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Anthony, Brendon M.; Billock, Wendy L.; Bishop, Geoffrey M.; Anthony, Michael J.; Bishop, Carolyn A. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2020
Environmental degradation and climate change are frequently in the news, but the Christian perspective is often absent or varied. In this study, faculty at an institution of Christian higher education were surveyed to better understand their perspective and to assess if any particular factor (e.g., gender, school affiliation, or political party)…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, World Views, Christianity
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Ramirez, Octavio; Sawyers, Pauline; Wood, Deril; Benjamin, Finbar – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2020
Although the importance of integration of faith and learning (IFL) is well documented in the literature, little is known of how it is implemented at a Historically Black University. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore how IFL is deliberately implemented at a faith-based Historically Black University. Twenty-nine faculty members…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Black Colleges
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Sola Chagas Lima, Eduardo – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2020
This essay contemplates the role of "music as education" (as opposed to "music education") in the Western World since Ancient Greek philosophical inquiry and throughout early Christianity, the Middle Ages, and Modernism. It regards music as a potential tool for instruction and knowledge exchange. In particular, this essay…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Music Education, Christianity, Educational Philosophy
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de Muynck, Bram; Visser-Vogel, Elsbeth – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2020
Though personhood formation is often perceived as an important aim of Christian education, there is little clarity about how the concept can be understood from a Christian perspective. Furthermore, teachers lack the tools to nourish the development of students' personhood. In this article, we develop a framework that aims to fill these gaps. The…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Factors, Self Concept, Religious Education
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Vine, Luda – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2020
The dualisms between theory and practice, individual and society, intellectual and manual, as identified by John Dewey in the 19th century, find their direct correspondence in the writings of a contemporary Christian writer of his era, Ellen G. White, whose publications and life work led to the development of what is now one of the single largest…
Descriptors: Christianity, Educational Philosophy, Theory Practice Relationship, Protestants
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Hinman, Bradly K.; Lacefield, Christopher – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2020
Growing up in a conservative faith can affect the lives of gay men. The influence of early religious training can have an impact on the emotional, sexual, and even physical lives of those who belong to sexual minorities. The messages people hear from religiously employed individuals (i.e. teachers and pastors) can cause deep wounds that last a…
Descriptors: Christianity, Spiritual Development, Males, Homosexuality
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Ramirez, Octavio; Sherrod, Shalunda; Frye, Lorraine – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine the ability of SDA emerging adults (N = 558) to remain sexually abstinent prior to marriage in spite of pressures to engage in such act. The researchers explored whether gender and racial differences exist among this group. The results showed a significant difference between SDA emerging males and females…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Racial Differences, Life Style, Sexuality
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Brantley, Paul S. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2020
Beginning with his doctoral dissertation in 1977, Roger Dudley initiated a research agenda for the Seventh-day Adventist Church that explored the connection between church practices and youth spiritual outcomes. An analysis of this entire body of research on Adventist youth over the four decades ending in 2020 gives rise to the following…
Descriptors: Churches, Religious Cultural Groups, Christianity, Religious Education
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Rackley, Eric D. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2020
Informed by interpretive phenomenological analysis and sociocultural theory, this study examines the language experiences of seven Methodist youth. Analysis of 9 months of observations and 30 interviews yielded a set of experiences that represent the intimacy and complexity of youths' religious discourses. As an essential feature of this…
Descriptors: Christianity, Phenomenology, Sociocultural Patterns, Protestants
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Baltazar, Alina M.; McBride, Duane C.; Ames, Barbara; Griffore, Richard J. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2020
College students transition from the parental home environment to the college environment. This study examined the transitioning role of parent/child relationships and religiosity in Christian college student heavy episodic drinking (HED). Analysis was conducted using data from a health-risk behavior survey administered on campus, n = 434.…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Parent Child Relationship, Alcohol Abuse, College Students
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Christian, Beverly J. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2020
It is proposed that young children may develop a felt sense of God through an attachment to nature that parallels their attachment to significant people in their lives. Children learn through their senses and young children experience a sense of awe and wonder when immersed in nature. Research supports the argument that children who are exposed to…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Religious Factors, Child Development, Sensory Experience
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Daniels, Jessica R.; Thomas, Ben L.; Miller, Craig R.; Libengood, Desiree S.; Phagan, Bettina – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2020
The Act Six program includes full-need, full-tuition student scholarships, extensive training and preparation for students prior to matriculation, and mentorship throughout their time on campus. The purpose of this research was to explore institutional decisions and implications in initiating and sustaining an Act Six partnership. Through an…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Scholarships, Mentors, Case Studies
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Lubis, Dahlia; Aziz, Nasaiy; Sinaga, Ali Imran; Sikumbang, Ahmad Tamrin; Yamamah, Ansari; Ridwan, Muhammad; Suharyanto, Agung; Bahri, Saiful; Saragih, M. Yoserizal – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2020
This study is about Jerusalem in the Bible and Al Quran based on eschatological paradigm (theology/philosophy), which uses two approaches: sociology (geographical and anthropological history analysis) and interpretation (hermeneutical analysis and bil ma'tsur interpretation). Jerusalem is the name of the Holy City of the Abrahamic Religions. This…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Islam, Christianity, Religious Education
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Erdvig, Roger C. S. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2020
The purpose of this grounded theory study was to develop a model of biblical worldview development for Evangelical Christians during emerging adulthood. Data were collected via personal worldview development timelines, semi-structured interviews, and a focus group. The study provided insight into a maturing biblical worldview, including growth in…
Descriptors: Models, Biblical Literature, World Views, Christianity
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Jeong, Jaeuk – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2020
Today's education has three impediments to meaningful and sustainable educational reform; first, the lack of precise and accurate anthropology of learners; second, dilemma between constructivism-leading academy and behaviorism-dominating classrooms; third, the lack of philosophy of education in theory and practice. The Montessori system was built…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Educational Change, Theory Practice Relationship, Christianity
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