Author: Elaine Costello, Ph.D.
Release Date: 2009-08-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Since the fourth century, when Spanish monks first started signing to communicate during their vows of silence, sign language has been used in religious communities of all faiths. Present-day American Sign Language (ASL) carries on that tradition. Like any living language, it continues to grow and change to meet the communication needs of an ever more diverse religious population. This comprehensive guide, newly revised, updated, and expanded, gives you all the vocabulary you need to communicate effectively in any religious setting. From Alleluia to Zizith, more than 750 signs and their specific meanings Large, clear, upper-torso illustrations that show the corresponding movements of hands, body, and face Easy-to-follow instructions to help you master the art of expressing signs A complete index for quick access to any sign With an essential section of religious “name signs,” the addition of signs for the Muslim faith, and an expanded selection of favorite verses, prayers, and blessings, this book is an indispensable resource for signers of all denominations. Written with expertise by an educator and author associated with the field of deafness for more than thirty years, it makes communicating by ASL in a religious setting simple and easy, no matter your level of experience. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Doris C. Clark
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Release Date: 2000
Christians from all walks of life will be encouraged to include mentally and physically challenged members in the life of the congregation after reading this insightful book by Clark, whose own son has Down's Syndrome.
Called to Preside is a complete guide to the art and craft of presiding at public prayer. Theresa Cotter lays a solid groundwork for those new to the study of liturgy and encourages novice presiders with numerous suggestions for practicing presiding skills. This handbook will serve as an invaluable reference and resource throughout your presiding ministry. Topics include: -the call to preside; -common words with special meanings in the context of liturgy; -the presider as a person of prayer; -signs and symbols; -liturgical essentials; -methods to sharpen presiding skills; -the public prayer of the faith community; -tips for meeting ongoing presiding challenges; -a wealth of resources for continued growth and learning. In the introduction, Cotter writes, ÒWe need to learn about liturgy, about symbols, rituals, and rites. We need to learn about presiding and practice its skills. We need to evaluate our own giftedness and remain open to the workings of the Holy Spirit. Above all we need to pray. . . . This handbook will help in both the discerning process and the learning process. It can enable us to respond with wisdom, courage, generosity, confidence, and enthusiasm. If our call to preside is authentic, the Spirit will ignite within us a desire to preside and to preside well. The most tentative maybe will be transformed into an enthusiastic yes.Ó
Author: Robert R. Ramirez
Publisher: Xulon Press
Release Date: 2011-11
Have you looked around at the world and felt as though everything was falling apart? America is struggling economically and no one has any answers. Unemployment has been over 9% for over two years now. It feels like the government is trying to take control of our lives. There is speculation that Greece might collapse economically, and, if they do, other European countries will follow suit. The Middle East is in total chaos and very unstable, with all these people rioting in the streets and wreaking havoc on their respective countries, along with dictators falling and rising from power. Iran is still telling everyone they are intent on annihilating Israel as they improve their nuclear capabilities. As Christians, our hope is in Jesus Christ; we know that our God is sovereign, so all the chaos in the world has no effect on how God brings the world to an end. But the end is in sight, and people are looking for something certain in this world. There are so many questions Christians have regarding End Times Prophecy and do not understand, simply because the church has not fulfilled its purpose in rightly dividing the Word of truth for the saints. The Complete Layman's Guide to End Times Prophecy will bring together all the questions one might have regarding the end of the world and the return of the Warrior King Jesus Christ to this earth to set up His millennial kingdom. This book is clear, concise, and cogent in its message and attempts to address all End Times Prophecy questions. Doctor Robert Ramirez, B.A. Political Science, College of Santa Fe; B.A. Pastoral Studies Moody Bible Institute; MDiv, The Master's Seminary; DMin, Trinity Southwest University; Pastor, Alive In Christ Bible Church; President and Founder, New Mexico Bible Institute & Bookstore
Warum Gott? Ist es heute noch vernünftig zu glauben? Ist der Glaube nicht irrelevant, ohne Antworten auf die drängenden Fragen der Zeit? Hat die Wissenschaft nicht den Glauben an Gott längst widerlegt? Mächtige Fragen an den Allmächtigen! Tim Keller findet Antworten, die nicht nur den Zweifler nachdenklich werden lassen. Und er nennt gute Gründe für den Glauben.
"Was ist Gott" bietet eine seltene, interkonfessionelle Herangehensweise an ein für Kinder schwer verständliches Thema. Es ermutigt Kinder (und Erwachsene), die unterschiedlichen Glaubensrichtungen der Welt gleichermaßen zu respektieren. In einer von religiösem Eifer zerrissenen Welt wird den Kindern geholfen, das Gemeinsame der unterschiedlichen Konfessionen zu begreifen und vielleicht ein tiefes Gespür für Toleranz zu entwickeln.
Updated and expanded to embrace new developments in the electronic environment and new emphases on multicultural and female influences and accomplishments, the fourth edition (3rd ed., 1988) of this guide to humanities information sources includes 1,250 major entries. Chapters cover general humanities, philosophy, religion, visual arts, performing arts, and language and literature. Organized as previous editions, the volume provides one chapter on sources and another on access for each area. The "sources" chapters have in-depth descriptions of both print and electronic tools; the "access" chapters relate to finding and retrieving information. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR