For the Bookshelf: Communicating Jesus’ Way

For the Bookshelf: Communicating Jesus’ Way

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

October 20, 2014—Communicating Jesus’ Way by Charles H. Kraft is a revision of the 1979 edition by the same title and is Kraft’s third book on communication. The…

When is a Sunday School Class Too Large?

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

October 13, 2014—Every once in a while I get a chance to visit congregations with large Sunday School or Sunday morning Bible classes. Some of these classes have between…

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…

Eight Ways to Maintain Your Learner’s Attention

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

September 29, 2014—Much of what we do by way of teaching takes the form of classroom instruction. It’s a pedagogy that is highly dependent on teacher performance. So much…

How Church Size Influences Christian Education

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

September 15, 2014—There are many factors that influence Christian education programming in church congregations. Two of those factors are staff leadership and congregational size. While we may desire otherwise the…

For the Bookshelf: The Order of Ministry

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

September 8, 2014—Topics and themes have a cyclical life to them, coming into popular dialogue and debate and then receding into the background, as others become the “hot” issue…

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…

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For the Bookshelf: The First Christian: Universal Truth in the Teachings of Jesus

August 25, 2015—Given a choice between understanding Jesus as a first century Jew, or Jesus as a Christian, Paul F. M. Zahl, dean of the Cathedral of the Advent (Episcopal), would probably choose Jesus as the original, “first” Christian. He…

The Child in Christian Thought

August 18, 2014—The Child in Christian Thought, ed. by Marcia J. Bunge (Religion, Marriage, and Family series. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2001. 513 pp. $24.00. ISBN 0-8028-4693-9) is a collection of essays on the concept and…

For the Bookshelf: The American Church Experience

August 11, 2014—After I graduated from seminary I followed up on my promise to myself to read all those books I never got around to reading because of the interruptions of course schedules and meeting class requirements (it’s a promise…

The Basic Functions of a Congregational Educator

August 4, 2014—I had an interesting discussion with a lay person who has just accepted the call to lead her congregation’s Christian education ministries. She was feeling a bit overwhelmed (close to panic, actually) as she started to get a…

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…

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

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 rise and fall. Along the way several unfortunate notions about teaching and…

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