For the Bookshelf: The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry

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…

For the bookshelf seeds for the future by Adam Tyler

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,…

Education by Israel Galindo

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

May 9, 2016—I received 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 or exceptions for their “special” child, their…

Education by Israel Galindo

The Hawthorne Effect

April 18, 2016—I remember a playful experiment using the Hawthorne effect I conducted when I was a school principal. There was a kindergarten teacher that I thought would make a great first grade teacher. She was reluctant to move…

Education by Israel Galindo

Updated Curriculum Charts

April 14, 2016—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 a new curricular resource to use with children, youth, and/or adults. So this…

Can You Pass This C.E. Exam?

March 14, 2016—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 material I was struck at how clunky…

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An Intelligent Person

February 22, 2016—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 I spend a lot of time around…

Education by Israel Galindo

Is Your CE Program Making a Difference?

February 8, 2016—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 that most congregational educators understand the importance of educational assessment of their…

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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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Experience and Learning

December 14, 2015—A couple of educators I know are high on what they call “experiential learning.” They try to be “creative” in the use of “interactive” learning methods in their teaching: skits, simulations, role-play, art activity, dramatizations, etc. Given the…

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