Archives for January 2017

Theodoros Papadopoulos Iconography Workshop, June 5-10 (Salem, OR)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Theodoros Papadopoulos Iconography Workshop
When does it start?
06/05/2017
When does it end?
06/10/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
St Timothy’s Episcopal Church
3295 Ladd Ave NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
What kind of event is it?
Course
Tell us more about what you’re planning
Join us on this six-day intensive course where we will captivate you in the art of the Byzantium painting technique. The course runs daily from 9:00am until 4:30pm. During the course, we will write (paint) the icon of Archangel Gabriel, focusing on the art of egg tempera painting. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, the workshop offers an opportunity to learn and/or refine your techniques in the sacred art of Byzantine iconography. You can learn more about Theodoros Papadopoulos at www.theodoreicons.com. The course fee is $680, which includes most supplies (board, pigments and brushes). Space is limited and early registration is recommended. A non-refundable deposit of $230 is due at the time of registration. The remaining balance will be due the first day of the workshop on June 5th. To register, visit www.theodoreicons.com/salem-oregon. If you have any questions regarding the workshop or registration, please contact Sheila Castellanos at 503-586-4100
Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
http://www.theodoreicons.com
Does the event have a website?
http://www.theodoreicons.com/salem-oregon
What is your name?
Sheila Castellanos
Email contact
sheilateresa11@yahoo.com

Shanghai Faithful: Betrayal and Forgiveness in a Chinese Christian Family

Title of book or publication
Shanghai Faithful: Betrayal and Forgiveness in a Chinese Christian Family
Author(s)
Jennifer Lin
Publisher
Rowman & Littlefield
Month and Year of Publication
February 2017
Description or summary
Within the next decade, China could be home to more Christians than any country in the world. Through the 150-year saga of a single family, this book vividly dramatizes the remarkable religious evolution of the world’s most populous nation. Shanghai Faithful is both a touching family memoir and a chronicle of the astonishing spread of Christianity in China. Five generations of the Lin family—buffeted by history’s crosscurrents and personal strife—bring to life an epoch that is still unfolding.

A compelling cast—a poor fisherman, a doctor who treated opium addicts, an Ivy League–educated priest, and the charismatic preacher Watchman Nee—sets the book in motion. Veteran journalist Jennifer Lin takes readers from remote nineteenth-century mission outposts to the thriving house churches and cathedrals of today’s China. The Lin family—and the book’s central figure, the Reverend Lin Pu-chi—offer witness to China’s tumultuous past, up to and beyond the betrayals and madness of the Cultural Revolution, when the family’s resolute faith led to years of suffering. Forgiveness and redemption bring the story full circle. With its sweep of history and the intimacy of long-hidden family stories, Shanghai Faithful offers a fresh look at Christianity in China—past, present, and future.

Where can the publication be purchased?
amazon.com, bn.com, rowman.com
Contact name
Jennifer Lin
Email
jenniferlin1100@yahoo.com

The Mountain Goat, by Jim Trainor

Title of book or publication
The Mountain Goat
Author
Jim Trainor
Publisher
UpNorth Press
Month and Year of Publication
January, 2017
Description or summary
Episcopal priest Jim Trainor’s new novel is A ROADTRIP DOWN THE DANGEROUS HIGHWAY TO LOVE. An old camper van was all Ryan Browning’s mother left him when she died last year. Ryan, a thirty-something physicist, has just been fired and could be facing prosecution. It might be a good time to hop in that old van and head out on a long road trip, perhaps to never return. When he goes to the bank to close out his account, Ryan meets the lovely customer service rep, Amanda Seward, who has a few issues of her own. And that’s just the first unexpected encounter on a two-thousand-mile road trip through the intersections of grief and faith, science and art, and love. And face-to-face with a deadly threat far greater than Ryan and Amanda can imagine.
Website
www.jimtrainorauthor.com
Where can the publication be purchased?
Amazon.com

Women Who Knew Jesus, by Bonnie Ring

Title of book or publication
Women Who Knew Jesus
Author(s)
The Rev. Dr. Bonnie Ring
Publisher
AuthorHouse
Month and Year of Publication
September 2015
Description or summary
As you come to know each of the women that Jesus knew, you may be surprised to discover how quickly your own stories are evoked by hearing theirs and how similar you are to some of them so they become role models for your own journey of faith and witness. In each of these encounters, you will meet Jesus and come to know him as they did, perhaps for the first time.

To enrich your experience, there are questions to ponder and memories of your own to recover. These Bible stories help us see parts of ourselves, both the parts we like and the parts we would prefer to deny, hide or eliminate. As you proceed, two attitudes will be helpful: a willingness to let these biblical women speak with their own voices and an openness to hearing what you may not have heard before. These stories can help us uncover the richness of our own stories and see them for the sacred wonder that they are.

First century mores barred women from interacting with men outside their family or marriage; yet, Jesus appears to have been unafraid to approach women, to listen to them, heal them and affirm God’s love and acceptance of them. Often without a name, these women had convictions about Jesus and a sense of security with him that surpassed that of his male disciples. Their stories show us that social equality existed among Jesus’ male and female followers. Each woman who met him went away from him changed. The existence of so many Biblical stories about women is a sign that the history of God’s salvation cannot be told without women’s active participation and the life of Jesus cannot be told accurately without the women who encountered him.

Website
http://www.womenwhoknewjesus.com
Where can the publication be purchased?
Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Authorhouse.com
Contact name
Bonnie Ring
Email
drbonniering@comcast.net

Ministry to the Incarcerated, by Henry G. Covert

Title of book or publication
Ministry to the Incarcerated
Author(s)
Dr. Henry G. Covert
Publisher
First Publication Loyola Press / Second Publication Lightning Source
Month and Year of Publication
First 1995 – Second 2014
Description or summary
Ministry to the Incarcerated, which has worldwide endorsements, is a vital resource for prison ministry. The contents include: the emotional world of inmates, institutional challenges, models for prison ministry, biblical teaching outlines, penal reform, re-entry and aftercare, and the author’s experience as chaplain for a state execution.
Website
https://sites.google.com/site/christianbooksbyhenrycovert
Where can the publication be purchased?
Amazon, eBook, Kindle, and many other online book sellers
Contact name
Henry Covert
Email
hcoverts1295@comcast.net

The Revised Common Lectionary Bible Study

Title of book or publication
The Revised Common Lectionary Bible Study
Author(s)
Elizabeth C. Chapman
Publisher
Parakeet Press of California
Month and Year of Publication
Published quarterly in a three year Lectionary cycle
Description or summary
Do you wish to make the Sunday sermon and service more relevant? Are you too busy to prepare Bible study lessons? Do you need a course for adults and teens that can be taught by lay people and
helps people learn how the Bible relates to their life?The Revised Common Lectionary Bible Study was developed to answer these needs. The weekly lessons are presented in quarterly books that follow the three-year Revised Common Lectionary Sunday schedule:
• Easy-to-use workbook format
• Needs minimal preparation
• Applicable for adults & teens
• Biblically centered and theologically sound
• Affordably priced
Our goal for the Bible studies is to help the participants develop a closer personal relationship with the Lord.
Website
http://www.LectionaryBibleStudy.org
Where can the publication be purchased?
On our website. Available to church bookstores (inquire from publisher)
Contact name
Elizabeth Chapman
Email
LectioBibleStudy@aol.com