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Teaching For A Multifaith World; From Bubble To Bridge: Educating Christians For A Multifaith World, Debra S. Espinor Apr 2018

Teaching For A Multifaith World; From Bubble To Bridge: Educating Christians For A Multifaith World, Debra S. Espinor

Faculty Publications - School of Education

Similar but different is the metaphor to describe both multifaith books reviewed here—similar in that both are exploring the many facets of how to live in our multifaith world today, and different because the books are written for different audiences and ages. Teaching for a Multifaith World, edited by Eleazar S Fernandez, is written for an audience of seminarians. The language is pastoral and the book is a compilation from writers from many well-respected seminaries across the United States. The title of the book implies that this might be a textbook in a course within a religious studies program ...


The Unexpectedness Of Hope: Good News For A Generation, David Johnstone Jan 2018

The Unexpectedness Of Hope: Good News For A Generation, David Johnstone

Staff Publications - Student Life

The gospel of Jesus Christ is wrapped in the notion of God's "will be[ing] done on earth as it is in heaven" (Matt. 6:10 NIV). The good in the good news (or gospel) looks a little different for every age, culture, and context. Unlike the Eastern no-tion of karma, or what goes around comes around, the Christian gospel centers on God's grace being offered to those who accept Jesus's kindness and authority. God extends grace so that men and women do not receive what they deserve; therefore, what goes around does not come around. Many ...


The Lost Purpose Of Learning, Joseph Clair Sep 2017

The Lost Purpose Of Learning, Joseph Clair

Faculty Publications - College of Christian Studies

In the autumn of AD 386, a thirty-two-year-old academic superstar named Aurelius Augustinus made a radical move: He resigned his position as imperial professor of rhetoric in Milan and retired early. The position, as prestigious as an endowed chair of government at Harvard today, represented the pinnacle of intellectual achievement in its time. Yet Augustine was disillusioned, tired of teaching “résumé virtues” to “excellent sheep.” He complained that liberal education in the later Roman Empire had become purposeless and disoriented, preoccupied with the ephemeral aims of career, wealth, and fame. Intellectual and spiritual vitality had vanished from lecture rooms and ...


Engaging Lbgtq Issues: It’S Still Complicated, Gary F. Sehorn Dr. Apr 2017

Engaging Lbgtq Issues: It’S Still Complicated, Gary F. Sehorn Dr.

Faculty Publications - School of Education

Public school administrators deal with a range of culture war conflicts on a regular basis, and LBGTQ issues are particularly challenging. When I joined my Christian university’s faculty after a long career working as an Evangelical administrator in public schools, I looked forward to shifting from experiencing these conflicts as a public school administrator to equipping others to handle them. Instead, the challenges have become even more complicated.


Faithful Educators: Evangelism In Public Schools, Gary Sehorn Mar 2017

Faithful Educators: Evangelism In Public Schools, Gary Sehorn

Faculty Publications - School of Education

Evangelicals serving in public schools share a religious mandate with fellow Evangelicals to spread the gospel. That mandate must coexist with role-based professional obligations to students, staff, and the school community. In this paper, evangelizing in public schools by teachers and administrators is explored with emphasis given to evangelistic instincts rooted in religious socialization. Christian educators generally seek to offer a Christian witness within the boundaries of the law and there is evidence that most Evangelical educators avoid overt proselytizing, however counterexamples are plentiful. An analytical frame is proposed that describes common approaches to evangelism in public schools and points ...


Review Of Rah's "Prophetic Lament: A Call For Justice In Troubled Times", David M. Johnstone Jan 2017

Review Of Rah's "Prophetic Lament: A Call For Justice In Troubled Times", David M. Johnstone

Staff Publications - Student Life

No abstract provided.


Wertheimer's "Faith Ed.: Teaching About Religion In An Age Of Intolerance" (Book Review), Gary Sehorn Dr. Jan 2017

Wertheimer's "Faith Ed.: Teaching About Religion In An Age Of Intolerance" (Book Review), Gary Sehorn Dr.

