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Teaching Like Jesus

by La Verne Tolbert

As a teacher, you long to help others do more than understand the Bible. You want them to experience its relevance and power for their lives. Teaching like Jesus is the answer! This commonsense guide offers examples of Jesus' teaching style from the Gospels, then shows how you can make these principles work for you -- regardless of what age group or ethnic background you're dealing with. Using a proven, four-step plan, Teaching Like Jesus gives you action steps, summaries, and other practical resources that will make your classroom a lively place to learn and apply the lessons so vitally important for transforming lives and nurturing disciples. You'll learn to think in terms of "see, hear, and do" in your lesson plans. And you'll find sample plans for age groups and cultures ranging from African-American preschoolers to Chinese married couples.

Teaching Meditation To Children

by David Fontana Ingrid Slack

"This book is for adults, and explains how to introduce children to meditation. The idea of teaching meditation to children is relatively new to the Western world, but in the East meditation has long been accepted as an essential part of early education, laying down skills which are of lifelong benefit. The book is intended for all adults who wish to teach meditation to children. That includes parents, school-teachers, youth leaders, social workers, psychologists, church workers, grandparents, uncles and aunts, and anyone who has contact with children in an official capacity and who wishes to help them make the best use of their extraordinary minds. This book is based upon our own experience as psychologists who have worked extensively with children, and who have written about and taught meditation to all age groups. Children are impressionable human beings, and very much open to direction and influence by adults. Thus any attempt to introduce them to meditation must be done sensitively and wisely (we have more to say about this in Chapter 2), and must empower them not only to meditate, but also to judge the usefulness of meditation for themselves. This ability to judge will allow them to decide whether or not meditation is right for them. Of all activities, meditation is perhaps the one where success most depends upon voluntary participation. In addition, as meditation involves working with one's own mind, children should be given the right to accept or reject it as they think fit. This book is intended to help you to introduce children to meditation easily and effectively, and in the right spirit."

Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens

by Christopher Willard Amy Saltzman

Packed with creative, effective ideas for bringing mindfulness into the classroom, child therapy office, or community, this book features sample lesson plans and scripts, case studies, vignettes, and more. Leading experts describe how to harness the unique benefits of present-focused awareness for preschoolers, school-age kids, and teens, including at-risk youth and those with special needs. Strategies for overcoming common obstacles and engaging kids with different learning styles are explored. Chapters also share ways to incorporate mindfulness into a broad range of children's activities, such as movement, sports, music, games, writing, and art. Giving clinicians and educators practices they can use immediately, the book includes clear explanations of relevant research findings.

The Teaching Ministry of the Church (Second Edition)

by William Yount

The second edition of The Teaching Ministry of the Church makes a major overhaul of its predecessor, increasing the content from eighteen to twenty three chapters and contributors from six to thirteen. These writers assert the need for such an expanded update is due to our everchanging world. For example, the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, proliferation of religious sects, and secularization of our culture greatly increase the importance of ensuring the church produces fully developed, biblically informed followers of Jesus. To that end, The Teaching Ministry of the Church presents a full overview of Christian education in four major sections: Theological Foundations, Biblical Foundations, Preparation for Teaching, and Structuring the Teaching Ministry of the Church. Within this framework, a step-by-step plan for establishing and maintaining an effective teaching ministry among preschoolers, children, youth, and adults takes shape. Key chapters: "The Bible as Curriculum," "The Church's Role in Teaching," "Creating an Unforgettable Learning Experience," and "Equipping Teachers. "

Teaching Outside the Box: Five Approaches To Opening the Bible With Youth

by Andrew Zirschky

Rather than tweaking the ways youth ministers communicate the gospel, Teaching Outside the Box, explores five distinct approaches to forming youth in the faith—approaches that open youth to experiencing the implications of the gospel in new ways. We’ll start by providing a new take on the instructional approach, and then introduce four additional approaches that are likely new to readers: community of faith, interpretive, liberation, and contemplative.

