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Roth, Donald – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
Divining meaning in the world around us and integrating that into the stories we tell about who we are and what motivates us is essential to both our cognitive processing and overall well-being. At the same time, our conscious processes are dependent on inputs from our social and physical environment for the raw materials needed to develop…
Descriptors: Christianity, Cognitive Processes, Figurative Language, Self Concept
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Davis, Lanta – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
As our practices often shape our attitudes, pedagogical methods may help students begin to cultivate religious ways of reading. Formative assessments play a large role in how our students encounter and engage with texts, yet as much as scholars have begun considering approaches to cultivating Christian pedagogical methods, assessment methods have…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Religious Education, Christianity, Reading Processes
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Jones, Alexander Harris – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
Many American evangelical college students today enter into college with a new awareness of justice-related issues. However, situating student commitments to justice in a larger discourse on critical-consciousness development is necessary for educators to assist students in their justice development. This article reviews the literature on…
Descriptors: Social Change, Religious Education, Educational Philosophy, Student Attitudes
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Smith, David I. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2017
Some of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's major writings emerged from the experience of planning and leading an innovative seminary at Finkenwalde, where there was a strong focus on intentional communal practices. This article uses the process of designing an undergraduate course focused on Bonhoeffer's book "Life Together" as a lens through which…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Undergraduate Study, Intention
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Arrington, Aminta – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2017
Hospitality is the Christian imperative of welcoming the stranger to our table, which serves as a living metaphor for the salvation God extends to all of us, welcoming us as sinners to his table of abundance. As we transition from the era of missions to the era of world Christianity, a hospitality framework is helpful for the concomitant task of…
Descriptors: Christianity, Guidelines, Religious Factors, Program Descriptions
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Davis, Darin H.; Wadell, Paul J. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2016
This article explores how educating lives for Christian wisdom might serve as an antidote to the vice of "acedia," a prominent feature of the culture of contemporary higher education. After suggesting that the capital vice of "acedia" seems to capture well various facets of our present age and how the pursuit of wisdom serves…
Descriptors: Christianity, Higher Education, Values Clarification, Values
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Matthias, Laurie R. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2016
This article responds to Chris Higgins' (2010) claim that perpetuating the myth of altruism is a factor that leads to teacher burnout, thus making "flourishing teacher" an oxymoron. It does so by exploring various views of the Christian concepts of agape, kenosis, and desire, debunking some persistent definitions that linger in Christian…
Descriptors: Altruism, Christianity, Religious Education, Teacher Burnout
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Bowen, Deborah C – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2016
Universities have a perhaps unique opportunity to provide training in the art of deep reading through attention to the interrelation of rhetoric, ethics, and aesthetics. While rhetorically sensitive reading will help students to become more sophisticated readers of voice and worldview, and ethically charitable reading will help them to become more…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Reading Instruction, Critical Reading, Rhetoric
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Bouma-Prediger, Steven – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2016
In my book "For the Beauty of the Earth: A Christian Vision of Creation Care" (2001, rev edn 2010) I develop a set of ecological virtues from a Christian perspective. Although there are now monographs, e.g. "Character and Environment: A Virtue-Oriented Approach to Environmental Ethics" (2007), and anthologies, e.g.…
Descriptors: Ethics, Christianity, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods
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Whitt, Jason D. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2015
Christian pedagogical practices aim both at the transmission of disciplinary content in the classroom and at the formation of Christian virtues. Simone Weil challenges that of the two aims the greatest good of study is fostering the virtue of attention. However, would it be possible to construct a course such that not only is attention an…
Descriptors: Christianity, Disabilities, Teacher Behavior, Higher Education
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Reid, Denise P. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2015
Thirteen participants from two private universities located in the western region of the United States shared their lived experiences of being a college student who does not request accommodations. In one's educational pursuit, bullying is often experienced. While the rates of bullying have increased, students with disabilities are more likely to…
Descriptors: Bullying, Asperger Syndrome, Church Related Colleges, College Students