This revised study guide helps the reader of "Where have all the Young People Gone" dig more deeply and, if desired, share in an eight session discussion group. It also provides for a disciplined and documented planning process for persons preparing to welcome young people into their congregation. The first three sessions deal with the changes in family and community after World War 2 that opened the door to rapid social change. The chaos and college riots of the 1960s and 70s are evidence that the World War 2 generation and their "Boomer" children were diverging in world-view, lifestyle, and values. Then on to Generations X and Y who are still more different and tend to be deeply alienated from traditional Christianity. The next three sections focus on one-on-one response to alienation within family, community, and congregation: getting back in touch with the Gospel and how our faith has been shaped, learing to tell our story of our personal walk with our Lord, and learning to share that story with an alienated person. The last three sections presents an over-view of what may be required for effective outreach to new people in general and to the younger generations in specific. For readers who have been asked to draw up a plan for outreach for their congregation, various instruments are provided to turn their reading into a data-driven assessment of the strengths and weakness of their congregation for change and growth. This includes understanding how their ways of "doing church" may be seen as cultural barriers by Generation X and Y. Change is difficult for many people to take and should not be done without careful thought, planning, buy-in by the people, and prayer. We're called to live the Gospel toward the alienated person and to "take up our cross" by accepting changes in packaging that we have come to love but which are barriers to the alienated who come from a different culture. This is always the task of the missionary. Old dogs can learn new tricks when it's all for the glory of God.
Brazil's bird diversity is one of the richest in the world. And yet there has never been a comprehensive field guide to this splendid and elusive avifauna. Until now.
Just type the word stress in any internet search engine and it will throw up a million pieces of information on it and the harm it can cause. Mankind (and even animals and plants) has always been plagued by stress from ages. On our planet the number of reasons why people get stressed or agitated could run into thousands. For example, the modern crazy workplace is one of the single biggest sources of stress for employees and their families. A stressed out employee can not only cause problems for himself, but also cause various problems to all his family members. And you cannot simply ignore stress as it is a serious health matter and will deteriorate you with time. So what do you do? The common methods of stress reduction are attending mind-body workshops like meditation, yoga, going to a counsellor, or taking some prescribed medicines, etc. But such methods take time, cost and effort. However, there is another stress management technique that is simple, cost-effective, non-medicinal and extremely powerful. And you don't need any professional help to use this technique unless you are a severe medical case. This is the technique of regularly reading Inspirational quotes by famous personalities over the ages. How will reading quotes help? It has often been observed that a short piercing sentence, a stinging insult, or a chance remark by someone can have a terrific impact on you than a long sermon or advice. For example, I remember reading a true story of a bankrupt businessman on his way to commit suicide suddenly stopped in his rogue pursuit by accidentally reading an inspirational quote on some billboard. So a famous quote actually saved his life by giving him a sudden dose of inspiration to continue with life no matter what. Such is the power of an inspirational quote. This inspirational effect is very similar to how a small pin can puncture a high pressure balloon or a car type. And most inspirational quotes are also short piercing sentences of wisdom that can puncture your high stress and change your life in an instant. It is like taking an aspirin for the tormented mind. So whenever you are feeling doubtful about your own abilities, when disappointments are staring at your face, and you don't see any light at the end of the tunnel simply dive into some great quotes in this book, and you will begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. And if you make a habit of reading inspirational quotes regularly you will experience a stark difference in the way you think, act and behave henceforth. Like tiny homeopathic medicines, these gems of wisdom can gradually make you calmer, handle criticism, understand mankind better and become well equipped to tackle life's ups and downs. But what is a mind candy? Instead of calling them inspirational quotes I call them as mind candies because they make your mind sweet, just like regular candies make your taste buds happy. Thousands of such literary gems have been stated by hundreds of famous personalities over the ages. This book contains a list of carefully selected mind candies to puncture your bad moods created for the usual reasons like hopelessness, fear of the future, insecurity, bad bosses, family and health troubles, city life, etc. Hope you will like them and more importantly read them regularly. Why read regularly? That is because stress is like dust and will invade your mind again and again, so it must be dusted again and again. So let us start.
In recent years, the saliency of conflicts pitting different ethnic, racial and religious groups against one another has increased dramatically. The world of nation-states is much more diverse than previously realized; only a small number of the 185 independent countries are truly homogeneous. With the end of the cold war, the relative importance of ethnic conflicts as a threat to international peace and stability is far greater. An international set of scholars collaborate in this volume to explore policy alternatives which can contribute towards the accommodation of cultural diversity.
This book has evolved as a result of the success of the post-experience courses in monoclonal antibody technology run by the Department of Biochemistry, University of Wales College of Cardiff. The authors have designed it to provide all the information required by a competent scientist to produce monoclonal antibodies, from basic tissue culture techniques, through immunisation strategies and screening test design, to the production of hybridoma cell lines and basic antibody characterisation, purification and labelling. The protocols are presented in a clearly distinguishable format for use at the laboratory bench. The concluding chapter provides an overview of the current status of human hybridoma production and antibody engineering using techniques of molecular biology. This book is essential reading for graduates in the biological sciences and in medicine who are involved in the making and using of monoclonal antibodies in commercial, university and medical laboratories.
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