The Art of Teaching the Bible

A Practical Guide for Adults

The Art of Teaching the Bible

Blair outlines practical steps for becoming a better adult teacher. She empowers adult Bible study teachers by showing how adults learn best, giving teachers a better understanding of the nature of scripture, and providing teachers with an effective and usable model for teaching. (Christian)

The Art of Reading Scripture

The Art of Reading Scripture

The difficulty of interpreting the Bible is felt all over today. Is the Bible still authoritative for the faith and practice of the church? If so, in what way? What practices of reading offer the most appropriate approach to understanding Scripture? The church's lack of clarity about these issues has hindered its witness and mission, causing it to speak with an uncertain voice to the challenges of our time. This important book is for a twenty-first-century church that seems to have lost the art of reading the Bible attentively and imaginatively. The Art of Reading Scripture is written by a group of eminent scholars and teachers seeking to recover the church's rich heritage of biblical interpretation in a dramatically changed cultural environment. Asking how best to read the Bible in a postmodern context, the contributors together affirm up front "Nine Theses" that provide substantial guidance for the church. The essays and sermons that follow both amplify and model the approach to Scripture outlined in the Nine Theses. Lucidly conceived, carefully written, and shimmering with fresh insights, The Art of Reading Scripture proposes a far-reaching revolution in how the Bible is taught in theological seminaries and calls pastors and teachers in the church to rethink their practices of using the Bible. Contributors: Gary A. Anderson Richard Bauckham Brian E. Daley Ellen F. Davis Richard B. Hays James C. Howell Robert W. Jenson William Stacy Johnson L. Gregory Jones Christine McSpadden R. W. L. Moberly David C. Steinmetz Marianne Meye Thompson

Teaching the Bible Through Popular Culture and the Arts

Teaching the Bible Through Popular Culture and the Arts

This resource enables biblical studies instructors to facilitate engaging classroom experiences by drawing on the arts and popular culture. It offers brief overviews of hundreds of easily accessible examples of art, film, literature, music, and other media and outlines strategies for incorporating them effectively and concisely in the classroom. Although designed primarily for college and seminary courses on the Bible, the ideas can easily be adapted for classes such as “Theology and Literature” or “Religion and Art” as well as for nonacademic settings. This compilation is an invaluable resource for anyone who teaches the Bible.

The Art of Biblical Counseling

A Comprehensive Guide, On How To Counsel Effectively Using Biblical Principles

The Art of Biblical Counseling

With thrilling short stories F.D.Land a new and up coming author, has created NIGHTMARES, the ultimate series of short story fiction.A quote from a old friend sums up the tantalizing stories of F. D. Land. Nothing gets done until Judy has finished reading your stories. You will also find yourself intrigued by his unique stories and twisted endings. So if you have something important to do, don't start reading until you have it done. Nightmares! They come between the dreams of fun and love, to keep you in suspense. In these thrilling stories you will find yourself drawn into the twisted mind of F. D Land. By the end of them, you will ask yourself, what you would have done if you were in their place.In"Through the Eyes of the Beast" Tommy learns that trust comes from knowing the people around you. Even a pretty face, and a loving and caring heart, can bring death and pain.In"Andy's Tree" You will find there is justice after all, and sometimes justice can be crueler than anyone's imagination.In"Second Coming" Marcus learns that it is not who he is, but the blood that runs through his veins that will change the world.In"Past" Life seems simple when you live one life at a time. What would happen if you started seeing parts of other lives that you had lived, and to you, you were there? To everyone else, you had gone nowhere.The excerpts below of this book are on the front dustflap of the hardback book and the excerpts of book two are on the back dustflap and only on the back dustflap.Nightmares"Through the Eyes of the Beast" I heard someone coming down the stairs. I heard her call my name. "Don't worry Tommy; I'll get you out of there." I could see her, as she walked up to the bars to open the door. But it wasn't me; it was the beast in there waiting for her. She opened the door, and walked into the cage. "Come on Tommy let's go;" she said as she held out her hand. The beast reached out, and grabbed her hand. I could feel the fear; I could taste the fear; it was tremendous, it was greater than any fear of any animal that I had ever felt, and the beast liked it too, I could tell. "Andy's tree" It was one year to the day that he died. I was there, putting flowers by the tree. When the ground started to move. The tree lifted itself out of the ground, and started walking. I followed it through the woods into town. It was going to Mr. Johnson's store. It stopped in back and waited. "Second Coming""Help!" Help! Stop him, he's stealing blood." a man, yelled as he came running down the hall. Running after the man that we had seen leaving, I tried to catch him. He looked back at me and smiled, poof he was gone. He ran so fast that I couldn't see him. How could he run that fast? Returning to the funeral home I discovered that the blood was my father's. Why would someone want blood? What are they vampires? "Past" I drove up to a four way stop that led to Northfield. I applied my brakes and came to a stop and then something weird happened. I found myself not in my car; I was setting on a horse with four other men sitting beside me, also on horses. We were sitting at the crossroads of a dirt road. I was stunned and overwhelmed, it seemed so real. We were wearing long gray coats. We sat there staring down the road, and then they started to ride off. I just sat there, I had never been on a horse, I didn't think I knew how to ride one. "Come on Frank get your head out of your ass, we got to go," one of the men yelled at me. Beep! Beep! The sound of a horn brought me back to reality. I found myself still sitting in my car. I hadn't gone anywhere.Look for Nightmares book 2 com