Teaching Religion and Literature

by Daniel Boscaljon Alan Levinovitz

Teaching Religion and Literature provides a practical engagement with the pedagogical possibilities of teaching religion courses using literature, teaching literature classes using religion, and teaching Religion and Literature as a discipline. Featuring chapters written by award winning teachers from a variety of institutional settings, the book gives anyone interested in providing interdisciplinary education a set of questions, resources, and tools that will deepen a classroom’s engagement with the field. Chapters are grounded in specific texts and religious questions but are oriented toward engaging general pedagogical issues that allow each chapter to improve any instructor’s engagement with interdisciplinary education. The book offers resources to instructors new to teaching Religion and Literature and provides definitions of what the field means from senior scholars in the field. Featuring a wide range of religious traditions, genres, and approaches, the book also provides an innovative glimpse at emerging possibilities for the sub-discipline.

Teaching Religious Education 4-11

by Derek Bastide

This long-awaited second edition is an accessible, practical guide for primary teachers. It covers the teaching of religious education at the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Taking account of the changes to RE over the last decade, it maps out and considers the implications for teachers of: changes that have taken place over the last few years with regard to changing aims and objectives in the subject the legal framework the broadening understanding of the notion of religion concern for spiritual development emergence of citizenship as an additional component of the curriculum introduction of formal guidelines to the content of RE teaching Christianity and other world faiths tackling important topics and contemporary issues planning RE across the primary school planning a unit of work using different teaching approaches monitoring and assessing progress. The book is full of practical examples and will also contain a uesful resources section. In addition there will be a chapter on key religions, which will look at Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.

Teaching That Makes a Difference

by Dan Lambert

This comprehensive, research-informed textbook reviews all aspects of traditional and contemporary theories and experience in youth ministry, but also points to the future by analyzing youth culture and charting innovative paradigms in the art and craft of teaching. The book is fueled by the urgent need in youth ministry to better reach students, to inform them about God’s will for their lives, and to encourage change in their lives beyond the youth group setting. Features include: • Website dedicated to the book, including chats hosted by the author • Scriptural instruction on reaching the minds, hearts, and souls of students • Cultural analysis of adolescents in ministry contexts and in the larger community • Explanation of learning styles: auditory, visual, tactile, kinesthetic • Explanation of multiple intelligences: imaginative, analytic, common sense, dynamic • Tips on creativity: where to find ideas, list of teaching methods

Teaching the Bible in the Church

by Karen B. Tye John M. Bracke

This interdisciplinary conversation combines educational theory with Bible scholarship to help teachers of the Bible move beyond conveying information to revealing the transformative power of the scripture.

Teaching the Cat to Sit: A Memoir

by Michelle Theall

A compelling memoir of a gay Catholic woman struggling to find balance between being a daughter and a mother raising her son with a loving partner in the face of discrimination. From the time she was born, Michelle Theall knew she was different. Coming of age in the Texas Bible Belt, a place where it was unacceptable to be gay, Theall found herself at odds with her strict Roman Catholic parents, bullied by her classmates, abandoned by her evangelical best friend whose mother spoke in tongues, and kicked out of Christian organizations that claimed to embrace her—all before she’d ever held a girl’s hand. Shame and her longing for her mother’s acceptance led her to deny her feelings and eventually run away to a remote stretch of mountains in Colorado. There, she made her home on an elk migration path facing the Continental Divide, speaking to God every day, but rarely seeing another human being. At forty-three years of age and seemingly settled in her decision to live life openly as a gay woman, Theall and her partner attempt to have their son baptized into the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in the liberal town of Boulder, Colorado. Her quest to have her son accepted into the Church leads to a battle with Sacred Heart and with her mother that leaves her questioning everything she thought she knew about the bonds of family and faith. And she realizes that in order to be a good mother, she may have to be a bad daughter. Teaching the Cat to Sit examines the modern roles of motherhood and religion and demonstrates that our infinite capacity to love has the power to shape us all.

