Bad Teaching

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…

For the bookshelf seeds for the future by Adam Tyler

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…

For the bookshelf seeds for the future by Adam Tyler

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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Updated Curriculum Charts

By Sharon Ely Pearson, Christian Formation Specialist for Church Publishing Incorporated / Morehouse Education Resources

I always tell congregations that right after Easter is the time to begin evaluating the current programmatic year, especially if a church seeks to discern…

Great Quotes on Ministry

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

In one course on ministry practice I invited several guest speakers to visit the class and share their experiences and thoughts about ministry. After each visit students in the class posted…

Can You Pass This C.E. Test?

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

Throwing out some old files and materials  I stumbled across an old final exam from a course I offered over two decades ago when I was teaching adjunctively. Reviewing the course…

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An Intelligent Person

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

I met a rare kind of person last week. He was what I’ll describe as a genuinely intelligent person. There are plenty of smart or knowledgeable people around, and given that…

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Rodger Nishioka to Join Staff of Village Church

Dr. Rodger Nishioka has announced his resignation as Benton Family Associate Professor of Christian Education at Columbia Theological Seminary effective March 31, 2016. He was recently introduced to the Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, KS as their new director…

Rodger Nishioka

Is Your CE Program Making a Difference?

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

Much of my consultation with schools focuses on educational assessment. Rarely is that the focus of a consultation in a congregation. That is not to say…

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Coming of Age In Faith

December 21, 2015—I finally got around to watching a movie on Netflix that’s been on the “to watch” list. The movie was “House of D.” In the movie a thirteen-year-old comes of age through loss, grief, and escape. As an…

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