Created for Community

Created for Community

Created for Community
Author : Stanley J. Grenz
Publisher : Baker Academic
Total Pages : 336
Release : 1998-08-01
ISBN 10 : 9780801021831
ISBN 13 : 0801021839
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Created for Community Book Description:

Makes theology accessible to a wider audience, introducing readers to the core doctrines of the Christian faith and encouraging them to connect belief with everyday life.

Created for Community

Created for Community
Author : Stanley J. Grenz
Publisher : Baker Academic
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2015-01-13
ISBN 10 : 9781441220561
ISBN 13 : 1441220569
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Created for Community Book Description:

This revised edition of a classic college-level introduction to theology presents the core doctrines of the Christian faith, encouraging readers to connect belief with everyday life. Stanley Grenz, one of the leading evangelical scholars of his era, and Jay Smith, an expert on Grenz's theological legacy, construct a helpful theology that is biblical, historical, and contemporary. The third edition includes a foreword by John Franke, a new preface and afterword, resources for further study, and updated footnotes. The book's easy-to-use format includes end-of-chapter discussion questions and connects theological concepts with current cultural examples.

Closing the Feedback Loop

Closing the Feedback Loop
Author : Björn-Sören Gigler
Publisher : World Bank Publications
Total Pages : 328
Release : 2014-05-22
ISBN 10 : 9781464801914
ISBN 13 : 1464801916
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Closing the Feedback Loop Book Description:

This book is a collection of articles, written by both academics and practitioners as an evidence base for citizen engagement through information and communication technologies (ICTs). In it, the authors ask: how do ICTs empower through participation, transparency and accountability? Specifically, the authors examine two principal questions: Are technologies an accelerator to closing the “accountability gap” – the space between the supply (governments, service providers) and demand (citizens, communities, civil society organizations or CSOs) that requires bridging for open and collaborative governance? And under what conditions does this occur? The introductory chapters lay the theoretical groundwork for understanding the potential of technologies to achieving intended goals. Chapter 1 takes us through the theoretical linkages between empowerment, participation, transparency and accountability. In Chapter 2, the authors devise an informational capability framework, relating human abilities and well-being to the use of ICTs. The chapters to follow highlight practical examples that operationalize ICT-led initiatives. Chapter 3 reviews a sample of projects targeting the goals of transparency and accountability in governance to make preliminary conclusions around what evidence exists to date, and where to go from here. In chapter 4, the author reviews the process of interactive community mapping (ICM) with examples that support general local development and others that mitigate natural disasters. Chapter 5 examines crowdsourcing in fragile states to track aid flows, report on incitement or organize grassroots movements. In chapter 6, the author reviews Check My School (CMS), a community monitoring project in the Philippines designed to track the provision of services in public schools. Chapter 7 introduces four key ICT-led, citizen-governance initiatives in primary health care in Karnataka, India. Chapter 8 analyzes the World Bank Institute’s use of ICTs in expanding citizen project input to understand the extent to which technologies can either engender a new “feedback loop” or ameliorate a “broken loop”. The authors’ analysis of the evidence signals ICTs as an accelerator to closing the “accountability gap”. In Chapter 9, the authors conclude with the Loch Ness model to illustrate how technologies contribute to shrinking the gap, why the gap remains open in many cases, and what can be done to help close it. This collection is a critical addition to existing literature on ICTs and citizen engagement for two main reasons: first, it is expansive, covering initiatives that leverage a wide range of technology tools, from mobile phone reporting to crowdsourcing to interactive mapping; second, it is the first of its kind to offer concrete recommendations on how to close feedback loops.

Think Act Be Like Jesus

Think  Act  Be Like Jesus
Author : Randy Frazee
Publisher : Zondervan
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2014-12-30
ISBN 10 : 9780310514435
ISBN 13 : 0310514436
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Think Act Be Like Jesus Book Description:

The Bible teaches that the goal of the Christian life is to become like Jesus—for our own personal growth and for the sake of others. Every believer needs to ask three big questions: What do I believe? What should I do? And who am I becoming? In Think, Act, Be Like Jesus, bestselling author and pastor Randy Frazee helps readers grasp the vision of the Christian life and get started on the journey of discipleship. After unfolding the revolutionary dream of Jesus and showing how our lives fit into the big picture of what God is doing in the world, Frazee walks readers through thirty short chapters exploring the ten core beliefs, ten core practices, and ten core virtues that help disciples to think, act, and be more like Jesus Christ. This compelling new book can be used in conjunction with the 30-week all-church Believe campaign or read separately as an individual study. Either way, readers will deepen their understanding of what it means to not just know the Story of God, but to live it.

