Recent books authored or edited by Andrews University Faculty
In today's world, no other part of the Bible inspires so much interest, speculation, sensationalism, and confusion as the book of Revelation. This seems strange for a book that claims to be a revelation of Jesus Christ. But it doesn't have to be that way. In this concise reader's introduction, Revelation expert Dr. Ranko Stefanovic makes it all plain and simple.
In a straight-forward, no nonsense way, the author leads us chapter by chapter, section by section, scene by scene, through this amazing panorama of cosmic war and glory. And through it all, we see the astounding picture of a Creator God who wins it all with justice and love when Jesus Christ is plainly revealed as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
Brian E. Strayer
John Norton Loughborough took his commission seriously. At age 17 he embarked on a ministerial career that would span seven decades and propel him tens of thousands of miles around the globe. Despite a bout with tuberculosis, crushing personal sorrows, impossibly demanding schedules, and recurring ill health, he persevered in the work God asked him to do.
That work included, among many other things, visiting scattered Adventist believers, speaking at camp meetings, writing articles and books, editing periodicals, entering debates, and conducting evangelistic programs. His administrative abilities were greatly utilized by his adopted church, and during his years of service he pioneered tent meetings, selling tracts, Systematic Benevolence, fund raising, big-city gospel efforts, ship ministry, and numerous other innovative ideas.
This intriguing biography reveals a man who did not revel in controversy, yet did not shy away from standing his ground. His close friendship with James and Ellen White did not exclude him from receiving rebuke from Ellen concerning his character flaws. And his diminutive stature did not prevent him from making enormous contributions to the mission and structure of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The 2012 Campus Design Studio, Andrew C. von Maur, Paula Dronen, and Troy Homenchuk
A campus master plan is a far-reaching plan of action for the development and preservation of the physical campus. It is intended to guide administrators, designers, and supporters in their efforts to improve its facilities and environment over the long term.
The most recent campus master plan at Andrews University was completed in 2002 and was titled “Spirit of Place.” It focused on a series of principles and general strategies to guide planning on campus, but also included a series of actual design proposals. Many of these proposals, some of which had a much longer history, were implemented. These include the new university entrance, new way finding signage, the demolition of old Griggs Hall and the construction of Buller Hall, the completion of the Howard Performing Arts Center, the Art & Design Center, improvements to the Air Park, and the removal of various houses and streets. Other projects are underway, but plans for others have changed and certain projects had not yet been anticipated.
While the Campus Planning Committee continues to support the core principles expressed in the 2002 document, this updated plan is intended to provide more specific guidance for building and renewing our physical educational environment. To support the operation of a quality academic and student life program, the revised Campus Master Plan seeks to give holistic context to individual planning and design decisions - decisions that affect mind, body, and spirit.
Ellen G. White and Kathleen Demsky
Featuring chapters and images from The Great Controversy and Historical Sketches of the Foreign Missions of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
In this fresh look at the Beatitudes, the author unravels the historical details of the geography, culture, and customs of the people to whom Jesus spoke, then adds sparkling stories from modern life to make the text come alive today.
If you are on top of the world, thinking that nothing can get you down, beware the hidden dangers. If you are a hapless victim of circumstances, slogging through a spiritual slough, your persecution, your hunger, your poverty, can be cause for rejoicing! Either way, you need this book.
For all who delight in paradox; for all who need a spiritual pick-me-up-and-kick-me-forward; for all whose spirit is burdened with life’’s ennui or poisoned with the cyanide of guilt, loneliness, lust, or resentment, Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount promises blessing beyond belief.
