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On Pottery, Mark Terry Jan 2018

On Pottery, Mark Terry

Faculty Publications-- Department of Art and Design

One of my life’s most poignant moments came during my first lesson at the potter’s wheel. I’ll never forget how my teacher laid his hands over mine and helped direct the pressure needed to guide the clay into center. That moment when the clay ‘found’ center was absolutely electric. It tickled my innermost being in much the same way as feeling the faint kick of our first child in my expectant wife’s womb. Life yet-to-be-born was announcing itself!


The Promised Land: A Postcolonial Homiletic Of Promise In The Asian American Context, Sunggu Yang Jan 2018

The Promised Land: A Postcolonial Homiletic Of Promise In The Asian American Context, Sunggu Yang

Faculty Publications - College of Christian Studies

Asian American Christians carry within them a triple consciousness by being Asian, American, and Christian. Being Christian specifically means being a pilgrim bound for the Promised Land. The Asian American pilgrim preacher’s message issues from this triple consciousness and from a spirit of postcolonial liberation. Such a preacher’s message is therefore a declaration or assurance of God’s liberative promise of the Promised Land for Asian Americans, the Land already being realized here and now in the foreign land. By being this-earthly and other-worldly, the pilgrim preacher’s message is synthetic-ethical in nature. This article shows that the ...


Letter From The Editor, Scot Headley Jan 2018

Letter From The Editor, Scot Headley

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

I am very pleased and quite excited to introduce this issue of the ICCTE Journal to you this spring. The ICCTE-J is completing its twelfth year of publication and this issue marks the beginning of a new era for us. During the fall of 2017, the editorial team investigated the migration of our journal site from a self-managed WordPress site to a new site, hosted on the Digital Commons, powered by bepress (https://www.bepress.com/products/digital-commons/). With the endorsement of the ICCTE Board, we have migrated the journal to this new Digital Commons site. This platform offers several ...


Inquiry, Identity, And Integrity In A Biblical Studies Methods Course, Philip Teeuwsen, Abigail Deelstra, Jonathan Van Santen, David Grills Jan 2018

Inquiry, Identity, And Integrity In A Biblical Studies Methods Course, Philip Teeuwsen, Abigail Deelstra, Jonathan Van Santen, David Grills

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

In this study, a university professor, a high school teacher, and two teacher-candidates engage in an inquiry into the identity and integrity of the religious studies teacher. Using Charteris’s (2014) ‘epistemological shudders’ as a framework, the authors explore the experience of learning to teach Bible in Christian schools by paying attention to the ways in which their experience with the unfamiliar intersected with their taken-for-granted beliefs and perspectives. The authors believe such reflections on experience are essential in particular to teachers of the Bible in Christian schools, but also, more generally, for ongoing lifelong teacher growth. This paper offers ...


Professional Preparation In A Caring Christian Institution: Experiences Of Holistic Change In The Lives Of Students Who Do Not Profess Christian Faith, Ruth Smith Jan 2018

Professional Preparation In A Caring Christian Institution: Experiences Of Holistic Change In The Lives Of Students Who Do Not Profess Christian Faith, Ruth Smith

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

Many Christian tertiary educators deeply long to see holistic transformation in students' lives. This qualitative study grew out of the desire to discover whether students who are not Christ-followers, but who apply to study within an overtly Christian context, experience such change. This second of two articles investigates what specific changes respondents observed in relationship to God, Christian faith, others, and self, linking to the institutional vision of being transformational and relational, as well as when in relation to their program, and through what means any changes occurred. It also discusses recommendations from the participants on how to enable non-Christ-followers ...


Toward A More Loving Assessment Practice, Ellen Ballock Jan 2018

Toward A More Loving Assessment Practice, Ellen Ballock

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

One distinguishing mark of the Christ-follower is meant to be love - for God and for neighbor. What does this mean in the context of our everyday work as teachers or teacher educators? This paper specifically explores the relevance of loving heart attitudes for assessing student work. This paper first provides a conceptual foundation to justify taking up a lens of love while looking at student work and then reports on findings from a self-study of my own assessment practice. This paper highlights the importance of moment by moment disciplined choice to look away from self and self-interest towards the good ...


