Brain injury is more common than you think. It can be acquired as a result of such problems as stroke, Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s or even poisoning. Brain injury can also be caused by physical damage to the brain e.g. from an accident. This is called Traumatic Brain Injury.
We may all know people with a brain injury. The question is; do we know how to best help them and their families?This seminar gives a sneak peek into brain injury and how to help friends and relatives with this issue.
Kate Dawes, the presenter, is a social worker and one of the BIRU team that worked with Brian Mee in recovery from his motorcycle accident. Kate presented information to help us to know how to support Brian as he recovers and also to gain understanding of the way to help other friends and relatives with acquired brain injury.
In addidtion, a 2-CD recording of the presentation is available here.
27 September 2011
Start: 25/02/2012 4:00 pm
Hyde Park hall, Saturday 25 February 2012
We branched into topics such as:
From this we looked at some common misconceptions surrounding forgiveness; why we at times find it hard to forgive others; making excuses and asking questions such as:
These interactive sessions looked at God’s forgiveness of our sin, and our forgiveness of those who sin against us.
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2-CD or 2-DVD recordings of the presentation are available here.
Hyde Park hall, Saturday 11 May 2013
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14 May 2013
3 x 1 hour sessions covering some common questions, such as:
Powerpoint Slides (pdf format) - 6mb
Budget Planner Worksheet A3 (pdf format) - 0.7mb
A download of the videos will be available shortly.
26 April 2012
There was a time when the laws, values and principles of the Christian nations could be loosely traced back to the Bible. Today, God is being systematically silenced in the governments of the west.
The impact on the ecclesia is becoming more and more apparent; legislation such as no-fault divorce, the legalisation of same sex relationships, unrestricted access to internet pornography and effective contraception made available to teenager, have all contributed to a deterioration of biblical standards within the ecclesia.
There is no doubt that these changes in society have helped those who choose to live a secular life. In the context of the humanists’ worldview, it is easy to see why they choose to repudiate God and the Bible and live what the Bible would call a sinful life.
The problem for us lies with the influence of those churches that choose a middle ground between the plain irrefutable teaching of the scripture and humanism, resulting in the ordination of women, homosexual priests and the rejection of the authority of the scriptures. These moves in the churches have a trickle-down effect on the ecclesia.
We need to understand same-sex relationships so that our position is legal and informed, as well as Bible-based. We will present material on the biological and conditioned origins of homosexuality and explore the justification used by churches for accepting practicing homosexual couples in their fellowship.
The ‘gay’ lifestyle is presented with relentless regularity in movies, sitcoms and other TV shows promoting a disproportionate view of the percentage of homosexuals in the community and indirectly promoting the lifestyle without any balance on the downside of that world.
Our material will be drawn from various authors from both sides of the argument as well as from personal discussions with Christadelphian and non-Christadelphian homosexuals and lesbians.
The seminar comprises two sessions and concludes with positive thoughts on strengthening our faith and developing godly habits.
Our seminar will look at the following issues:
In additio, a 2-CD recording of the presentation is available here.
06 March 2014