The Religious Roots of the First Amendment: Dissenting Protestants and the Separation of Church and State
Nicholas P. Miller
Traditional understandings of the genesis of the separation of church and state rest on assumptions about "Enlightenment" and the republican ethos of citizenship. In The Religious Roots of the First Amendment, Nicholas P. Miller does not seek to dislodge that interpretation but to augment and enrich it by recovering its cultural and discursive religious contexts--specifically the discourse of Protestant dissent. He argues that commitments by certain dissenting Protestants to the right of private judgment in matters of Biblical interpretation, an outgrowth of the doctrine of the priesthood of all believers, helped promote religious disestablishment in the early modern West. This movement climaxed in the disestablishment of religion in the early American colonies and nation. Miller identifies a continuous strand of this religious thought from the Protestant Reformation, across Europe, through the English Reformation, Civil War, and Restoration, into the American colonies. He examines seven key thinkers who played a major role in the development of this religious trajectory as it came to fruition in American political and legal history: William Penn, John Locke, Elisha Williams, Isaac Backus, William Livingston, John Witherspoon, and James Madison. Miller shows that the separation of church and state can be read, most persuasively, as the triumph of a particular strand of Protestant nonconformity-that which stretched back to the Puritan separatist and the Restoration sects, rather than to those, like Presbyterians, who sought to replace the "wrong" church establishment with their own, "right" one. The Religious Roots of the First Amendment contributes powerfully to the current trend among some historians to rescue the eighteenth-century clergymen and religious controversialists from the enormous condescension of posterity.
Trevor O'Reggio and Meric D. Walker
This book can change your life. It provides information about the political behavioral practices in the governance of many church organizations and the spiritual implications of these practices. While it is about information, it is more about spiritual transformation in beholding and knowing Christ as your Model Leader. From publisher description.
A Vision for Growth and Conservation in the Village of Berrien Springs & Oronoko Charter Township, Michigan
The 2011 Urban Design Studio, Andrew C. von Maur, Paula Dronen, and Jesse Hibler
This document was prepared for the citizens of Berrien Springs and Oronoko Charter Township to inform public debate and policy decisions about opportunities for growth and conservation. The proposals within this document were self-initiated and unsolicited, but are intended to illustrate useful advice and long-term possibilities for actual implementation. They were collaboratively prepared in 2011 by twenty-six Andrews University graduate students and their three professors, who proudly live and practice within the local community.
Bruce L. Bauer
Merlin D. Burt
t started as a movement: in tiny homes and small churches in the northeast corner of the United States. Now the Seventh-day Adventist Church circles the globe, and its members are numbered, no longer in the dozens, but in the millions. Although the church’s beginnings were small, the stories of its early years are larger than life.
Visit the historical sites where it all began: the pioneers’ homes and churches, the sites of births and deaths, the special places where visions descended and revival arose. For each landmark Adventist Pioneer Places includes maps, GPS coordinates, and captivating stories that will sweep you back in time. Whether you visit the sites on a guided tour, plan a personal trip, or settle in and read about the sites from your own home, your faith will be awakened and your understanding deepened. Each noteworthy site serves as a spiritual marker, a reminder of God’s leading in the past—and His promise to lead us still.
Ron E. M. Clouzet
The history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is replete with examples of missed opportunities that would allow the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit to work in hearts and prepare the way for the latter rain. The church has allowed lesser things to become more important than "the greatest of all our needs."
When the disciples prayed for the endowment of the Spirit in the Upper Room, they reached a point of full surrender, like never before. Likewise, when we receive the Spirit, it will be seen by the lives we live and the burden we have for the lost.
In Adventism's Greatest Need, Dr. Ron Clouzet shares a compelling conviction that the Holy Spirit is poised and ready to reignite an end-time people in their quest for true godliness.
Gorden R. Doss
The great continent of Africa plays a very significant role in global Christianity. A century ago African Christians constituted a tiny fraction of world Christianity but today Africa is a major player in the global faith.
Among Seventh-day Adventists, Africa occupies a significant place, having something over a third of the total world membership. The highest ratios of Seventh-day Adventists to the population are in parts of southern Africa. At the same time, other parts of Africa have only a miniscule Christian presence and the lowest ratios of Adventists to the population in the world. This contrasting picture of evangelization is set within the general context of major humanitarian need. How can the Adventist Church best fulfill the Great Commission in Africa? To address this main question the "Adventist Mission in Africa: Challenges and Prospects" conference met at Andrews University from October 19-21, 2007. Over a hundred administrators, academics, pastors, and lay people gathered for a time of dialogue and reflection. This volume contains the thoughtful papers presented.
Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary
We believe that the greatest and most urgent of all our needs is a revival of true godliness, which is true biblical spirituality, or having Christ formed in us by the Holy Spirit (Gal 4:19; Col 1:27). Such spirituality is not natural to the sinful person who regards it as foolishness: “The natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God” (1 Cor 2:14). A vital part of discipleship and the training of gospel workers at the Seventh-‐ day Adventist Theological Seminary is to enable them to cultivate genuine biblical spirituality through justification and the process of sanctification, for it is impossible 2 for them to give others what they themselves do not have (Acts 4:13; 1 Cor 6:11; 1 Pet 1:2).
