Description : Since the dawn of science, ideas about the relation between science and religion have always depended on what else is going on in a society. During the twentieth century, daily life changed dramatically. Technology revolutionized transportation, agriculture, communications, and housework. People came to rely on scientific predictability in their technology. Many wondered whether God's supposed actions were consistent with scientific knowledge. The twenty-first century is bringing new scientific research capabilities. They are revealing that scientific results are not totally predictable after all. Certain types of interaction lead to outcomes that are unpredictable, in principle. These in turn may lead to a whole new range of potential interactions. They do not rule out the reality of a dynamic God who can act in the world without breaking the known principles of science. God may in fact work with "the way things really are." Human experience of God may accurately reflect this reality. Interactive World, Interactive God illustrates such new understandings in religion and science by describing recent developments in a wide range of sciences, and providing theological commentary. The book is written for intelligent readers who may not be specialized in science but who are looking for ways to understand divine action in today's world.
Description : This is a collection of favorite Bible stories, each written with a creative and meaningful storytelling technique especially suited to help teachers involve young children in the Bible story. Enjoy this library of favorite Bible stories and storytelling techniques developed by award-winning author and professional storyteller Steven James. Each book includes creative storytelling techniques especially suited to help teachers tell God’s story and involve children in the Bible story.
Description : This fresh, new work explores major themes in Christian theology, refracted through a worldview that perceives everything—God and the world—to be dynamic, temporal, and interrelated.
Description : No two writing situations are exactly the same and skilled writers, like skilled painters, must develop the know-how to represent the objects of their writing as part of a flexible art. This special art of writing lies hidden between grammar--the well-formedness of sentences--and genre--the capacity of texts to perform culturally holistic communicative functions (e.g., the memo, the strategic report, the letter to the editor). Concealed between grammar and genre, this less visible art of writing is what Kaufer and Butler call "representational composition." Texts within this hidden art are best viewed not primarily as grammatical units or as genre functions, but as bearers of design elements stimulating imagistic, narrative, and information-rich worlds, and as an invitation to readers to explore and interact with them. This volume presents a systematic study of the principles that underlie writing as representational composition. Drawing from student models derived from a studio method, the authors use each chapter to present a different aspect of what unfolds--across the course of the book--into a cumulative, interactive, and unified body of representational principles underlying the design of texts. They reveal what makes the textual representations achieved by expert writers worthwhile, and, at the same time, difficult for novice writers to reproduce. Extending the framework of their 1996 volume, Rhetoric and the Arts of Design, into a realm of textual design, this volume will interest students and instructors of writing, rhetoric, and information design.
Description : This work examines Thomas Forsyth Torrance's concern for the modern re-entrenchment of dualism as it has negatively affected the Christian faith and the realist knowledge of God in Christ. Additionally, an analysis is made of Torrance's program to faithfully restore theological thinking, theological science, and true objectivity out of the Christocentric-Trinitarian self-disclosure of God via the modern return to critical realist epistemology in the physical sciences (e.g., Einstein, Polanyi). The study concludes with a critical examination of the adequacy and completeness of Torrance's endeavor (the problem of residual dualism) in the light of his own theological and redemptive concerns.
Description : God is better than we think… so it’s time to change the way we think about Him. “God is Good.” More than a positive thought, theological concept, or Biblical statement—what you do with these three words defines your reality and determines your destiny. In a world of fear, disease, crisis, torment, uncertainty, and hopelessness, what you believe about God’s goodness reveals how you will respond to the trials and circumstances of everyday life. Your view of God impacts everything! Respected pastor and bestselling author, Bill Johnson presents his new groundbreaking series that calls believers to build their lives on one unshakeable foundation: the assurance that God is Good. Through revelatory daily devotions, interactive sessions, and powerful activation exercises, this study will show you how to: Clearly discern the difference between the will of God and the enemy’s plans. Confidently pray for breakthrough, believe for miracles, and have faith for God to move, no matter what comes against you. Find rest in God’s unchanging character and embrace the value of mystery... even when prayers aren’t immediately answered. Discover God’s goodness in both Old and New Testaments. Encounter Jesus Christ as perfect theology—the One who reveals a good Father. Partner with Heaven to release supernatural solutions to a world in chaos. Build your life on the solid foundation of God’s goodness and experience new realms of supernatural thinking that bring Heaven to Earth, changing the atmosphere around you! Also available: God is Good DVD Study featuring 8 sessions God is Good Curriculum for group and class use God is Good book
Description : In this workbook companion to Forgotten God, author Francis Chan reminds us of the true source of the church’s power—the Holy Spirit. Chan contends that we’ve ignored the Spirit for far too long, and that without Him, we operate in our own strength, only accomplishing human-sized results. Offering a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit’s direction in our lives the workbook is designed to initiate and facilitate both individual study, and small group discussion, interaction and practical application of the message of Forgotten God. The workbook will stand alone, or can be used alongside the Forgotten God DVD Study Resource. Francis’ thought-provoking teaching makes this a valuable workbook resource for individual study, a seven-week small group study, churches, youth groups, and college campus ministries—and perfect for retreat weekends.
Description : Have fun with faith using Interactive Bible Story Bulletin Boards for grades K–3! This 128-page book includes creative ways to involve children in the display of each Bible story lesson. Children interact with the displays by writing and drawing, performing matching activities, solving puzzles and riddles, and breaking codes. Each bulletin board idea includes patterns, easy instructions, a mini-lesson with a Scripture reference, a key memory verse, and reproducibles.
Description : The Action Storybook Bible invites families with children ages 8 and under to explore God’s redemptive story together. From the sleek and amazing creatures God created at the beginning of the world to the powerful kings who reigned over ancient Israel to Jesus’s gift of eternal life for you and your family—God has a beautiful and exciting plan for the world. Where do you fit into that plan? How are the truths found in God’s Word reflected in your life? This Bible storybook features 15 episodes highlighting key milestones in God’s story, packed with dozens of scenes—combining stories from God’s Word with brand-new captivating illustrations from Brazilian master-artist Sergio Cariello, illustrator of the bestselling The Action Bible. Discover your family’s place in God’s redemptive story and together put your faith into action! Interactive features include: Fifteen episodes loaded with over 350 brand-new illustrations from master-artist Sergio Cariello. Short and easy reading for all ages. Take turns telling God’s redemptive story! The Life, Faith, Action! feature wraps up each episode and helps your family recognize how God is moving through each story, discover how that relates to your daily lives, and feel inspired to put your faith into action. Heroes Hall of Fame index, where you can look up your favorite Bible characters and discover their stories!
Description : In this exciting, interactive workbook for Lysa TerKeurst's DVD series based on her popular book What Happens When Women Say Yes to God (more than 55,000 copies sold), women personally explore God's joy and purpose for their lives through insightful questions and steps, special verses, and examples from the DVD's six sections: The Power of One: Why we celebrate women's stories The Five Questions: How to recognize God's leading Learning to Live Open Handed: How to receive God's best blessings Simple Acts of Obedience Change the World: Ways to have a transforming faith I Want to Say Yes, But I'm Afraid: How to trust God So What Does God Want Me to Do?: How to live in God's will Excellent for individuals or groups, this workbook companion to the DVD helps women discover and delight in God's joy and purpose for their lives.