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Gutacker, Paul; Parker, Elizabeth Travers; Strecker, Cody; Krause, Nicholas – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
Theologian Paul J. Griffiths has argued that thinking about Christian learning "must begin from thinking about the liturgy." This comparison between learning and liturgy invites reflection upon the nature and ends of Christian higher education, particularly how pedagogy might be informed by liturgy. This interdisciplinary symposium…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Moral Values, Christianity
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Yonker, Julie E.; Pendery, Adriene R.; Klein, Christopher; Witte, John – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
As Christians, we are created to be in three important relationships: (i) with God, (ii) with people, and (iii) with creation. In this study, we investigated how pedagogy related to Christian practices of relationality impacted university students' prosocial tendencies. We exercised Christian practices of gratitude and intercessory prayer,…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Religious Factors, Prosocial Behavior
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McEwen, Rhonda M. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
Learning design in a global classroom offers an approach to adult and higher education that is grounded in a comprehensive understanding of how God has created people to learn--one that is informed by the social and cultural context in which the learning takes place. This article introduces an approach to learning design which integrates…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Social Environment, Cultural Context, Educational Theories
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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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Espinoza, Benjamin D. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2018
Weidman, Twale and Stein's (2001) model of graduate student socialization has served as a theoretical starting point for understanding the experiences of doctoral students. Although a number of scholars have critiqued the model for failing to account for the unique experiences of different student groups, none has specifically approached the model…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Student Attitudes, Graduate Students, Educational Experience
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Erwich, René – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2018
This article presents the results of research in the area of spiritual development of students of theology as part of their more general personal and professional life. Based on the qualitative analysis of written spiritual autobiographies, patterns and characteristics were discovered and are presented here. After presenting the outcome of the…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Theological Education, Autobiographies, Self Concept
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Grace, Emily; Griffis, Rachel B. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2018
This article is a small empirical study based on two assignments, both involving reading and writing, in two physics courses at a Christian college. Students read theological, philosophical, and scientific arguments and produced research papers. By performing interdisciplinary intellectual work, students considered the compatibility of science and…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Christianity, College Science, Science Instruction
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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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Davidson, Kenzie; Davidson, Spencer M.; Campbell, Elizabeth L. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2017
For Christian college students, the journey toward vocation can be hindered by faith-based anxiety. The relationship between students and mentors in Christian higher education offers a unique, optimum space to explore these beliefs. Christians in academia have invaluable personal experience in integrating their faith and career, and have much to…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Career Development, Spiritual Development, Beliefs
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Mohebpour, Ida; Reysen, Stephen; Gibson, Shonda; Hendricks, LaVelle – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2017
We tested a mediated moderation model with the interaction of students' degree of religiosity and perception of the university environment as accepting of one's religion predicting satisfaction with the university mediated by positive social relations. When the university was perceived as accepting of one's religion (vs less accepting), greater…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Religion, Correlation, Interpersonal Relationship
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Aijian, J. L. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2017
Although the deadly vice of acedia is prevalent in contemporary student culture, it is often misunderstood as mere carelessness. This article reconstructs the ancient meaning of acedia, highlighting its outward markers and arguing for a complex account of its internal motivations grounded in the work of John Cassian. These insights are then…
Descriptors: Christianity, Undergraduate Students, Psychological Patterns, Anxiety
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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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