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Compassion in Action

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Compassion in Action: Being Effective in Emotionally Difficult Conversations. A Video Workshop from Adventures in Caring Foundation. Comes with Resources, training activities, and handouts for leading a discussion or seminar based on the video, Compassion in Action.  The video is set in a Health Care setting but the content is appropriate to help learn about being effective in any emotionally difficult conversation.

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Living into the New World: How Cultural Trends Affect Your Congregation:(dvd)

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Living into the New World: How Cultural Trends Affect Your Congregation (An Alban Institute program with Gil Rendle) 40 mins. divided into 2 sessions The context in which congregational leaders live and do ministry often feels like a wilderness.  In this video, Alban Institute senior consultant Gil Rendle describes key trends in our culture that affect the work of faith communities.  Changes in core values  the drift from deferred pleasure to instant gratification, the increasing empjasis on the individual, and a shift from a culture of sameness to one of diversity  all have changed our...

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Beyond Theology

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Beyond Theology (3 disks) 3 DVDs $60.00; approximately 5 hours- 10 sessions Joan Chittister joins with noted theologians, scholars and authors to examine the fundamental challenges of our time and the changing representations of God. The 10-part series (30 min. each), which aired on select PBS stations across the country, includes Karen Armstrong, Dr. James Forbes, Jr., Bishop John Shelby Spong, and Huston Smith, among others. A dynamite series for church groups, communities, theology and spirituality classes and individual enrichment. For a sample go to...

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Communicating with Compassion

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“”Communicating with Compassion””, a DVD program which is an inspiring training or refresher course for volunteers, staff and families. This program, with its leader guide and handouts, is also suitable for orientation sessions for pastoral care visiting teams. In this 40-minute video, Karen Fox explains a step-by-step method for communicating with people who are ill, injured, isolated, or in distress. Karen demonstrates, using real situations, four key communication skill that empower, encourage, bring hope and lift the spirit. The leader’s guide outlines a...

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Embracing Transformation (DVD)

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This video is intended to broaden awareness of community activities and cultural diversity in many congregations and to demonstrate that congregational mission is unique to each community. It shows six different congregations that are seeking to follow God in mission in the changing circumstances of their communities. The congregations are Foothills United in Calgary, Marion Harper Memorial Circle in Winnipeg, Comunaute Chretienne de Bethel in Montreal, Westminster United in Mississauga, ON, Three Rivers Pastoral Charge in the Annapolis Valley, and Ryerson United in Vancouver.

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Preaching Workshop: Fred Craddock: He Could Have But he Didn’t

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Chandler School of Theology Preaching Workshop: Dr. Fred B. Craddock – He Could Have But He Didn’t (DVD; 2004)) — Matthew 26: 47-56

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Preaching as Storytelling: Part 2 Telling Personal Stories

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Preaching as Storytelling: Part 2. Telling Personal Stories (27 minutes; DVD) – Jesus was a master storyteller, and during the past decade narrative-style preaching has experienced a rebirth in North America. Dr. Eugene Lowry, one of the foremost exponents and practitioners of narrative preaching offers an entire continuing education experience.

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Preaching as Storytelling: Part 3 The Sermon is Story

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PREACHING AS STORYTELLING: Part 3. The Sermon is Story (DVD) – (18 mins) Jesus was a master storyteller, and during the past decade narrative-style preaching has experienced a rebirth in North America. Dr. Eugene Lowry, one of the foremost exponents and practitioners of narrative preaching offers an entire continuing education experience.

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Preaching as Storytelling: Part 4 The Homiletical Plot

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PREACHING AS STORYTELLING: PART 4: – The Homiletical Plot (43 minutes; DVD) – Jesus was a master storyteller, and during the past decade narrative-style preaching has experienced a rebirth in North America. Dr. Eugene Lowry, one of the foremost exponents and practitioners of narrative preaching offers an entire continuing education experience.

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Family Process and Process Theology

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FAMILY PROCESS AND PROCESS THEOLOGY – Friedman connects family process theory to process theology in a groundbreaking examination of three theological questions: How can evil exist when God is good and all-powerful? How can one strive for self-identity yet teach the limits of self? Does all idolatry stem from the quest for certainty? He suggests a powerful new concept of our relationship to God: a God who contracts with people rather than coercing them, thus giving them freedom to make mistakes. The implications for personal relationships are profound.

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