Christian Education

Author: Neal F. Fisher
Paperback, Ebook
ISBN: 
Paperback: 9780938162421, Ebook: 9780938162438

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.

Author Information:

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.

Raising Hope book cover
Author: Anne E. Streaty Wimberly and Sarah Frances Farmer
Paperback, Ebook
ISBN: 
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.

Author Information:

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.

Author: General Board of Higher Education
ebook
ISBN: 
9780938162315

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.

 

Contents

Foreword by Dr. Kim Cape

Session One: The Conversation Matters

Coming Soon

Introduction to Christian Faith: A Deeper Way of Seeing

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