Philip Kotler and Bruce Wrenn
Businesses soar when everyone in the organization adopts a marketing mind-set, an awareness of who the company's customers are, what they want, and how the organization can serve them profitably. But marketing's a big subject. How might you demystify it for yourself and your group if you don't have a marketing background? This volume provides the concepts and examples you need. You'll learn how to: -Define a target market -Identify and understand your toughest competitors -Develop a marketing strategy that lays out "the four Ps": product, promotion, pricing, and "place" (distribution) -Test new product or service ideas with customers -Get the most from relationship marketing. (Amazon)
From the overhead projector to the digital classroom: Case studies on the challenge of learning instructional technology
Is technology a powerful tool or an intimidating threat for faculty members? How can traditional instructors accustomed to overhead projectors get used to the digital classroom and instructional technology resources? This book discusses the challenge of faculty development to face an academic environment that is constantly changing due to the knowledge revolution provoked by the growing production of new technology applications. With a narrative style, the author describes ten case studies of faculty members who agreed to share their learning experience and struggles in learning instructional technology. The book focuses on the stories of each participant unfolding their personal journey and unique learning styles, as well as describing the main steps experienced and resources employed by the participants during the learning process. The author describes practical approaches to promote faculty development and learning in instructional technology. The case analysis sheds light on the challenge of institutional support and is particularly helpful for faculty and university administrators who want to keep up with the increasing production of new technologies for learning.
L Monique Pittman
Authorizing Shakespeare on Film and Television examines recent film and television transformations of William Shakespeare’s drama by focusing on the ways in which modern directors acknowledge and respond to the perceived authority of Shakespeare as author, text, cultural icon, theatrical tradition, and academic institution. This study explores two central questions. First, what efforts do directors make to justify their adaptations and assert an interpretive authority of their own? Second, how do those self-authorizing gestures impact upon the construction of gender, class, and ethnic identity within the filmed adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays? The chosen films and television series considered take a wide range of approaches to the adaptative process - some faithfully preserve the words of Shakespeare; others jettison the Early Modern language in favor of contemporary idiom; some recreate the geographic and historical specificity of the original plays, and others transplant the plot to fresh settings. The wealth of extra-textual material now available with film and television distribution and the numerous website tie-ins and interviews offer the critic a mine of material for accessing the ways in which directors perceive the looming Shakespearean shadow and justify their projects. Authorizing Shakespeare on Film and Television places these directorial claims alongside the film and television plotting and aesthetic to investigate how such authorizing gestures shape the presentation of gender, class, and ethnicity.
Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary
First we formulate our understanding of the biblical account of the Creation, Fall, and the New Creation, then turn to issues regarding the interface between science and faith. We do so from the perspective of faith in a personal God as contrasted with more impersonal approaches to the divine nature. Our purpose is to facilitate constructive dialogue regarding differing worldviews such as a recent biblical Creation model contrasted with an ancient life on earth model. The document concludes by focusing on the proper stewardship of Creation.
The 2009 Urban Design Studio, Andrew C. von Maur, Paula Dronen, and Daniel Acevedo
Diverse cultures and the high desert have always defined the unique American story of Santa Fe. For centuries Santa Feans have shaped their city’s buildings and spaces for economic opportunity while conserving the precious natural resources of northern New Mexico. This history of continuous change and preservation has yielded the distinctive identity of Santa Fe. Its spirit and values are manifested in its people and culture, its art and architecture, and its health-giving natural beauty. Within this context, Santa Fe seeks to cultivate a Living Tradition, rooted in its past and anticipating the future. Restored and improved for the next generation of Santa Feans, Barrio Capital de Analco continues this timeless tradition of community building.
Roger Dudley and Allen Walshe
Millennials in your community range in age from 15 to 32. The youngest are in the early years of high school and the oldest may or may not be married with families. One important Millennial generation attribute is delayed commitment. Ministering with Millennials starts with a complete overview of this interesting and important generation.
