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Hope and Longings in TV Shows for Children

TV shows play a significant role in childhood, and children become emotionally attached to their favorite shows. They relate to the characters, whether they are pink ponies, sparkling elves, or six-year-old superheroes. Thus these stories are vital to the children’s worldview formation. Many of these fictional stories deal with our longings and need for hope. How, then, can we help the children to identify how and where their favorite characters search for hope?

The Art of Self Management: How to Lead Yourself

26 May 2020 | Evi Rodemann

In this session, Evi Rodemann discusses the importance of having a life compass and what this practically can entail. Exercises are provided on developing a personal mission statement, working on a life map, exploring together what guides a leader (convictions, inner resolves, personal mottos), and how to take care of yourself and your motivations.

Confident Christianity

28 May 2020 | Peter Saunders

Originally designed by the Christian Medical Fellowship to help medical students share their faith, and refined over 25 years, the "Confident Christianity" course is designed to help you understand the non-Christian mindset and share your faith confidently and articulately in the way the Apostles did it – in understandable language, in a safe place, and with the opportunity for discussion.

Leading in Complexity

27 May 2020 | Jen Charteris

During a lifetime of leadership we will each encounter a few especially complex challenges, and our formal leadership training (if we’ve had any) will probably not have equipped us for these.  What makes some situations inherently complex?  How do we make sense of what’s happening in the midst of that complexity?  How might our leadership approach need to adapt at these times?  And what principles and tools might help us to navigate the complexity with wisdom, grace, and integrity?

Responding to Dawkins' Doubts About the Old Testament

22 May 2020 | Peter S. Williams

Are the historical narratives of the Old Testament a bunch of myths and legends concocted by Jews writing during the Babylonian exile, as ‘sceptics’ like Richard Dawkins say? What is the evidence for the historicity of history according to the Old Testament? Looking at atheist Dawkins’ critique of the Old Testament, we learn some lessons from these talks that we can apply to our teaching and preaching.