Faculty Publications - School of Education

A review of:

Linda K. Wertheimer

Faith Ed.: Teaching About Religion in an Age of Intolerance

Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2015 pb 211pp ISBN 978-0-8070-8616-2


Review Of "A Faith For The Generations: How Collegiate Experience Impacts Faith" And "Emerging Adulthood And Faith", David M. Johnstone Jul 2016

Review Of "A Faith For The Generations: How Collegiate Experience Impacts Faith" And "Emerging Adulthood And Faith", David M. Johnstone

Staff Publications - Student Life

No abstract provided.


Appendix A – A Brief Introduction To The Religious Faiths And Spiritual Beliefs Included In The Primary Religious Education Program, Ken Badley, Dana Antayá-Moore, Amy Kostelyk Jan 2016

Appendix A – A Brief Introduction To The Religious Faiths And Spiritual Beliefs Included In The Primary Religious Education Program, Ken Badley, Dana Antayá-Moore, Amy Kostelyk

Faculty Publications - School of Education

Religions and spiritual beliefs answer the profound questions we ask ourselves: What is the meaning and purpose of my life? Who am I? What is right and wrong behaviour? Of course, in a resource like My Place in the World and in this Teacher’s Resource Guide, we can barely scratch the surface of the beliefs, traditions, and practices of the faiths and spiritual beliefs discussed. Nevertheless, in this part of the Teacher’s Resource Guide, we provide information about each of the faiths included in the student resource. We present the information in chronological order of the appearance of ...


What Does Faith Got To Do With It? Influences On Preservice Teachers’ Racial Identity Development, Yune Tran Jan 2016

What Does Faith Got To Do With It? Influences On Preservice Teachers’ Racial Identity Development, Yune Tran

Faculty Publications - School of Education

The U.S. student population has grown more racially and culturally diverse demanding teachers who possess certain skills, competencies, and cross-cultural proficiencies to serve students equitably. With a continual homogeneous White teaching force, studies on preservice teachers’ racial identity have prioritized in the field to promote anti-racist education within a social justice model. However, few studies have documented identities of preservice teachers who attend predominantly private evangelical Christian institutions. This mixed-method study investigated White preservice teachers’ racial identity development focusing on the interconnectedness of religion with beliefs of race, culture, and diversity.


Review Of Buchanan And Gellel's "Global Perspectives On Catholic Religious Education In Schools", Ken Badley Jan 2016

Review Of Buchanan And Gellel's "Global Perspectives On Catholic Religious Education In Schools", Ken Badley

Faculty Publications - School of Education

A review of Michael T Buchanan and Adrian-Mario Gellel (eds), New York: Springer, 2015, $129 hbk, ISBN: 978-3-319-20924-1, 312 pp.

"This expansive collection of 24 chapters remains true to its title throughout. Edited by a Catholic educator from Australia and one from Malta, it represents the current conversation in Roman Catholic education worldwide-a movement experiencing anomie because of pluralism, changing demographics, declining church attendance, and, obviously a new and quite different Pontiff."


Kenya Quaker Secondary School Peace Curriculum Pilot Project: Examining The Role Of The Principal In The Successes And Challenges Of The Implementation, Eloise Hockett Aug 2015

Kenya Quaker Secondary School Peace Curriculum Pilot Project: Examining The Role Of The Principal In The Successes And Challenges Of The Implementation, Eloise Hockett

Faculty Publications - School of Education

This qualitative study examined the implementation of a peace curriculum for Kenyan Quaker secondary schools. Fourteen schools were selected for this study 1 year after school leaders attended specific training sessions. On site visits were made to 12 of the 14 schools selected for this study, and interviews conducted with the remaining principals. Schools were ranked on their level of implementation at low, medium, or high. Results indicated that 12 of the 14 schools implemented the curriculum at a medium or high level. Additional findings note the leadership of the principal was key in the overall peace curriculum implementation and ...


Climb The Hill, Eloise Hockett, John Muhanji Feb 2013

Climb The Hill, Eloise Hockett, John Muhanji

Faculty Publications - School of Education

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Taking Every Thought Captive: Forty Years Of The Christian Scholar’S Review, Amy Lynn Dee Jan 2013

Book Review: Taking Every Thought Captive: Forty Years Of The Christian Scholar’S Review, Amy Lynn Dee

Faculty Publications - School of Education

Excerpt: "King’s introduction provides the answer to the most compelling and perhaps perplexing question that comes to mind when one picks up a book of articles published from 1970 through 2010. Why? After all, in the day of search engines and electronic data banks, it does not require much of a hunt to unearth older and out-of-print articles. Furthermore, in the academy we often overlook anything with a publication date beyond ten years ago simply because it becomes “historical” and newer scholars have offered alternate perspectives while building upon the contributions of our more distant colleagues, as they should ...


