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Breakaway! Exploring Christian Values in Sports

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Breakaway! Exploring Christian Values in Sports In 2009, the Maritime Conference Christian Life and Growth Committee planned and facilitated an event for families involved in hockey (or other sports organization/activities). Why? Sports is often blamed for the decline of Sunday Schools and the lack of children in church. Yet hockey is a source of passion for young people and where there is passion, there is God. As a church we have not found ways to reconcile church and hockey/sports; the two remain in tension. We are compelled to ask: ” Where is God in hockey? How can we learn about...

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Experiencing Jesus – Adult Curriculum

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EXPERIENCING JESUS – Adult Curriculum A 10 Session Program for Groups An experiential study to accompany Marcus Borg’s most recent book, Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary , in which he leads the reader on a journey to discover who Jesus was, what he taught, and why he still matters today. As participants in the study give themselves to the ten sessions they will experience the masterful way that Borg uncovers a Jesus they may never have known before: a religious revolutionary, a Jewish mystic totally centered in the reality of God, and...

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B.C. Stories (Stories from B.C.) – Spirit Connection Dec. 9, 2007

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B.C. Stories (Stories from B.C.) – Spirit Connection Dec. 9, 2007 (DVD) 28 mins On this show, meet Alvin Dixon, who reflects on his life and work with residential school survivors as they move toward healing; travel up the coast to Bella Coola to meet a young teacher who is working to reintroduce the community’s tradition language to his students; meet Bob Burroughs, who has chronicled the history of United Church hospitals; and visit one of the remaining hospitals on the isolated shore.

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Eclipsing Empire: Paul, Rome, and the Kingdom of God (with print)

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Join preeminent New Testament scholars Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan on location in Turkey as they trace the Apostle Paul’s footsteps throughout the Roman Empire. This 12-session DVD and web-based study explores fresh insights into Paul’s message of the Kingdom of God, its challenge to Roman imperial theology, and the apostle’s radical relevance for today. Participant Guide written by John Dominic Crossan. Filmed in High-Definition across Turkey, Greece, and Italy.

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Jesus for the Non-Religious

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Jesus for the Non-Religious DVD A perfect companion piece to the bestselling author’s book of the same name, the Jesus for the Non-Religious DVD is a 68-minute distillation of Bishop Spong’s understanding of the God-presence in Christ. In this lecture, Spong explores the meaning of ‘Christ,’ images of Messiah, how Christ has been experienced through the ages, and how the divinity of Christ has its ultimate expression in a fulfilled humanity.

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Good Samaritan (The)

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Good Samaritan (The) (DVD, 25 minutes) Perhaps the most touching parable Jesus ever taught, the Good Samaritan begins with the lawyer’s trick question, “What is the greatest commandment?” Jesus answers with the story of the robbers, the rabbi, the Levite and the wounded traveler. Children will feel the traveler’s emotions as his own countrymen pass by while his enemy, a Samaritan, stops to help him. They’ll also learn that Jesus teaches us to love and serve one another no matter how we differ in appearance or beliefs.

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Prodigal Son (The)

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This parable features a wayward son reunited with his father and family after having squandered his inheritance through wasteful and idolatrous living. Children will learn of God’s overwhelming and encompassing love for those who humbly repent of their foolish ways.

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Miracles of Jesus (The)

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The Miracles of Jesus is an exciting panorama of Jesus’ most touching miracles: healing the sick, raising the dead, casting out demons and calming the storm. Through this resource children will learn character-building virtues such as faith, dedication, charity and temperance.

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Grandmothers: The Unsung Heros of Africa

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Grandmothers: The unsung heroes of Africa is a moving half-hour film highlighting the crucial role grandmothers play not only in caring for AIDS orphans but also in holding their families and communities together. Through intimate portraits of four African grandmothers Salome, Catarina, Karmela and Matilda, the film invites the world to listen to their stories and take action.

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What Size Should We Be? Visioning the In-Between Church: Alice Mann

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What Size Should We Be?: Visioning the In-Between Church (An Alban Institute video with Alice Mann) 66 mins divided into 4-5 sessions This video incorporates and expands on many of the ideas in Alice Mann’s book The In-Between Church: Navigating Size Transitions in Congretations (Alban, 1998).  The video provides congregational leaders with a provocative, comprehensive guide to the theory of size transition.  In addition, Mann outlines steps for exploring what hasw been happening in a congregation and possible solutions that will help members discover and carry out the ministry to which...

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