Recent books authored or edited by Andrews University Faculty
Douglas R. Clark, Larry G. Herr, Oystein LaBianca, and Randall Younker editor
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).
Gerald A. Klingbeil and Chantal J. Klingbeil
Gerald Klingbeil and Chantal J. Klingbeil
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.
Across Western Europe throughout the 1990s radical right political parties emerged and gained some electoral success. Since that time, particularly in the face of the popularity of the National Front in France and the Freedom Party in Austria, many studies have been conducted examining the voting behavior, party membership and ideologies of these parties, and what the parties mean to democratic governments. Largely unexamined are the effects of radical right political parties on public policy. This study attempts to evaluate the effect of radical right parties on public policy by using a most similar, case study research design, relying heavily on legislative debates and proposals to changes in program requirements, and policy change over time in Germany and Austria. Education, minimum income supports and housing are the public policies chosen for assessment in this study.
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?
Jiri Moskala, Peter M. van Bemmelen, and Daniel Heinz
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)
Gerald Klingbeil, Richard Hess, and Paul J. Ray
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.
Flame of Yahweh offers a thorough exploration of gender relationships and sexual activity in the Old Testament. Topics include sexuality in Eden, the elevation vs. the denigration of women, exclusivity vs. adultery and premarital sex, permanence vs. divorce and remarriage, intimacy vs. incest, and sexuality in the Song of Songs.
Written from a theologically conservative perspective, Richard Davidson provides a meticulously researched work that makes extensive use of other ancient Near Eastern documents on subjects ranging from homosexuality to gender relations. At the same time, the author offers clear explanations of terms and historical context that make the work accessible to the reader.
Gerald A. Klingbeil