What Real Christian Educators Know

What Real Christian Educators Know

…”real” Christian educators need to know certain other foundational things to inform their work. Without a deep knowledge of these foundations educators will be hampered in their effectiveness.

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For the Bookshelf: Almost Christian

The book’s thesis states that teens are “almost Christian” because of a socio-cultural turn that has changed their understanding of faith in the Christian church.

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For the Bookshelf: Visible Learning

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education

Visible Learning and the Science of How we Learn, by John Hattie and Gregory Yates (New York: Routledge, 2014) is an accessible volume that reinforces the concept…

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Seven Questions Students Still Ask

Here are the seven questions students still ask at the graduate studies level. I’ve heard each of these this year.

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For the Bookshelf: Live, Learn, Pass it On

faith formation is a lifetime gift from God and that a teacher and a learner growing in that faith is a life-time process

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10 Principles on Learning

Whether we design a program for continuing education or any other educational event we will do well to keep certain principles of learning in mind.

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For the Bookshelf: The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry

Root, Andrew, and Dean, Kendra Creasy, The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry (2011), InterVaristy Press, Downers Grove, Illinois.

By Guest Blogger Pat Olds.

This book’s content is collection of published essays from Dr. Kendra Creasy Dean and Dr. Andrew Roots. It…

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Bad Teaching

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

Polemics against bad teaching and poor education are a staple in social science, philosophy, and education literature. I suspect for two reasons: first, they are effective in getting readers riled up,…

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A Faculty Coach Reflects on the Leadership in Ministry Experience

The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) has been offering the Leadership in Ministry workshops (LIM) on its campus since 2014. In 2017 it will expand the program and offer workshops in Boston, Portland, and Lost River WV. Fourteen faculty-coaches teach…

For the Bookshelf: To Know as We Are Known

By guest blogger Nancy Rock Poti

In To Know As We Are Known: Education as a Spiritual Journey by Parker J. Palmer (San Francisco, CA: HarperOne, , 1993, 160 pp, $13.95 ISBN-10: 0060664517), author, activist, teacher and nationally…

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Why Are We Still Doing This? Moving From Fragmented Formation to Engaged Discipleship: Part II

By Andrew Kukla, MDiv ’03

[This is the second of a two-part blog post. See Part I here.]

If we want people to feel like they are the church and live their lives in the way of Jesus in…

For the Bookshelf: Teaming Up

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

The move from rigid and isolated “committees” to a “team approach” continues in many congregations. Sometimes that movement is not much more than a re-organization and…

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Why Are We Still Doing This? Moving From Fragmented Formation to Engaged Discipleship: Part I

By Andrew Kukla, MDiv ’03.

[This is the first of a two-part blog post.]

Years ago I ran into a problem. I would facilitate a great conversation in adult Sunday school and seem to make a break-through in understanding, arrive…

Dealing With The Pushy Parent

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

I receive an e-mail from a church staff member about that perennial problem: the pushy parent (sometimes called “helicopter parents”). The problem comes in all forms. Parents who want allowances…

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The Hawthorne Effect

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

I remember a playful experiment using the Hawthorne effect I conducted when I was a school principle. There was a kindergarten teacher that I thought would make a great first…

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