Teaching the Faith, Forming the Faithful: A Biblical Vision for Education in the Church

by S. Steve Kang Gary A. Parrett

With the decline of traditional Sunday school and education programs in recent years, many Christians have not learned the fundamental doctrinal content of the faith. In this text Gary Parrett and Steve Kang set forth a thoroughly biblical vision for intentional teaching of the Christian faith that attends to both the content and process of educational and formational ministries.

Teaching the Historical Jesus: Issues and Exegesis (Routledge Studies in Religion)

by Zev Garber

Teaching the Historical Jesus in his Jewish context to students of varied religious backgrounds presents instructors with not only challenges, but also opportunities to sustain interfaith dialogue and foster mutual understanding and respect. This new collection explores these challenges and opportunities, gathering together experiential lessons drawn from teaching Jesus in a wide variety of settings—from the public, secular two- or four-year college, to the Jesuit university, to the Rabbinic school or seminary, to the orthodox, religious Israeli university. A diverse group of Jewish and Christian scholars reflect on their own classroom experiences and explicates crucial issues for teaching Jesus in a way that encourages students at every level to enter into an encounter with the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament without paternalism, parochialism, or prejudice. This volume is a valuable resource for instructors and graduate students interested in an interfaith approach in the classroom, and provides practical case studies for scholars working on Jewish-Christian relations.

Teaching the Way of Jesus: Educating Christians for Faithful Living

by Jack L. Seymour

Christian religious education provides the content, processes, and settings to empower the church's mission in the world--a mission that includes health care, peace with justice, and disciple-making ministries. Today, the field Christian Education is clear about its tasks of helping form and nurture faith that is then embodied in faithful practices. Research studies on Christian faith practices show how participating in Christian community undergirds and complements thoughtful living through one's life. With an emphasis on practices and mission, this book offers readers concrete ways to empower vital faith formation in congregations as it describes current trends, which include richer diversity, entrepreneurial spirit, and interfaith dialog. This book will also help prepare students for leadership in the Church universal and in the field of Christian Education.

Teaching Through the Art of Storytelling: Creating Fictional Stories that Illuminate the Message of Jesus

by Dan Kimball Jon Huckins

As communicators in a culture saturated with storylines, we have the profound opportunity to invite our students into the masterful Story of God. There are a variety of ways to invite our students into this Story, but this book discusses and explores how to teach through one of Jesus' most powerful modes of communication--fictional storytelling. Rabbinical storytelling (otherwise known as Jewish Agada) embraces the narrative of Scripture and invites its listeners into understanding and participation. Our Rabbi, Jesus, employed this mode of communication through his parables. Approaching the topic as a theologian, philosopher and artist, Jon invites and teaches how to create modern-day parables that illuminate the message of Jesus. These stories do not simply illustrate the message; they are, in fact, the message. Whether hoping to articulate deep theological concepts or relevant topics, teaching through the art of fictional storytelling has the potential to engage and invite our students into The Story. In this book: •You will learn how to create your own fictional stories (modern day parables) that use a realistic setting, engaging characters and a thought provoking plot to communicate a specific topic. •You are given practical worksheets that offer guidance in developing such stories •Jon includes a variety of stories he has developed over his years of youth ministry and offers them as a resource to any youth pastor/communicator. "I found myself wrapped up in its pages and receiving personal learning. It's a rarity in youth ministry as it has the potential of impacting not only youth but also their youth leaders." --Dan Kimball - author of They Like Jesus but Not the Church

Teaching to Change Lives: Seven Proven Ways to Make Your Teaching Come Alive (Flet Ser.)

by Howard G. Hendricks

This insightful book conveys the author's passion for communication and gets to the heart of how to do it. Discover the thrill of applying the seven proven concepts - and seeing the results! Also contains sample lesson plans. A great tool for your PDA or Desktop

Teaching Today's Teachers to Teach

by Donald L. Griggs

A revision of a standard resource for classes and seminary courses in Christian education. A revised edition of the best-selling Teaching Teachers to Teach (1974), this book is a basic, comprehensive manual offering practical guidance that helps teachers learn the art and practice of teaching. Throughout the book, Griggs identifies the basic elements of the teaching process and outlines the essential ingredients needed for effective teaching.

