Many have their opinions. Many have their arguments, objections and doubts. But all of these are rendered irrelevant when one truly encounters the divine for themselves. There are those who have found this unspeakable gift in life that is more precious than existence itself. This gift is a person. To those that believe in His name it is revealed by the Holy Spirit that He is everything. Christ is a taste of living beauty in a world where sometimes it is hard to even go on another day - He is God’s own answer to the above question, for the whole world to know.
Anthemic: The Expression of Divine represents many things. It is a response to the perfection and supremacy of Christ. It is also a document of one’s journey with God. With its pilgrimage between visceral crying out to the Unseen God and deep expressions of eternity and faith, it reflects the unique and sacred relationship humanity has with God in Christ. It unashamedly says to the world that Jesus Christ is Lord, unto the glory of the Father. Prayers, meditations and biblical truth weave together as a modern-day hymnal of fresh and enduring songs for God and His heritage. In all of this is an invitation for the reader to partake in the fulfilled Promise of God that provides for us joy, peace, righteousness, eternal life, and victory - regardless of all earthly circumstances.
Eric Sanchez lives in Southern California. When he was born his life was nearly lost—he suffered from a congenital heart defect that required open-heart surgery. He looks back at this as a young man with a sense of grace and purpose in determination. Had he been born in any other time in history he would not have survived. He still is in awe that God has chosen to preserve him and use him to spread the knowledge of Himself in this world. Every day his deepest yearning is that the name of his God might be magnified and that souls would be brought to life in it—by the power of the Holy Spirit. He has given his life to spreading the Gospel of Jesus to frontiers where the Name is not yet named. He prays that all would know the wonder and freeing truth of Christ. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from California State University, San Bernardino, and a Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies from the Cook School of Intercultural Studies at Biola University.
The introductory section provides an overview of the development of geomedia and envisions a roadmap of technological development ahead; a discussion of everyday geomedia applications and geomedia use; and, finally, pedagogical approaches using geomedia in secondary education. This section provides a broad foundation that does not argue in favor of a technological paradigm, but suggests that geomedia use in secondary education should be oriented at everyday life applications.
The main section is devoted to exemplary learning environments that are ready to use, and easily transferable to local schools. While geoinformation technology is the basis of these learning environments, care has been taken to clearly identify conceptual approaches to these learning environments, and, therefore, make them less reliant on technology locally available. Many of these are easily applied without any further software or hardware other than a web browser and a mobile phone.
The pedagogical background of these learning environments leads from science education and spatial thinking to learning environments that support an education for spatial citizenship, reflected geomedia use and communication with maps to successfully participate in society.
The book is aimed at academics in the fields of pedagogy, geography and citizenship education, as well as those working in science education. The professional audiences addressed are teacher trainers at university departments, teachers in secondary schools and students in teacher training.