SHAPING THE DREAMS OF THIS GENERATION
One-day Training Conferences for all Christian youth and children’s leaders
Young people dream.
Caught up as consumers in a secular society poisoned by a toxic mix of materialism and greed they have few positive influences to help shape their dreams.
That's where you come in...
During the training conferences we will help you to:
Be envisioned to help young people see how the story of God can help re-shape their dreams.
Main speaker: We are delighted that Mark Roques (resident tutor at the West Yorkshire School of Christian Studies) is joining us at each venue.
Mark is a writer and storyteller who has spent many years in education. For eleven years he taught Philosophy & Religious Studies at Prior Park College in Bath where he developed a unique Christian worldview course that combined film, music, story-telling and subversive role plays.
Mark is the author of Curriculum Unmasked: Towards a Christian Understanding of education, The Good, The Bad and The Misled: True Stories Reflecting Different World Views for Use in Secondary Religious Education and Fields of God: Football and the Kingdom of God.
These events are open to anyone aged 16 or over who works with any age group from 8 upwards.
Registered Energize groups receive three free places as part of their subscription, and thereafter the cost is £10 per person. All other leaders pay £15. The fee includes light refreshments throughout the day and a comprehensive workbook.
Each training conference will run from 10:00am to 4:30pm.
Our venues are carefully chosen churches and Christian centres with good conference facilities, easy access from major routes and parking on-site or very close by. Venue details will be sent with each booking confirmation, and are also available on request.
A wide range of books, videos and other resources for youth and children’s leaders will be on sale at each venue, many at heavily discounted prices.
Refreshments will be provided free throughout the day, but you will need to bring a packed lunch.
Dates and venues for Autumn 2007:
Oct 6 - Exeter
Oct 13 - Bury St Edmunds
Oct 27 - Edinburgh
Nov 3 - Belfast
Nov 10 - Colwyn Bay
Nov 17 - Cardiff
Nov 24 - Bristol
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Seventeenth-century North America witnessed the encounter of numerous European nations and Native American groups. In the Hudson Valley, where the Dutch established New Netherland, Dutch and Munsee Indians met and interacted in myriad ways. Employing a frontier framework, this volume considers how Dutch-Munsee relations developed over the life of the colony. At each stage of European colonization—first contact, trade, and settlement—the Munsees faced the increasing imposition of Dutch societal structures and sovereignty over them. In response, the Munsees variously chose accomodation, resistance, or acculturation. The volume concludes with a suggestive afterword in which the author applies his frontier framework to Dutch-indigenous relations in the Cape Colony of southern Africa.
We want to have it all: financial strength, secure homes, clean air and water for our children. With the latest technological advances available, we deserve to have every dilemma resolved. Isn't that the way it's supposed to work? Hope in Troubled Times dares to say "no."
Poverty, terrorism, and overtaxed land are planetary problems that make even believers despair. But the authors point to Christ as the source of hope. Our choice is obvious. We work together, learning to live unselfishly, or we watch civilization sink further into the abyss. With a foreword by renowned human rights activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Hope in Troubled Times provides real-world solutions to life-threatening problems. The authors show that with God's guidance we can knock down the idols that stunt clear thinking.
As soon as it is feasible we would like to produce an Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Philosophy of the Cosmonomic Idea. We presently envision this work to also cover the major figures of the Western tradition as well as the more important names from the Eastern to the Far-Eastern traditions. This project will begin in a modest fashion by first simply accumulating a list in rank order of the names and dates we need to include, and then gradually grow to maturity as the articles are developed and vetted. As we plan to produce this work at the highest level of systematic competence we have asked Prof. Daniel Strauss to serve as general editor. It will be his responsibility to enlist the aid of competent scholars in the various disciples as well as to assign articles. Needless to say this particular project will entail a great deal of work and cooperation from the reformational community.
November 14-19, 2006
Convent of San Francisco
Hosted by Polytechnic University (UPOLI)Languages: English and Spanish
Colloquium for 'Reformationals' in the British Isles
27th-28th October 2006
WYSOCS (West Yorkshire School of Christian Studies) is hosting a conference for our growing UK “reformational” constituency.
We need to get to know one another and think strategically about the influence of the Christian scholarly/philosophical tradition associated with Kuyper, Dooyeweerd and Vollenhoven. Lesslie Newbigin told us here in 1992 that Britain urgently needs to know this tradition and the reformational movement is making some headway; hence the proposed in-house meeting.
It isn’t just a matter of the inroads that can be, or have been, made into the university; it is important also to find imaginative ways of bringing the dynamic of the reformational Kingdom-vision into the lives of our churches and other Christian organisations.
Two days would serve to investigate the following. Where are we with reformational life and philosophy in UK? Who is interested? Who is familiar with the material? Who is expert? Who is writing and teaching on reformational lines? How is it being studied, developed, applied? What are its impact and potential? What other resources have we (libraries, centres of activity, web-sites)? Can they be better linked? Do we use our contacts abroad? Can we spread the net wider? Who is travelling in the same direction? How can we impact the exuberant Christian youth organisations, conferences etc.?
WYSOCS explicitly seeks to advance Christian Higher Education (in whatever form the Lord makes available). The role of Christian Philosophy in such a project will be crucial and this Colloquium should ignite our imaginations with such a target in mind.