Few people have made a larger contribution to the ongoing life and health of Churches of Christ around the world than Charles Siburt. During his twenty-four years at Abilene Christian University, Siburt oversaw some fifty DMin theses--a capstone experience designed to recount best practices in congregational life.
Rooted in Dr. Siburt's conviction that good theology makes a difference in the lives of people, The Effective Practice of Ministry is a collection of thirteen of those research projects, covering the most critical topics facing churches today: spiritual formation, leadership development, catechesis, preaching, and missional initiatives in the larger community.
In honor of Dr. Siburt, this anthology is meant to inspire and encourage effective, embodied praxis in the ministry of the church.
In Dr. Tim Athey's work over the past decade, it has become clear to him that the values of the Baby Boomer generation pose unique challenges as they transition through midlife. These challenges are reflected in a growing need for meaning, spirituality, freedom, and change in the personal and professional lives of this generation of people. The turn of the millennium, and the tragedy of September 11, 2001, have caused all Americans to reflect on the things we want our lives to stand for. Because of who we are as a generation, and the values we hold dear, the drive for meaning and direction will reemerge as a compelling force for Baby Boomers facing the challenges of middle age.The Second Journey explores the Baby Boomer generation and how their values affect the personal adjustment, career transitions, and spirituality of this unique group of people. It explores the dilemmas that Boomers face as a generation and identifies the specific steps to resolve these personal dilemmas and establish a new vision for the future. This reawakening to the values of their past as they face the challenges of the future is the Second Journey that this generation now begins.
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Oh, thou surpassing beauty! That dost live Shrined in yon sifent stream of glorious light Spirit of harmony! That through the vast And cloud-embroidered canopy art spreading Thy Wings, that o'er our shadowy earth hang brooding, Like a pale silver haze, betwixt the moon And the world's darker orb beautiful, hail Hail to thee from her midnight throne of ether, Night looks upon the slumbering universe. There is no breeze on silver-crowned tree, There is no breath on dew-bespangled ﬂower, There is no wind sighs on the sleepy wave, There is no sound hangs in the solemn air.
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