements)

    Understanding Bible by Design: Create Courses with Purpose (Seminarium Elements)
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    Today's seminary and religious-education instructors are expected to design and redesign their courses more nimbly than in the past. This book introduces you to UbD: an approach to course design that is proven time-efficient and grounded in the instructor's most closely-held convictions about her subject matter's big ideas and essential questions.

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    9781451488791
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    2014-11-01
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    Using the Bible in Groups

    Using the Bible in Groups
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    This best-selling book is an indispensable resource for starting a Bible study group. Employing successful field-tested methods, this practical handbook contains detailed information on how to begin a group, choose a leader, prepare lesson plans, build relationships within the group, and effectively engage in the study of Scripture.

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    9780664245610
    Publication Date: 
    1985-01-01
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    Viewpoints

    Viewpoints
    $17.00
    The first part of this book summarizes the authors' research in cognitive development, leading them to identify a typology of four ways adults think about styles of interpretation, images and authority of the Bible, tradition, truth, and self-understanding. The second part of the book provides examples that illustrate how to nurture faith perspectives about beliefs, church, justice, empathy, and worship. Sample exercises and teaching strategies translate theory into practical application.
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    9781563382222
    Publication Date: 
    1998-01-01
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