Christian Education

We Demand: The University and Student Protests

We Demand: The University and Student Protests
$19.00
"Puts campus activism in a radical historic context."--New York Review of Books
In the post-World War II period, students rebelled against the university establishment. In student-led movements, women, minorities, immigrants, and indigenous people demanded that universities adapt to better serve the increasingly heterogeneous public and student bodies. The success of these movements had a profound impact on the intellectual landscape of the twentieth century: out of these efforts were born ethnic studies, women's studies, and American studies.

In We Demand, Roderick A. Ferguson demonstrates that less than fifty years since this pivotal shift in the academy, the university is moving away from "the people" in all their diversity. Today the university is refortifying its commitment to the defense of the status quo off campus and the regulation of students, faculty, and staff on campus. The progressive forms of knowledge that the student-led movements demanded and helped to produce are being attacked on every front. Not only is this a reactionary move against the social advances since the '60s and '70s--it is part of the larger threat of anti-intellectualism in the United States.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780520293007
Publication Date: 
2017-08-22
0

Welcome to Theological Field Education!

Welcome to Theological Field Education!
$17.60
$22.00
You Save:
$4.40
Sale 20% off 1 item
Field education is an opportunity for students to develop ministry skills, practice ministerial reflection, discern their call, experience professional collegiality, and undergo personal transformation. Field education offers them a place to practice ministry and a space to reflect on it, to integrate theory and practice, and grow towards competency. In Welcome to Theological Field Education! eleven directors of field education in seminaries and divinity schools across North America pass on their wisdom to both students and their supervisors. Edited by Matthew Floding, director of field education at Western Seminary in Holland, Michigan, this volume covers critical topics such as the art of supervision and formation, the use of case studies and peer reflection groups, self-care and ministerial ethics, and assessment. Formation for ministry is especially challenging at this time in the church's life. First, the explosion of knowledge, pluralism, and consumerism and a host of other complicating factors make huge demands on what a minister must know to be effective in ministry. Second, with the erosion of thick religious subcultures, the novice minister has fewer sources of practical wisdom to draw upon. The next generation of ministers, if they are to be more fully formed for ministry, depends on skilled mentoring alongside wise supervisors. This book is the tool to help them make the most of their field education experience.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781566994071
Publication Date: 
2010-12-21
0

What Is the Bible? (Student Text)

What Is the Bible? (Student Text)
$9.40
$11.00
You Save:
$1.60
Sale 15% off 1 item

How well do you know the Bible? Do you know the stories? Do you know how the Bible is organized and how those texts were chosen? Have you ever thought about all the different ways people approach the Bible and decided for yourself what to think? If you said "no" to any of these questions, you need What Is the Bible?

This six-week study in basic biblical literacy assumes no prior knowledge of the Bible and is not biased toward any particular Christian tradition. It is the first course in the popular set of Bible studies Exploring the Bible: The Dickinson Series.

A detailed Leader's Guide for this study is sold separately. You can learn more about the series and how you can earn a Certificate in Biblical Literacy at exploringthebible.org.

Other volumes in the series include:
Volume 1: What Is the Bible?
Volume 3: Introducing the New Testament

PRAISE FOR EXPLORING THE BIBLE: THE DICKINSON SERIES

"Here is the most readable, complete, fair and accurate aid to the study of the Bible now available. I recommend it highly."
Dr. Harvey Cox
Hollis Research Professor of Divinity
Harvard Divinity School

"Exploring the Bible: The Dickinson Series is a magnificent Bible study resource. The questions we all have about the Bible are addressed in clear, accessible, and often witty language, and questions we didn't even know to ask are introduced in lively and provocative ways. Those who have studied the Bible for years will find their understanding deepened, and those for whom the Bible is a new and unfamiliar land will find a reliable roadmap. The Leader's Guides are filled with stimulating teaching suggestions."
Dr. Thomas G. Long
Bandy Professor of Preaching
Candler School of Theology
Emory University

"Fortunate will be the readers who take up the study of these materials. These books constitute a compelling introduction to serious study, with intentional pedagogy and fresh articulation. They are accessible without dumbing down, reaching those who want to know about the Bible without compromising either their faith or their wise judgment. Holding such a resource in one's hands is the beginning of a fresh exploration that holds great promise."
Dr. Walter Brueggemann
Professor Emeritus of Old Testament
Columbia Theological Seminary