What Is A Christian Teacher To Do With Louise Rosenblatt’S Transactional Theory Of Reading?, Andrew P. Huddleston, Dawan Coombs, Katlin Sehres, Ashley Miller Jan 2018

What Is A Christian Teacher To Do With Louise Rosenblatt’S Transactional Theory Of Reading?, Andrew P. Huddleston, Dawan Coombs, Katlin Sehres, Ashley Miller

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

In this theoretical analysis, the authors explore the question, What is a Christian teacher educator to do with Louise Rosenblatt’s transactional theory of reading? They begin by outlining the primary components of Rosenblatt’s transactional theory, focusing on reading as a transaction and the efferent and aesthetic stances. Next, they discuss who they are as teacher educators and former students, how their faith backgrounds intersect with Rosenblatt’s work, and the approach they took to address areas of tension that they and other Christian educators have experienced with Rosenblatt’s theory. Finally, they conclude by discussing implications of Rosenblatt ...


The Power, Structure, And Practice Of Gratitude In Education: A Demonstration Of Epistemology And Empirical Research Working Together, Jane Wilson, Rob Foster Jan 2018

The Power, Structure, And Practice Of Gratitude In Education: A Demonstration Of Epistemology And Empirical Research Working Together, Jane Wilson, Rob Foster

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

A growing body of philosophical, psychological, and educational research shows that gratitude has positive effects on mood, relationships, and learning. This paper explores the power of gratitude, investigates how the ontological (inward), teleological (forward), and metaphysical (upward) structure of gratitude can enhance learning, and then highlights a research study revealing teachers’ perspectives on the impact of practicing gratitude in the classroom environment. Four themes emerged from the empirical study that support the gratitude structure: two themes relate to the impact on teachers (enhanced well-being and calm amidst stress), and two themes relate to the impact on students (enhanced classroom environment ...


On Lament, Steve Classen Jan 2018

On Lament, Steve Classen

Faculty Publications - Department of Communication, Journalism, and Cinematic Arts

Not long ago, I had the privilege of participating in an invigorating roundtable conversation with regionally-based artists, scholars, and administrators in downtown Portland. We met to discuss the funding of the arts as well as strategies and concerns connected to issues of “Faith and Art” in the region. We convened in a beautiful space—the remodeled Pacific Northwest College of the Arts. It was a heady time, marked by generous curiosity. We talked art, faith, futures, frustrations and dreams. We initiated new friendships and discussed new projects. I was inspired and encouraged.


The Simple Math Of Writing Well: Writing For The 21st Century, Jennie A. Harrop Jan 2018

The Simple Math Of Writing Well: Writing For The 21st Century, Jennie A. Harrop

Open Textbooks

Writing guides abound, but The Simple Math of Writing Well is one of a kind. Readers will find its practical approach affirming, encouraging, and informative, and its focus on the basics of linguistic structure releases 21st-century writers to embrace the variety of mediums that define our internet-connected world. As Harrop reminds us in the opening chapters of her book, we write more today than ever before in history: texts, emails, letters, blogs, reports, social media posts, proposals, etc. The Simple Math of Writing Well is the first guide that directly addresses the importance of writing well in the Google age.


A Three-Fold (Homiletic) Lesson From Dr. King’S Pastoral And Prophetic Preaching On Violence, Sunggu Yang Jan 2018

A Three-Fold (Homiletic) Lesson From Dr. King’S Pastoral And Prophetic Preaching On Violence, Sunggu Yang

Faculty Publications - College of Christian Studies

In 1992 when Walter Wink stated in his Engaging the Powers, “Violence is the ethos of our times. It is the spirituality of the modern world,” he was more than right.1 Nowadays, we experience violence everywhere we breathe, walk, and look, even though not every violent case is visible or directly felt. In his statement, Wink was referring specifically to two aspects of violence that make us particularly uncomfortable or sad living in the twenty-first-century North American context. He made the statement in 1992, twenty-four years after Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968. A great deal had changed ...