NIVAC Bundle 6 Gospels Acts

NIVAC Bundle 6  Gospels  Acts
Author : Michael J. Wilkins
Publisher : Zondervan Academic
Total Pages : 3584
Release : 2015-11-03
ISBN 10 : 9780310530077
ISBN 13 : 0310530075
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

NIVAC Bundle 6 Gospels Acts Book Description:

This NIVAC Bundle includes the fivebooks of the NIV Application Commentary series that cover the Gospels as well as the book of Acts.

Community in the Digital Age

Community in the Digital Age
Author : Andrew Feenberg
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages : 336
Release : 2004-07-26
ISBN 10 : 9780742574434
ISBN 13 : 0742574431
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community in the Digital Age Book Description:

Is the Internet the key to a reinvigorated public life? Or will it fragment society by enabling citizens to associate only with like-minded others? Online community has provided social researchers with insights into our evolving social life. As suburbanization and the breakdown of the extended family and neighborhood isolate individuals more and more, the Internet appears as a possible source for reconnection. Are virtual communities 'real' enough to support the kind of personal commitment and growth we associate with community life, or are they fragile and ultimately unsatisfying substitutes for human interaction? Community in the Digital Age features the latest, most challenging work in an important and fast-changing field, providing a forum for some of the leading North American social scientists and philosophers concerned with the social and political implications of this new technology. Their provocative arguments touch on all sides of the debate surrounding the Internet, community, and democracy.

Folklife and Museums

Folklife and Museums
Author : C. Kurt Dewhurst
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages : 478
Release : 2016-12-15
ISBN 10 : 9781442272934
ISBN 13 : 1442272937
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Folklife and Museums Book Description:

This cutting-edge new book is the replacement for Folklife and Museums: Selected Readings which was published nearly thirty years ago in 1987. The editors of that volume, Patricia Hall and Charlie Seemann, are now joined by C. Kurt Dewhurst as a third editor, for this book which includes updates to the still-relevant and classic essays and articles from the earlier text and features new pioneering pieces by some of today’s most outstanding scholars and practitioners, to provide a more current overview of the field and addressing contemporary issues. Folklife and Museums: Twenty-First Century Perspectives is a brand new collection of cutting-edge essays that combine theoretical insights, practical applications, topical case studies (focusing on particular subject matter areas and specific cultural groups), accompanied by up-to-date “resources” and “suggested readings” sections. Each essay is preceded by an explanatory headnote contextualizing the essay and includes illustrative photographs.

Psycho Oncology

Psycho Oncology
Author : Jimmie C. Holland
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages : 808
Release : 2015-04-23
ISBN 10 : 9780199363315
ISBN 13 : 0199363315
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psycho Oncology Book Description:

Originally published by Oxford in 1998, Psycho-Oncology was the first comprehensive text in the field and remains the gold standard today. Edited by a team of leading experts in psycho-oncology, spearheaded by Dr. Jimmie C. Holland, the founder of the field, the text reflects the interdisciplinary nature and global reach of this growing field. Thoroughly updated and developed in collaboration with the American Psychosocial Society and the International Psycho-oncology Society, the third edition is a current, comprehensive reference for psychiatrists, psychologists, oncologists, hospice workers, and social workers seeking to understand and manage the psychological issues involved in the care of persons with cancer and the psychological, social, and behavioral factors that contribute to cancer risk and survival. New to this edition are chapters on gender-based and geriatric issues and expanded coverage of underserved populations, community based programs, and caregiver training and education.

Paul the Community and Progressive Sanctification

Paul  the Community  and Progressive Sanctification
Author : James M. Howard
Publisher : Peter Lang
Total Pages : 218
Release : 2007
ISBN 10 : 0820479284
ISBN 13 : 9780820479286
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul the Community and Progressive Sanctification Book Description:

What role does the Christian community play in the process of growing in Christian maturity? This book argues that in Pauline theology the redeemed community is a necessary means for the progressive sanctification of the individual believer, an idea that is largely misunderstood in parts of the Western church. It evaluates foundational theological considerations traditionally omitted from sanctification studies and places them within the context of Pauline theology. Included are the missiological nature of holiness, the initiatory character of God, the creation of the new humanity as reflecting the image of God, and the impact upon the church resulting from the radical redefinition by Christ of the cultural symbols surrounding the Jewish temple system. This book offers a corrective to the individualized approach to Christian growth: For Paul, the focus of God's transformative activity culminates with the community rather than the individual, the goal of which is to reveal God's glory to the broader creation.