"Combining solid information with wit and humor, this series is an ideal tool for any church community wishing to attain a deeper understanding of the Bible, its origins, and its significance for today."
Dr. Justo L. González
Retired Professor of Historical Theology
Author of the History of Christian Thought

"This series of Bible studies offers the readers a comprehensive and refreshing introduction to the Bible. Written in accessible language, it will help individuals and groups to engage in meaningful dialogues about the Bible, which continues to shape Christian imagination and values of the wider society. I highly recommend it."
Dr. Kwok Pui-lan
William F. Cole Professor of Christian Theology and Spirituality
Episcopal Divinity School

"I am much impressed by the comprehensive, accessible, and engaging quality of this series. If you have been intimidated by the Bible, if you have been reluctant to launch a study of the Bible, then Exploring the Bible offers a grand introduction to Scripture. Here the wisdom of the Bible is not only explored and explicated but also applied. Exploring the Bible is easily adaptable to churches and Bible study groups of all sizes and inclinations. Here's a wonderful addition to our tools for helping Christians grow in their faith."
Bishop Will Willimon
Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry
Duke Divinity School

ISBN/SKU: 
9780990721208
Publication Date: 
2014-11-18
0

What Is the Bible?: Leader's Guide

What Is the Bible?: Leader's Guide
$13.16
$16.00
You Save:
$2.84
Sale 18% off 1 item
A step-by-step guide to those facilitating the study of "What Is the Bible?" with a small group. The details of leading every exercise, a listing of all the materials you will need, and a description of how to prepare for every session are all laid out for you. With an introduction that helps you form a group and deal with small-group dynamics and issues, even the novice facilitator can successfully use this guide to lead the first course in "The Dickinson Series: Exploring the Bible."
ISBN/SKU: 
9780615645377
Publication Date: 
2012-07-01
0

What Is the Bible?: Student Text

What Is the Bible?: Student Text
$11.00
How well do you know the Bible? Do you know the stories? Do you know how the Bible is organized and how those texts were chosen? Have you ever thought about all the different ways people approach the Bible and decided for yourself what to think? If you said "no" to any of these questions, you need What Is the Bible? This six-week course in basic biblical literacy assumes no prior knowledge of the Bible and is not biased toward any particular Christian tradition. It is the first course in The Dickinson Series: Exploring the Bible. A separate leader's guide is available.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780615645353
Publication Date: 
2012-06-01
0

What Schools Teach Us about Religious Life (1st ed.)

What Schools Teach Us about Religious Life (1st ed.)
$31.20
$39.00
You Save:
$7.80
Sale 20% off 1 item
This book will attempt, through an in-depth investigation of eight private schools, representing a wide variety of traditions (including non-sectarian as well as sectarian schools), to show how schools are telling reflections of the changing religious landscape of our country. It will also seek to demonstrate that these schools are important guideposts in the process of understanding that landscape, and how institutions with a clear commitment can embrace a pluralistic constituency. The degree to which they are able to balance both tradition and contemporary reality can teach us a great deal about not only how to be more fluent in our religious literacy, but how to be better citizens in an increasingly complex world.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781433120350
Publication Date: 
2014-02-28
0

What Schools Teach Us about Religious Life (2nd ed.)

product image
$53.00

The second edition of What Schools Teach Us About Religious Life continues to explore the ways in which private education in the United States mirrors the growing complexity and fluidity of religious life in the United States. Through the study of ten different private schools-representing a wide variety of religious traditions as well as some secular institutions-a picture of contemporary culture, and the place of religious belief within the culture, emerges. Each chapter of this second edition of What Schools Teach Us About Religious Life contains a different picture of how individual schools then address that culture.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781433135200
Publication Date: 
2018-02-23
0
Author: 
Publisher: 

What Works: Gender Equality by Design

What Works: Gender Equality by Design
$17.00

Shortlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award
A Financial Times Best Business Book of the Year
A Times Higher Education Book of the Week
Best Business Book of the Year, 800-CEO-READ

Gender equality is a moral and a business imperative. But unconscious bias holds us back, and de-biasing people's minds has proven to be difficult and expensive. By de-biasing organizations instead of individuals, we can make smart changes that have big impacts. Presenting research-based solutions, Iris Bohnet hands us the tools we need to move the needle in classrooms and boardrooms, in hiring and promotion, benefiting businesses, governments, and the lives of millions.

