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Christian Education

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Author: Mark E. Hanshaw & Timothy S. Moore, General Editors

Preparing Leaders for an Interfaith World

Colleges strive to educate students for leadership in communities, businesses, churches, governments, and the academy, and they must also prepare them for an increasingly religiously pluralistic world by offering opportunities for interfaith cooperation.

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Contributors: Kent Andersen, Wesley Ariarajah, Eva Semien Baham, Gladys Childs, Nathan Eric Dickman, Hans Gustafson, Dennis Hall, Mark E. Hanshaw, Timothy S. Moore, Eboo Patel, Chad Pevateaux, Nicholas Rademacher, Carolyn Roncolato, Jikyo Shoultz, John Tures, Aaron R. Twitchell, Diane Wiener.

Mark E. Hanshaw is Associate General Secretary of the Division of Higher Education, The United Methodist Church.

Timothy S. Moore is Director of Donor Development for Union Presbyterian Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Introduction to Christian Faith
Author: Neal F. Fisher

God is when everything else is not. What shall we do if God is not our friend?

Looking for God is intensely personal and yielding to God is often surprising. Fisher says, “Confronting the genuine joys we experience and the agony and sorrows we endure, we reach out to connect our lives with a source of meaning, an object of devotion that will anchor our lives in something more lasting than ourselves.” The Good News is that God is there for us even before we seek God, because God loves us.

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Neal F. Fisher is Senior Scholar in Theology and President Emeritus of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.  An elder in The United Methodist Church, he has served as Associate Dean at Boston University School of Theology. A prolific author, his book The Parables of Jesus: Glimpses of God’s Reign is used in churches nationwide. Dr. Fisher is also a popular preacher and speaker.

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Author: Anne E. Streaty Wimberly and Sarah Frances Farmer
Paperback, Ebook
9780938162346, 9780938162353

Move to courageous hope in action.

This book gives tried-and-true methods to effectively reach out to Black youth and motivate them to make healthier choices that promise positive outcomes. The authors offer: 1) a narrative orientation that links real life with Christian faith supports and helps youth ask the right questions; 2) an artistic method that provides a cathartic space where youth can express themselves through poetry, music, and visual arts; 3) a curricular approach that centers specifically on conflict resolution; and 4) exposure to new possibilities.

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Anne E. Streaty Wimberly, Professor Emerita of Christian Education at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), currently serves as Executive Director of the Youth Hope-Builders Academy at ITC and is founder and coordinator of the Annual Youth and Family Convocation.

Sarah Frances Farmer is an associate research scholar and lecturer at Yale Divinity School and helps direct the Adolescent Faith and Flourishing Program at Yale Center for Faith and Culture.

Unity of the Church Study Guide
Author: General Board of Higher Education

Join the conversation.

Suitable for a 4-week study, this resource addresses how the church be a witness and provide for a diversified human community.

Based on a paper by Dr. Charles M. Wood, the resource presents United Methodists an opportunity to think about what has become a cultural and ecclesial flashpoint—human sexuality—and comes out of the conviction that the church is thirsty for theological conversation.



Foreword by Dr. Kim Cape

Session One: The Conversation Matters

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