Posts in Christian Education

What a Difference a Century and a Half Can Make!

By Kenneth Berding Jul. 8, 2014 9:00 a.m. Historical Theology, Christian Education, Church Life, Culture, New Testament, Old Testament, Spiritual Formation

In 19th century England, Atheists knew more about the Bible than most Christians do today. So did Liberal Anglicans, Anglo-Catholics, Unitarians, and Agnostics. So claims Timothy Larsen in A People of One Book: The Bible and the Victorians (Oxford, 2011) ...

 

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Critical Issues in Ministry with Children, Part Two: Knowing Where We Want to Go, How Can We Get There?

By Kevin Lawson Jul. 1, 2014 9:00 a.m. Christian Education, Church Life, Marriage and Family, Ministry and Leadership, Spiritual Formation

In my last post, I talked about the importance of our ministry with children and some ministry objectives we need to pursue. In this follow up blog I would like to talk about four aspects of children’s ministry that together help us accomplish our goals of helping children grow and mature as a part of the church, the people of God.

These are worthy goals, and it can be tempting to try to design one children’s program in the church to address them all. But if we take them each seriously, it will soon be clear that this is more than a matter of having a class or a club program for children. Instead, it requires thinking carefully about the full life of the church, as well as the church and family environment our children grow up in. It has implications for what we do for our children, with them, to them, and the opportunities we provide for them to be engaged in ministry themselves. I invite you to read and think with me about what this might look like.
 

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Why Every Church Will Always Need a Women’s Ministry, Part Three

By Nell Sunukjian May. 26, 2014 9:00 a.m. Christian Education, Church Life, Culture, Ministry and Leadership

In this third post about women’s ministry, I’d like to reflect on the condition of Women’s Ministry in the local church as I see it.

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Alabad al Señor / Praise the Lord

By Octavio Esqueda May. 6, 2014 9:00 a.m. Biblical Exposition, Christian Education, Church Life, Spiritual Formation

 “¿Cómo estás?” Un amigo mío respondía en tono de broma a esta común pregunta con las palabras “bien, pero ni modo” o “bien, pero ya se me va a pasar”. Aunque su respuesta era graciosa en el fondo describía una tendencia común de nuestras percepciones y sentimientos. Por alguna razón es más fácil enfocarnos en lo negativo y olvidarnos de todo lo positivo que tenemos y recibimos. A pesar de estar llenos de bendiciones, con frecuencia pensamos que siempre nos falta algo y que nunca tenemos lo suficiente o alcanzamos la plenitud de la vida.

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Ukrainian Students Press On

Apr. 29, 2014 4:00 a.m. Christian Education, Church Life, Culture, Evangelism, Ministry and Leadership, Missions

Despite nearly five months of instability in Ukraine, students in the Talbot School of Theology Kyiv Extension are pressing on with their ministries and with their studies.

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Update on Biola’s Extension Site in Ukraine

Apr. 23, 2014 3:00 p.m. Christian Education, Culture, Missions

Biola’s Talbot School of Theology extension site in Kyiv, Ukraine opened its doors to the first group of students in the spring of 2007 and exists to help meet the great need for theological education across the former Soviet Union. Professor Mark Saucy shares about Biola's extension site in Kyiv in light of turmoil in Ukraine.

 

 

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Workbooks in the History of Redemption: An Interview with Kenneth Berding

Apr. 21, 2014 9:00 a.m. Theology, Biblical Exposition, Christian Education, New Testament, Old Testament

A creative series of workbooks for classrooms and churches has recently been released. Following is an interview with the series editor and author of the first workbook, Kenneth Berding.

"This series of workbooks is a new and creative way of drawing out the back story that lies behind the writings of the Bible ... These workbooks provide an entryway that will allow you to start uncovering this story for yourself."

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