The Art of Worship

Opening Our Eyes to the Beauty of the Gospel

The Art of Worship

Paxson Jeancake's 'The Art of Worship' invites readers to explore the intersection of gospel, art, and worship. Each and every Lord's Day, there is the potential for moments of spiritual illumination and transformation to occur in the lives of God's people. In the midst of corporate worship -- through the artistic media of story, imagery, and expression -- people's eyes can be opened to the beautiful, paradoxical truth of the gospel. Gospel-centered worship, however, does not happen in a vacuum. It is crafted and facilitated by human leadership, informed by biblical inquiry and theological conclusions, and fleshed out in the context of a local culture and community. This book explores all of these various facets of worship to help worship leaders, worship planners, pastors, and laypeople experience and plan gospel-centered worship that is contextual and creative, for the glory of God and the edification of his people.

The Art of The Saint John's Bible

The Complete Reader's Guide

The Art of The Saint John's Bible

From the time that pages of The Saint John's Bible began touring in major exhibitions nearly a decade ago, people have been moved, captivated, and inspired by this stunning work of modern sacred art. But they often have questions about the illuminations that are scattered throughout the Bible, especially as they first become familiar with it. Why was a certain Scripture passage chosen for illumination rather than another? What materials and source imagery are behind the illuminations? The Art of The Saint John's Bible provides answers to these important questions and many others. Initially published in a series of three volumes, each book has now been revised by the author and included together in this helpful single volume. SinceThe Saint John's Bible is now complete, Susan Sink makes connections between recurring images and motifs throughout the work and reflects on the images with a view to the whole. Her book promises to intensify and expand the experience of all who come in contact with The Saint John's Bible.

Teaching the Bible

Practical Strategies for Classroom Instruction

Teaching the Bible

While books on pedagogy in a theoretical mode have proliferated in recent years, there have been few that offer practical, specific ideas for teaching particular biblical texts. To address this need, Teaching the Bible, a collection of ideas and activities written by dozens of innovative college and seminary professors, outlines effective classroom strategies—with a focus on active learning—for the new teacher and veteran professor alike. It includes everything from ways to incorporate film, literature, art, and music to classroom writing assignments and exercises for groups and individuals. The book assumes an academic approach to the Bible but represents a wide range of methodological, theological, and ideological perspectives. This volume is an indispensable resource for anyone who teaches classes on the Bible.

Stella Adler - The Art of Acting

preface by Marlon Brando compiled & edited by Howard Kissel

Stella Adler - The Art of Acting

(Applause Books). Stella Adler was one of the 20th Century's greatest figures. She is arguably the most important teacher of acting in American history. Over her long career, both in New York and Hollywood, she offered her vast acting knowledge to generations of actors, including Marlon Brando, Warren Beatty, and Robert De Niro. The great voice finally ended in the early Nineties, but her decades of experience and teaching have been brilliantly caught and encapsulated by Howard Kissel in the twenty-two lessons in this book.

Letter and Spirit

The Hermeneutic of Continuity Chrit, Kingdom and Creation

Letter and Spirit

This is the third annual volume of the remarkably popular journal of biblical theology edited by Dr. Scott Hahn. This volume features important contributions by Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, and Cardinal Avery Dulles. Also included are original and thought-provoking contributions on such topics as: the biblical basis of indulgences; feminine and maternal images of the Holy Spirit in early Christianity; and the ?image of God? doctrine in St. Thomas Aquinas? writings. Hahn contributes a deep exploration of how the Gospel of Luke portrays Christ as the Davidic Messiah and the Church as the restoration of the Davidic kingdom.