Teachings and Practice of Tibetan Tantra

by John C. Wilson Garma C. Chang

A lifestyle and way of acknowledging one's sensual and spiritual self, Tantric Buddhism preaches the satisfaction of all desires. Step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to perform traditional yoga exercises and provide practical applications for expanding and liberating one's consciousness. Essentially an explanation of surrendering all mental, emotional, and cultural conditionings, the concise guide describes the art of spiritualizing one's sexuality and at the same time offers efficient methods for transmuting fear and attachment into love and universal power.

Teachings for Victory, vol. 5: The Teachings For Victory, Vol. 5 (Learning from Nichiren's Writings)

by Daisaku Ikeda

SGI President Daisaku Ikeda elucidates the importance of studying Nichiren's writings as the foundation of Nichiren Buddhism as practiced by the Soka Gakkai International. His lectures bring Nichiren's immense wisdom, compassion, and courage into focus for the present age. In reading and studying these lectures, we learn how to reply in daily life Nichirens profound philosophy for inner transformation and victory for both ourselves and others. This volume of Learning From Nichiren's Writings contains SGI President Ikeda's lectures on nine of Nichiren's Writings:"Persecution by Sword and Staff""Reply to the Lay Priest Takahashi""The Embankments of Faith""Three Tripitaka Masters Pray for Rain""The Bow and Arrow""The Pure and Far-Reaching Voice""The Treatment of Illness""Daimoku as the Seed of Buddhahood""Reply to the Mother of Ueno"

The Teachings for Victory, Volume 1 (Learning from Nichiren's Writings)

by Daisaku Ikeda

What constitutes a meaningful life? What is true happiness? Nichiren Buddhism, based on the Lotus Sutra, is a teaching of hope that provides answers to these and other important questions for modern life. Ranked among the most important works in Mahayana Buddhism, Nichiren’s 13th century writings were revolutionary. They provide a practical formula for enabling everyone to achieve a victory in every aspect of their lives and attain an unshakable state of happiness.

The Teachings for Victory, Volume 2 (Learning from Nichiren's Writings)

by Daisaku Ikeda

Nichiren Daishonin’s writings provide a practical formula for enabling all people to achieve victory in every aspect of their lives and attain an unshakable state of happiness. This volume of Learning from Nichiren’s Writings: The Teachings for Victory contains SGI President Daisaku Ikeda’s lectures on seven of Nichiren’s letters: "On Practicing the Buddha’s Teachings"; "The Proof of the Lotus Sutra"; "The Hero of the World"; "The Blessings of the Lotus Sutra"; "The Sutra of True Requital"; "King Rinda"; and "The Kalpa of Decrease."

The Teachings for Victory, Volume 3 (Learning from Nichiren's Writings)

by Daisaku Ikeda

Nichiren Daishonin’s writings provide a practical formula for enabling all people to achieve victory in every aspect of their lives and attain an unshakable state of happiness. This volume of Learning from Nichiren’s Writings: The Teachings for Victory contains SGI President Daisaku Ikeda’s lectures on nine of Nichiren’s letters: “On the Offering of a Mud Pie” “A Father Takes Faith” “How Those Initially Aspiring to the Way Can Attain Buddhahood through the Lotus Sutra” “Letter to the Lay Priest Nakaoki” “Letter to Konichi-bo” “The Good Medicine for All Ills” “The Four Debts of Gratitude” “On the Treasure Tower” “Letter from Teradomari” President Ikeda elucidates the importance of studying Nichiren’s writings as the foundation of Nichiren Buddhism as practiced by the Soka Gakkai International. His lectures bring Nichiren’s immense wisdom, compassion, and courage into focus for the present age. In reading and studying these lectures, we learn how to apply in daily life Nichiren’s profound philosophy for inner transformation and victory for both ourselves and others. The Teachings for Victory will empower you to develop the strength and wisdom to bring forth your inherent potential.