Papers presented at the 180 Symposium covered five major ministry themes:
- The Search for Identity
- Relationships are the Key
- Spirituality is Essential
- There is a Call for Leadership
- A Theme of Service
Among the 25 papers included in Ministering with Millennials, you will find powerful ministry ideas presented by Steve Case, Michaela Lawrence, Chris Blake, Lisa Hope, Ron Whitehead, Allan Walshe, Victor Marley and many others. Topics covered include the importance of church climate, using short term mission trips as a connector, creating relational young adult ministries and how to “hand on faith” to the next generation.
The Millennial generation is looking for meaning. They are investing themselves in finding a way that will lead to personal relationships and involvement that makes a difference. Is your congregation ready to minister with Millennials?
Bruce Wrenn, Philip Kotler, and Norman Shawchuck
You probably have a fairly good idea of what it took to construct the building in which your congregation meets. First, there was a recognized need for a building, followed by a budget, blueprints, fund-raising, construction workers, and building materials, and voila! The structure proudly stands as a monument to the effective implementation of a well-thought-out plan.
The process of building a strong congregation is basically the same. And you've got to start with a plan.
Building Strong Congregations contains the tools you need to make your congregation's ministry more effective. Worksheets after each chapter walk you through a step-by-step application of the material covered and help you put together a plan of action. You'll also learn how to find answers unique to your organization for such questions as:
- What is your congregation's mission?
- Whom should your congregation try to reach, and how?
- What does your congregation have to offer?
- Why should people choose to associate with your congregation and not the one down the street?
- How would their needs be met?
- How do you ensure that they will want to remain participants in the life and ministry of your congregation? (publisher website)
Robson Moura Marinho
Depois de mais de 16 mil cópias vendidas, chega a nova edição de A Arte de Pregar, totalmente atualizada, revista e ampliada. Nela o leitor encontrará: • Uma seção inteiramente nova que trata de como alcançar o ouvinte pós-moderno, com temas como: tipos de ouvintes e de pregadores; visões de mundo do ouvinte pós-moderno; temas bíblicos para o Pós-Modernismo; comunicando a mensagem a ouvintes pós-modernos; • Capítulos ampliados e reescritos; • Bibliografia ampliada e atualizada; • Um DVD contendo o curso 7 Fatores da Pregação Relevante.
The 2008 Urban Design Studio, Andrew C. von Maur, and Tony Homenchuk
This document is intended to help restore a sustainable conservation and settlement tradition on Great Abaco Island, The Bahamas. Its fundamental purpose is to serve the people of Abaco as a guide for future deliberations and decisions that affect the way people build and live. It is a broad proposal that advocates the building of civil communities, the pursuit of economically and environmentally sustainable development practices, and the building and preservation of places that are useful, beautiful and meaningful.
Planning Abaco was prepared to be a useful document with realistic ambitions, despite the fact that its tone is set by high ideals. It includes many illustrations that may appear at first glance to be impossible in the face of current conditions. Its broad scope and detailed proposals may challenge even the boldest visionary. However, after carefully studying this document in its entirety, the reader is encouraged to consider its true significance to the future of the Abaco community. Without such a strategy, will Abaco be able to continue to grow economically and not destroy the environmental and cultural assets that are the backbone of its economy and identity? Will it be able to harness future growth towards something sustainable, something profitable, something beautiful, something good? In keeping with centuries of Bahamian traditions and the best practices of the New Urbanism, this document suggests that settlementmaking in the 21st century can be an enterprise of building communities, landscapes and places worth loving. Great Abaco Island is in the unique position to lead the nation in an effort to do just this. This document builds on previous and current planning and conservation efforts and is intended to be a useful guide for future development on Abaco. In particular, this proposal draws from recent efforts by the Sandy Point community, Friends of the Environment, the Bahamas National Trust, and various independent citizens, researchers, developers, businesses and patrons of Bahamian culture. However, the proposals and assessments presented here are only a first small step in a much larger effort of cultivating places. Leaders in politics, business, conservation, and town planning professionals with a proven record of successful placemaking will need to build upon this work to advance its vision. Planning Abaco includes both, visionary illustrations which depict a possible future, as well as tools for the mechanisms of contemporary planning culture. It is essential for the reader to understand the difference: the pictures provide the vision, the diagrams provide tools for understanding, and the code provides a mechanism for implementation.
This proposal asks citizens, government officials, conservationists, business owners and developers to work together towards something that can be truly fruitful to all. It is for them that this document has been prepared.