Shifting Toward A Formation Approach in Christian Education

Shifting Toward A Formation Approach in Christian Education

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

March 9, 2015—In 1966 Jerome Bruner, Harvard psychologist and educator, wrote:

There is a dilemma in describing a course of study. One must begin by setting…

Education by Israel Galindo

New! CLL Certificate Program Trains Spiritual Directors

The Spirituality Program in the Center for Lifelong Learning is pleased to announce the New Certificate in Spiritual Direction program. The first residential session will be in the fall of 2015. Applications for the first cohort will be accepted…

What’s Your Story?

February 2, 2015—I was a hospice chaplain for about six years. It was a great job, despite the obvious need to redefine professional competence and success that comes with the territory. Nothing I was able to do would help the…

A Spirituality Reading List for 2015

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

January 12, 2015—A friend sent her annual list of the books she read during the year. I always find her list more interesting than mine, and…

For the Bookshelf: Learning the Way

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

December 15, 2014—Once, over lunch during a conference, I asked a church historian and cultural critic if he would ever identify a point at which a congregation…

For the bookshelf seeds for the future by Adam Tyler

Opening the Heart to Something New

By Michael Lee Cook, Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Care.

November 20, 2014—I recently received the news of the tragic death of a dear friend of mine. At age 52, he died suddenly of a massive heart attack. By all measures, he…

For the Bookshelf: Beyond the Ordinary

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

November 17, 2014—Ben Campbell Johnson and Andrew Dreitcer provide a welcome resource to congregations in practical spirituality in Beyond the Ordinary: Spirituality for Church Leaders.  The…

For the Bookshelf: Authentic Spirituality

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

November 3, 2014—Against the prevailing but uninformed notion claiming “I am spiritual, but not religious,” Barry L. Callen (professor of Christian studies at Anderson University, editor of the…

Helping Church Members Grow Spiritually

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

October 27, 2014—A student in one of my online classes asked a great question:

How do I encourage members to reflect and think theologically?… I’m having a hard time…

Using Prayer in Your Teaching

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

September 1, 2014—I remember congratulating a young man on his first sermon. The topic was prayer and he did very well for his first effort. Responding to my compliment…

Education by Israel Galindo

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…

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