The Teachings for Victory, Volume 4 (Learning from Nichiren's Writings)

by Daisaku Ikeda

Nichiren Daishonin’s writings provide a practical formula for enabling all people to achieve victory in every aspect of their lives and attain an unshakable state of happiness. This volume of Learning from Nichiren’s Writings: The Teachings for Victory contains SGI President Daisaku Ikeda’s lectures on nine of Nichiren’s letters: “On the Real Aspect of the Gohonzon” “The Four Virtues and the Four Debts of Gratitude” “A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering” “Flowering and Bearing Grain” “General Stone Tiger” “Reply to Niiama” “The Workings of Brahma and Shakra” “Reply to Yasaburo” “The Three Obstacles and Four Devils” President Ikeda elucidates the importance of studying Nichiren’s writings as the foundation of Nichiren Buddhism as practiced by the Soka Gakkai International. His lectures bring Nichiren’s immense wisdom, compassion, and courage into focus for the present age. In reading and studying these lectures, we learn how to apply in daily life Nichiren’s profound philosophy for inner transformation and victory for both ourselves and others. The Teachings for Victory will empower you to develop the strength and wisdom to bring forth your inherent potential.

Teachings from the American Earth: Indian Religion and Philosophy

by Dennis Tedlock Barbara Tedlock

This collection of writings is from authors who are either Indians who have tried to make themselves heard, or whites who have tried to hear Indians. The first part of the book emphasizes the practical and includes Isaac Tens's "Career of the Medicine Man". The second section concentrates on the theoretical and contains Benjamin Lee Whorf's "American Indian Model of the Universe" and chapters on Indian metaphysics, among other things. In addition to an introductory essay on the Indian's stance towards reality, the editors have contributed chapters entitled "The Clown's Way" and "An American Indian View of Death".

The Teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg: Vol. II

by Emanuel Swedenborg

The New Jerusalem and its Heavenly Doctrine is a wonderful introduction to the beliefs of the New Church and an overview of its theological foundations. Here Emanuel Swedenborg discusses faith, love, goodness and truth, heaven and hell, divine providence, the holy sacraments, and much much more. For those wishing to explore the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg this is a perfect starting place. Also included in this volume are the short works White Horse, Brief Exposition, De Verbo, God the Savior, and Interaction of the Soul and Body. Emanuel Swedenborg was a Swedish scientist, philosopher, Christian mystic, and theologian. Swedenborg experienced dreams and visions in which he was appointed by the Lord to write a heavenly doctrine to reform Christianity. He claimed that the Lord had opened his eyes, so that he could freely visit heaven and hell and talk with angels, demons, and other spirits. His best known book is Heaven and Hell.

The Teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg: Last Judgment; Last Judgment Continued; Last Judgment Posthumous

by Emanuel Swedenborg

Swedenborg experienced dreams and visions in which he was appointed by the Lord to write a heavenly doctrine to reform Christianity. He claimed that the Lord had opened his eyes, so that he could freely visit heaven and hell and talk with angels, demons, and other spirits. His best known book is 'Heaven and Hell.' The destruction of the world is not meant by the day of the last judgment. Those who have not known the spiritual sense of the Word, have understood that everything in the visible world will be destroyed in the day of the Last Judgment; for it is said, that heaven and earth are then to perish, and that God will create a New Heaven and a New Earth. Here are all three of his 'Last Judgment' books, 'Last Judgment,' 'Last Judgment Continued,' and 'Last Judgment Posthumous.'

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