"Bohnet assembles an impressive assortment of studies that demonstrate how organizations can achieve gender equity in practice... What Works is stuffed with good ideas, many equally simple to implement."
--Carol Tavris, Wall Street Journal

"A practical guide for any employer seeking to offset the unconscious bias holding back women in organizations, from orchestras to internet companies."
--Andrew Hill, Financial Times

ISBN/SKU: 
9780674986565
Publication Date: 
2018-10-15
0
Author: 
Publisher: 

White Elephants on Campus: The Decline of the University Chapel in America, 1920-1960

White Elephants on Campus: The Decline of the University Chapel in America, 1920-1960
$28.00
In White Elephants on Campus: The Decline of the University Chapel in America, 1920-1960, Margaret M. Grubiak persuasively argues, through a careful selection of case studies, that the evolution of the architecture of new churches and chapels built on campuses reveals the shifting and declining role of religion within the mission of the modern American university. According to Grubiak, during the first half of the twentieth century, university leaders tended to view architecture as a means of retaining religion within an increasingly scientific and secular university. Initially, the construction of large-scale chapels was meant to advertise religion's continued importance to the university mission. Lavish neo-Gothic chapels at historically Protestant schools, although counter to traditional Protestant imagery, were justified as an appeal to students' emotions. New cathedral-style libraries and classroom buildings also re-imagined a place for religion on campuses no longer tied to their founding religious denominations. Despite such attempts to reframe religion for the modern university, Grubiak shows that by the 1960s the architectural styles of new religious buildings had changed markedly. Postwar university chapels projected a less distinct image, with their small scale and intentionally nondenominational focus. By the mid-twentieth century, the prewar chapels had become white elephants. They are beautiful, monumental buildings that nevertheless stand outside the central concerns of the modern American university. Religious campus architecture had lost its value in an era where religion no longer played a central role in the formation and education of the American student. White Elephants on Campus is a provocative and engaging look at the university campus chapel in the twentieth century. The author skillfully combines social, educational, religious, and architectural history to illuminate a phenomenon neglected both by scholars and its intended users. --Peter W. Williams, emeritus, Miami University In this important new book, Margaret Grubiak tells the fascinating story of how religion declined on twentieth-century American campuses and yet, at the same time, administrators persisted in building college chapels, including some of great size and striking architectural merit. This well-written and thoroughly researched account reveals much about American architecture but even more about the larger cultural retreat from Protestantism by the nation's intellectual elites. We have long needed such a study, and Grubiak has done a masterful job in presenting it. --W. Barksdale Maynard, Princeton University
ISBN/SKU: 
9780268029876
Publication Date: 
2014-03-30
0

Will There Be Faith?: A New Vision for Educating and Growing Disciples

Will There Be Faith?: A New Vision for Educating and Growing Disciples
$16.00

A Modern Manual for Sharing a Relevant, Vibrant, Enduring Faith

In the face of mounting obstacles, parents and educators find themselves increasingly challenged by the task of leading people toward lives of faith. Now Thomas Groome, a world-renowned authority on religious education, has created a contemporary, holistic approach to teaching Christian beliefs and values that offers real, effective solutions for today's parents and teachers. His guide to religious education--which aims to "bring life to Faith and Faith to life"--is a hopeful road map for reenergizing the faith community and family from the bottom up.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780062037282
Publication Date: 
2011-08-23
0
Author: 
Publisher: 

Work of the Chaplain

Work of the Chaplain
$12.00
An ideal starting point for all, including seminarians, who are exploring a call to chaplaincy ministry. Unlike most other books in this field which are specific to one form of chaplaincy and are often written from an autographical viewpoint only, this new resource meets a critical need for an introductory and overview look at chaplaincy in general.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780817014995
Publication Date: 
2006-01-01
0
Author: 
Publisher: 

Youth Ministry in the Black Church: Centered in Hope

Youth Ministry in the Black Church: Centered in Hope
$17.00
Youth Ministry in the Black Church: Centered in Hope is the bridge between youth leaders' desire for holistic and relevant ministry and the hope-centered leadership necessary to make it happen. Wimberly, Barnes and Johnson recognize the challenges of youth ministry and offer effective strategies in three key areas:

Ministry leadership

Ministry programs

Congregational support

Using Scripture, case illustrations, anecdotes, best practices, and reflection points, this resource is practical and beneficial for leaders, pastors and parents. Youth Ministry in the Black Church: Centered in Hope is sure to renew the vision and promise of youth ministry in churches.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780817017361
Publication Date: 
2013-10-16
0
Author: 
Publisher: 
203.432.6101