Introduction From "American Indian Educators In Reservation Schools", Terry Huffman Jan 2013

Introduction From "American Indian Educators In Reservation Schools", Terry Huffman

Faculty Publications - School of Education

No abstract provided.


Engaging The Culture, Changing The World: The Christian University In A Post-Christian World (Book Review), David M. Johnstone Jul 2012

Engaging The Culture, Changing The World: The Christian University In A Post-Christian World (Book Review), David M. Johnstone

Staff Publications - Student Life

No abstract provided.


A Guidebook Of Promising Practices: Facilitating College Students' Spiritual Development (Book Review), David M. Johnstone Apr 2012

A Guidebook Of Promising Practices: Facilitating College Students' Spiritual Development (Book Review), David M. Johnstone

Staff Publications - Student Life

No abstract provided.


Book Review Of Shortt, John's Bible-Shaped Teaching, Ken Badley Jan 2012

Book Review Of Shortt, John's Bible-Shaped Teaching, Ken Badley

Faculty Publications - School of Education

Excerpt: "What might it mean for Christian teachers to have their work shaped by the Bible? What might it mean for people who name Christ to have their whole lives shaped by the Bible, regardless of their profession? John Shortt wants to answer these questions in his accessible book, Bible Shaped Teaching .Shortt addresses his readers directly with the expository prose his readers will likely expect, but he seamlessly incorporates stories and even builds his answers around stories .This book is not about how to teach, but teachers who read it and take it seriously will likely view their teaching ...


Book Review Of Gearon, Liam: On Holy Ground - The Theory And Practice Of Religious Education, Ken Badley Jan 2012

Book Review Of Gearon, Liam: On Holy Ground - The Theory And Practice Of Religious Education, Ken Badley

Faculty Publications - School of Education

Excerpt: "With On Holy Ground, Routledge adds a thoughtful and welcome volume to its growing list of titles related to religious education and Christian education .Gearon begins by taking his readers on a sobering tour of the rejection of the sacred, which rejection he views as the root of the modern project .After making stops at Darwin, Kant, and Marx, Gearon notes that religious education in the modern period requires 'a close reading of the texts of modernity' (p. 4). While Gearon does not burden his readers with too many details of such a reading, he does provide evidence throughout ...


Book Review Of Ronald B. Hoch And David P. Smith’S Old School, New Clothes: The Cultural Blindness Of Christian Education, Ken Badley Jan 2012

Book Review Of Ronald B. Hoch And David P. Smith’S Old School, New Clothes: The Cultural Blindness Of Christian Education, Ken Badley

Faculty Publications - School of Education

Excerpt: "In Old Schoo; New Clothes, Hoch and Smith accuse Christian schools of being blind to the forces and forms of modernity, in fact not only blind, but founded on the very same principles as public schools. This cultural blindness extends to the institutions that train Christian school teachers, to administrators, teachers and parents. Hoch and Smith want to explore the roots of this widespread cultural blindness and its effects, and they want to point to ways forward."


Grace (Chapter One In Faithful Teaching: Values And Themes For Teaching, Learning, And Leading Purposeful And Principled Education), Amy Lynn Dee Jan 2012

Grace (Chapter One In Faithful Teaching: Values And Themes For Teaching, Learning, And Leading Purposeful And Principled Education), Amy Lynn Dee

Faculty Publications - School of Education

Excerpt: "There was a large coatroom in the back of the class, perfect for storing the boots and coats required in the winter days of my third year in school. It also served as a great place to hide if math was not of particular interest. Mrs. Callahan, realizing she was missing a difficult and resistant math student, kept teaching as she made her way to the door of the coatroom to take the hideaway, Arthur, by surprise. She pushed the door open, and as she entered to sweep aside the hanging coats in order to reveal the missing student ...