Williams' "Deeper Magic: The Theology Behind The Writings Of C.S. Lewis" (Book Review), Kristin Vargas Dec 2017

Williams' "Deeper Magic: The Theology Behind The Writings Of C.S. Lewis" (Book Review), Kristin Vargas

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Gallaty's "The Forgotten Jesus: How Western Christians Should Follow An Eastern Rabbi" (Book Review), Lindsay Hallam Dec 2017

Gallaty's "The Forgotten Jesus: How Western Christians Should Follow An Eastern Rabbi" (Book Review), Lindsay Hallam

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Kenya's "God's Presence: The Missing Something" (Book Review), Cynthia Hammell Dec 2017

Kenya's "God's Presence: The Missing Something" (Book Review), Cynthia Hammell

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Taylor And Weirs' "Women In The Story Of Jesus: The Gospels Through The Eyes Of Nineteenth-Century Female Biblical Interpreters" (Book Review), Kathleen Kempa Dec 2017

Taylor And Weirs' "Women In The Story Of Jesus: The Gospels Through The Eyes Of Nineteenth-Century Female Biblical Interpreters" (Book Review), Kathleen Kempa

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Stott's "Basic Introduction To The New Testament" (Book Review), Michael Bain Dec 2017

Stott's "Basic Introduction To The New Testament" (Book Review), Michael Bain

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Mchargue's "Finding God In The Waves: How I Lost My Faith And Found It Again Through Science" (Critical Book Review), Kyle Diroberts Dec 2017

Mchargue's "Finding God In The Waves: How I Lost My Faith And Found It Again Through Science" (Critical Book Review), Kyle Diroberts

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Finney's "The Eerdmans Encyclopedia Of Early Christian Art And Archaeology" (Book Review), Jill Botticelli Dec 2017

Finney's "The Eerdmans Encyclopedia Of Early Christian Art And Archaeology" (Book Review), Jill Botticelli

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Gonzalez's "A Brief History Of Sunday: From The New Testament To The New Creation" (Book Review), Kyle Diroberts Dec 2017

Gonzalez's "A Brief History Of Sunday: From The New Testament To The New Creation" (Book Review), Kyle Diroberts

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Librarians As Disciples And Disciple-Makers, Nancy Warwick Dec 2017

Librarians As Disciples And Disciple-Makers, Nancy Warwick

The Christian Librarian

Librarians as Disciples and Disciple-Makers was a workshop at the 2016 Conference for the Association of Christian Librarians. This session focused on exploring the concept of being led by God, sharing round-table ideas on big-picture vision questions, and writing a personal sixty-month action plan for balanced discipleship living. This article is a summation of the workshop.


Everything Counts Toward Book Collection Development, Terry Kennedy Dec 2017

Everything Counts Toward Book Collection Development, Terry Kennedy

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Opstal's "The Next Worship: Glorifying God In A Diverse World" (Critical Book Review), Lindsay Van Sicklen Dec 2017

Opstal's "The Next Worship: Glorifying God In A Diverse World" (Critical Book Review), Lindsay Van Sicklen

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Sawyer's "Resurrecting The Trinity" (Book Review), Howard Merrell Dec 2017

Sawyer's "Resurrecting The Trinity" (Book Review), Howard Merrell

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Shaw's "Christianity: The Biography, 2000 Years Of Global History" (Book Review), Joseph Baumstarck Dec 2017

Shaw's "Christianity: The Biography, 2000 Years Of Global History" (Book Review), Joseph Baumstarck

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Trueman's "Grace Alone: Salvation As A Gift Of God" (Book Review), Robert Lancaster Dec 2017

Trueman's "Grace Alone: Salvation As A Gift Of God" (Book Review), Robert Lancaster

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Soloing With Friends, Jeannie Ferriss Dec 2017

Soloing With Friends, Jeannie Ferriss

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Pratt's "Don't Panic: How To Keep Going When The Going Gets Tough" (Book Review), Deborah Hunt Dec 2017

Pratt's "Don't Panic: How To Keep Going When The Going Gets Tough" (Book Review), Deborah Hunt

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Berding's "The Apostolic Fathers: A Narrative Introduction" (Book Review), Paul Hartog Dec 2017

Berding's "The Apostolic Fathers: A Narrative Introduction" (Book Review), Paul Hartog

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Letter From The Editor, Amy James Dec 2017

Letter From The Editor, Amy James

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Academic Libraries And Remedial Students: A Four-Pronged Approach, Lindsay Hallam Dec 2017

Academic Libraries And Remedial Students: A Four-Pronged Approach, Lindsay Hallam

The Christian Librarian

This article provides one possible solution to the question: How can academic libraries contribute to remedial student success? A four-pronged approach is suggested: appropriate collection development, involvement in support services, collaboration with faculty, and embedding librarian/information literacy in courses.