Monthly Archives: September 2007

A. E. Bell, Telephones, and Praises

The following is from the book Myths: Fact and Fiction about Teaching and Learning by Israel Galindo. How well do you know fact from fiction? Myth: Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. Please like & share:

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Perry’s Cognitive Development Theory on Moral Development

This topic is definitely of interest to those of us in the realm of church work. You might be familiar with James Fowler’s Stages of Faith which serves us well when looking into the spiritual development of individuals. William G. … Continue reading

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Should you kill that small Sunday School class?

An educational staff person recently asked me about a problem often encountered in the Sunday School program. She had a class of (older) adults whose Sunday School class averaged around 3 persons (but not always the same three persons!). These … Continue reading

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Questions for Evaluating Curriculum Literature

We’re just at the start of the new fall Christian Education year in our churches (and, as Vanessa pointed out, the fall “new year” has more to do with adapting to the secular calendar than to the ecclesial calendar). But … Continue reading

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Second Generation

Evangelical activist for social justice Ron Sider wrote his book The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience: Why Are Christians Living Just Like the Rest of the World? a couple of years ago. In the July/August issue of Books & Culture: … Continue reading

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Lions, Hyenas, and Teaching

The following is adapted from the book Myths: Fact and Fiction about Teaching and Learning by Israel Galindo. How well do you know fact from fiction? MYTH: The lion is the king of the jungle because of its dominance as … Continue reading

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Teaching Suffering

Scott Bader-Saye’s forthcoming book, “Following Jesus In A Culture Of Fear” deals with the issue of the protection of God. In an excerpt published in the July 10, 2007 issue of Christianity Today, Bader-Saye tells the story of a young … Continue reading

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Tony Buzan on learning HOW to learn

I recently spent a couple of days leading seminars and workshops. At the start of each workshop I would tell the participants, “I want to begin by telling you what I tell my students at the start of my courses … Continue reading

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Whom Do Men Say That I Am?

What would ministry be without a good joke from time to time? I forgot where I found this one, but I thought it was pretty good. I hope it will give you a chuckle for the day. Please like & … Continue reading

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Nevitt Sanford’s Theory

So when was the last time you looked in your education toolbox and pulled out developmental theory? Strange question? Maybe but it is the focus of this post. Throughout the fall I will address different developmental theorists and how their … Continue reading

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