Maybe instead of creating an institutional story meant to distinguish one congregation from another, we should instead see the Christian community as an interpretive community whose purpose is to connect the personal stories and imaginations to the over-arching salvation narrative thus giving deeper meaning to the personal story whilst connecting the individual to the divine narrative alone.
During the past week, there have been hundreds of articles written about the tragic faculty shooting in Alabama. One of the themes that is beginning to emerge is the mental stability of higher education faculty. Thomas Bartlett and Robin Wilson in a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education opened by stating that the [...]
The nine "practices" are self-identified marks discovered by Eddie Gibbs and Ryan Bolger during their qualitative research of emerging churches. If you are unclear about what an emerging church is, Gibbs and Bolger define an emerging church as "missional communities arising from within postmodern culture and consisting of followers of Jesus who are seeking to be faithful to their place and time".
4. Now, as regards the distinction between the works of the Law and the fruits of the Spirit, we believe, teach, and confess that the works which are done according to the Law are and are called works of the Law as long as they are only extorted from man by urging the punishment and [...]
I am on sabbatical next quarter to work on my dissertation on the perceived spiritual impact of seminary training on second-year seminarians. If you have any insights or readings to recommend, it would be much appreciated.
Posted on November 8, 2009 at 10:58am — 2 Comments
One of the products that I mentioned in my presentation was Articulate Presenter. Articulate Presenter is a Powerpoint plug-in that turns Powerpoint into a narrated Flash presentation including quizzes and interactive elements. Here is the link if you would like to check it out for yourself. I also started a "Show and Tell" forum so we can share our favorite Ed. Tech software and hardware.…
I have a PhD presentation, "Formation at a distance: Online education and Christian development", that might be worthy of some discussion through this network: http://myportfolio.ac.nz/view/artefact.php?artefact=12172&view=168
Please let me know if it is something that might be of interest.