This is both refreshing and reassuring, for it makes clear that the Crouch family also fails at times to keep technology in its place. The very 1st time was on Christmas Eve where hot Bible was taught and after the teaching I watched more than 50 people accept Christ and come down to be baptized.
And if so, you would most likely call it a sin. I was prepared to shake myself free of the thrall of the man once more, when, upon exiting the Y onto the street, I suddenly remembered these lines from Seize the Day. Auden, whom the author replaced. Community Involvement and Political Aspirations Hard work and effective management made the Carter farm prosperous by Goodness is stronger than evil.
I have seen too many examples of gays and lesbians faithfully following Jesus in their lives. Rather, this is a book about belonging, about being a good neighbor—especially to those outside our immediate circles—and about a God who invites and gathers all into his family. Nikondeha deftly interweaves Scripture, theology, personal story, and the metaphor of adoption to create a beautifully written and compelling narrative. Adopted inspires us to consider not only the ways in which we are all part of a bigger family and a broader story, but also how we, too, can extend the invitation of belonging to others.
I found myself wholeheartedly agreeing with most, disagreeing with others, and trying to figure out what I thought about the rest. This is a very practical tool for leadership teams to evaluate how we are leading, how we are doing ministry, and how we are prioritizing the work we do. These are conversations that every church leadership team needs to have.
Despite the stable love of two adoptive parents, she wrestles with despair and the overwhelming belief that she is unwanted. The harsh ambiguity surrounding her origins haunts her; she knows nothing about the couple that wanted her gone. But as she is pursued by God, Ohden uses her testimony to comfort others, from clients at the domestic violence shelter where she works, for whom betrayal is all too familiar, to other abortion survivors.
The wounds of abortion run deep—for victims, siblings, spouses, and even would-be mothers. But ultimately, Ohden shows that Christ can redeem any relationship, no matter what. In a tone that is warm, bubbly, and—as befits her title—enjoyable, Newbell points out that enjoying God means enjoying his gifts. Ultimately, this is a book about the gospel and a sweet reminder that it truly changes everything, transforming even the most mundane activities into acts of worship. Wilson aims to change that, not so much by bringing the devil back into the picture as by pointing out that he never actually left.
We will spend our lives either imitating Christ or imitating his counterfeit, who is very much a reality, whether or not we want to admit it. This is sobering stuff, demonstrating the timeless power of fiction to teach us what it means to be human. Kelly, associate editor of Christ and Pop Culture. Fujimura invites us to find and make beauty in the world with attentive minds, grateful hearts, and generous spirits.
The central idea is a call to generative care—fruitful, generous, stewarding practices in a culture characterized by an attitude of openness, love, and appreciation for beauty. Can You See Anything Now? May her characters, insights, and often-striking prose find the wide audience they deserve. Do We Not Bleed? There are no weak links in this story: superb storytelling, with spot-on plot, dynamic dialogue, captivating characters, and a setting that is so interesting it manages to make readers both uncomfortable and spellbound at once.
In Do We Not Bleed? It all adds up to one incredible story that carries tremendous literary weight. Martin Luther: A Spiritual Biography. His biography serves as a dock from which we may embark on further consideration of the Reformation, rather than as a ship that carries us to a final destination. Read our review of Martin Luther. Rather than treating them as old-fashioned religious hucksters or right-wing political opportunists, Wigger argues they were largely sincere in their desire to positively affect people through the power of faith.
Unfortunately, a combination of sexual infidelity, personal pride, naivety about the financial side of ministry, and a commitment to the prosperity gospel conspired to sink the ministry in scandal, disrupting and sometimes severely damaging many lives along the way. PTL is both a work of first-rate scholarship and a cautionary tale; because of the latter, it deserves a wide reading, not only among scholars of American Christianity but also among pastors and other ministry leaders.
Read our review of PTL. Myers makes dense concepts relatively accessible to his readers and provides theological lenses through which to see the issues at stake. He is most concerned about the intersection of globalization with the poor and with Christian mission. The book explains how globalization is part and parcel of world Christianity, and vice versa.
Myers takes a clear-eyed view of globalizing processes, seeing both the good and the evil they bring. From these routine jobs, I extracted pleasure by making them into games.
They taught me self-discipline, and illustrated how I did not want to spend my life. But this period provided me with a keen interest in the differences between people, and an overwhelming dislike of repetitive activities. Chemical research became my god, and the conducting of it, my act of prayer, from to the present.
When told by my first college chemistry professor, Dr. Guy Waddington, that he thought I would make a good industrial investigator — but probably not a good academic one — I determined upon an academic research career in chemistry. Out of 17 applications for teaching assistantships to go to graduate school, three offers came.
My thesis research there was done under the supervision of Dr. Norman O. Max Tishler. Immediately after the war ended in , Max arranged for me to attend Harvard University, working for Professor L. The work for my Ph. At Harvard, scientific excellence was personified for me by Professors Paul D. Bartlett and Robert B. After three months at M. Roberts, I set out for the University of California at Los Angeles on August 1, , and have taught and researched there ever since, after as the S.
Winstein Professor of Chemistry. The late Professor Saul Winstein, my colleague, friend, and competitor, contributed much to this model. It was almost complete by the time I was 35 years of age. And, at last, I realized who in fact this figure was. It was I. The times and environment have been very good to me during my forty-six years of chemical research. I entered the profession at a period when physical, organic, and biochemistry were being integrated, when new spectroscopic windows on chemical structures were being opened, and when UCLA, a fine new university campus, was growing from a provincial to a world-class institution.
My over co-workers have shared with me the miseries of many failures and the pleasures of some triumphs. Their careers are my finest monument. My countrymen have supported our research without mandating its character.
Jean Turner Cram, as my first wife, sacrificed for my career from to Jane Maxwell Cram, my second wife, acted as foil, unsparing but inspiring critic and research strategist in ways beyond mention. Local sections of the same society awarded me the Willard Gibbs and Tolman Medals. I have contributed directly to the teaching of organic chemistry-about 12, undergraduate students-and, indirectly, by writing three textbooks: Organic Chemistry with G.
Hammond; translated into twelve languages , Elements of Organic Chemistry with D. Richards and G. Hammond; three translations , and Essence of Organic Chemistry with J. I enjoy skiing and surfboarding, playing tennis, and playing the guitar as an accompaniment to my singing folk songs. The award of a Nobel Prize at the age of 68 years was ideally timed to enhance rather than divert my research career.
In the four years that have elapsed since I shared a Nobel Prize in Chemistry , the effect of receiving this honor on my life has been profound. Most importantly, the Prize has extended my career by enough years to allow me to obtain the most exciting results of my 50 years of carrying out research.
The Prize has also broadened the range of my experiences, most of which have been both interesting and educational. Finally, the research field of molecular recognition in organic chemistry gained much impetus by being recognized by the Nobel Prize.
I am grateful that our research results were chosen as a vehicle for honoring those who know the joys of carrying out organic chemical research. The information is sometimes updated with an addendum submitted by the Laureate. For more updated biographical information, see: Cram, Donald J. Oxford University Press, Oxford, Donald J.