Book Review: Cross Purposes: Pierce V. Society Of Sisters And The Struggle Over Compulsory Public Education, Amy Lynn Dee Jan 2012

Book Review: Cross Purposes: Pierce V. Society Of Sisters And The Struggle Over Compulsory Public Education, Amy Lynn Dee

Faculty Publications - School of Education

Excerpt: "Contradicting the unappealing cover and stodgy title, Abrams has crafted an engaging and revealing narrative connecting politicians, Klansmen, Masons, the Vatican, educators, parents, and citizens into an account that borders on intrigue but also elucidates and interprets the birth and defeat of a movement that resulted in landmark legislation. The book moves far beyond an explanation of Pierce v. Society of Sisters and provides an inside look at the major players and the motivations behind the Oregon School Bill. Readers witness the unbridled bigotry and hubris of the individuals supporting the School Bill in the early 1900s in Oregon ...


Rausch's "Educating For Faith And Justice: Catholic Higher Education Today" - Book Review, Eloise Hockett Jan 2012

Rausch's "Educating For Faith And Justice: Catholic Higher Education Today" - Book Review, Eloise Hockett

Faculty Publications - School of Education

No abstract provided.


Life (Online) Together: Practicing Presence In Social Media Spaces, Anderson Campbell Jan 2012

Life (Online) Together: Practicing Presence In Social Media Spaces, Anderson Campbell

Faculty Publications - College of Christian Studies

No abstract provided.


Neither Jew Nor Gentile: Exploring Issues Of Racial Diversity On Protestant College Campuses (Book Review), David M. Johnstone Apr 2011

Neither Jew Nor Gentile: Exploring Issues Of Racial Diversity On Protestant College Campuses (Book Review), David M. Johnstone

Staff Publications - Student Life

No abstract provided.


Review Of Wright & Arthur's "Leadership In Christian Higher Education", David M. Johnstone Apr 2011

Review Of Wright & Arthur's "Leadership In Christian Higher Education", David M. Johnstone

Staff Publications - Student Life

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of The Peace Curriculum: One School's Story, Eloise Hockett, John Muhanji Apr 2011

The Impact Of The Peace Curriculum: One School's Story, Eloise Hockett, John Muhanji

Faculty Publications - School of Education

No abstract provided.


Book Review: The Role Of Religion In 21st-Century Public Schools, Amy Lynn Dee Jan 2011

Book Review: The Role Of Religion In 21st-Century Public Schools, Amy Lynn Dee

Faculty Publications - School of Education

Excerpt: "Jones and Sheffield have collected essays that speak to a broad range of interests surrounding the topic of religion in public schools. From Jones’s commentary on the emotional underpinnings and historical context of the role of God in classrooms of children, to an account of the limitations of the establishment clause, and past a couple of reports on prayer in schools, the work takes readers through a course of chapters that touch upon many of the themes most popular in arguments about religion in school. Twelve unique chapters written by a diverse group of scholars grant the collection ...


A Curriculum For Peace And Conflict Management: Teachers' Guide, Eloise Hockett Jan 2011

A Curriculum For Peace And Conflict Management: Teachers' Guide, Eloise Hockett

Faculty Publications - School of Education

This peace curriculum is currently being used by several Quaker secondary schools in Kenya. It promotes peace and effective conflict management. This guide was made in part through collaboration between Friends Secondary Schools, Kenya; Friends United Meeting, Africa; and George Fox University.

This resource has three parts: the syllabus and a resource guide, linked below under "additional files," and the teacher's guide at the "download" link to the left.


Conference Participation And Publishing (Chapter Eight Of Prepare, Succeed, Advance: A Guidebook For Getting A Ph.D. In Biblical Studies And Beyond), Nijay K. Gupta Jan 2011

Conference Participation And Publishing (Chapter Eight Of Prepare, Succeed, Advance: A Guidebook For Getting A Ph.D. In Biblical Studies And Beyond), Nijay K. Gupta

Faculty Publications - Portland Seminary

Two clear marks of a good scholar or doctoral student are published pieces of research (articles, essays, reviews, etc.) and active participation in academic conferences (presenter, chair, respondent, etc.). Especially for graduate students, the research experience can be very isolated and have a minimal impact without attention to such avenues of dialogue and interaction. Also, practically speaking, when the time comes for the job search, a demonstration of such activity often shows that the prospective professor is a real participant of and contributor to the field of biblical studies. We will begin by discussing how to get involved in conferences.