For the Bookshelf: The Lay Driven Church

For the Bookshelf: The Lay Driven Church

Steinbron, Melvin J. The Lay Driven Church. Regal Publishing Company, 1997.

By guest blogger Lois Page

There have been those to say, “Laypeople do not get involved in the church because they are lazy.” Author Melvin J. Steinbron, demolishes that theory…

For the bookshelf seeds for the future by Adam Tyler

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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Back to Basics: Leadership Rules 101

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

I enjoy those leadership books that revisit the basics. While some books on leadership are better than others, I always find it helpful to be reminded of the fundamentals. Whenever I’ve…

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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Getting to Know the Familiar Stranger

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

Last week I had two interesting conversations with familiar strangers. By “familiar strangers” I mean those people we have become comfortable around because of propinquity yet don’t really know. You know…

Tucker’s Top 10

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

The June 26, 2007 issue of the Christian Century featured “Top ten things pastors long to hear” from Ruth Tucker’s book, Left Behind in a Megachurch (Baker). Here is Tucker’s list:

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…

Volunteerism and the Future of Church Leadership

By Michael Harton

It is not a stretch to realize that churches are probably the longest standing user of volunteer services. From teaching Sunday school classes, staffing committees to operating the various mission efforts churches are almost completely dependent upon…

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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For the Bookshelf: Lessons from the Masters

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

October 6, 2014—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…

Learning Is Not An Outcome of Teaching

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

July 14, 2014—The counter-intuitive notion that learning is not an outcome of teaching can be a challenging concept. This is natural, for several reasons. First, due to…

Human in the Brain

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

July 7, 2014 — Adam Kieper wrote a review of Michael Gazzanig’s book, Human titled, The Synapse and the Soul. It appeared in The Wall Street Journal…

For the Bookshelf: Exploring Spirituality: An Ecumenical Reader

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

June 27, 2014—Exploring Spirituality: An Ecumenical Reader, edited by Kenneth J. Collins, is a collection of twenty-four essays in which Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, and Methodist writers describe the unique…

What is Constructivism?

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

June 20, 2014—The increase in the use of instructional technologies in seminaries over the past decade, especially online learning, has lived up to the term “disruptive technologies.” As faculty become more adept…

Everything You Know About Teaching Is Wrong

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

June 13, 2014—I’ve been in the field of education, from elementary education to higher education, long enough to see fads come and go and dominant philosophies…

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