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Pursuing Racial Justice In The Us: What Religious Educators Need To Learn From The Blacklivesmatter Movement, Mary E. Hess Jan 2018

Pursuing Racial Justice In The Us: What Religious Educators Need To Learn From The Blacklivesmatter Movement, Mary E. Hess

Faculty Publications

This is a prepress version of a chapter that will appear in a book, focused on religious education and human rights.


Confirmation Basics, Terri L. Elton, Lisa Kimball, Gordon Mikoski Jan 2018

Confirmation Basics, Terri L. Elton, Lisa Kimball, Gordon Mikoski

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This article moves the findings of The Confirmation Project research from theory into practice. Three members of the research team highlight three themes (purpose, design, and leadership) and walk congregational leaders through a process of discovering how these ideas can help them find a way forward that is meaningful to their congregation.


White Religious Educators Resisting White Fragility: Lessons From Mystics, Mary E. Hess Dec 2016

White Religious Educators Resisting White Fragility: Lessons From Mystics, Mary E. Hess

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Decades of work in dismantling racism have not yielded the kind of results for which religious educators have hoped. One primary reason has been what scholars term “white fragility,” a symptom of the structural racism which confers systemic privilege upon White people. Lessons learned from Christian mystics point to powerful ways to confront and resist the siren call of such formation and instead to make resisting racism an integral part of Christian identity for White people.


Learning With Digital Technologies: Privileging Persons Over Machines, Mary E. Hess Jan 2015

Learning With Digital Technologies: Privileging Persons Over Machines, Mary E. Hess

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Learning with digital technologies, at least when framed by moral commitments, requires lifting up specific epistemological frames, beginning with a conviction that learning involves human persons in interdependent communities who are involved in a shared search for truth. Such a conviction necessitates moving from teaching-centered to learning-centered pedagogies, and from explicit content to shaping tacit forms of knowing. Digital technologies can prove highly beneficial when used within those constraints.


The Pastoral Practice Of Christian Hospitality As Presence In Muslim-Christian Engagement: Contextualizing The Classroom, Mary E. Hess Jan 2013

The Pastoral Practice Of Christian Hospitality As Presence In Muslim-Christian Engagement: Contextualizing The Classroom, Mary E. Hess

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This project involved inviting graduate-level classes to contextualize their study in relationship with a specific Lutheran congregation in an urban and multifaith neighborhood. In doing so, the Christian practice of hospitality—especially understood in terms of presence—was particularly pertinent. Learning took place in context, far more efficiently and effectively, through engagement with rather than teaching about each other. Ultimately the project members experienced learning in the presence of other faiths as deepening one's own faith, while inviting genuine respect for other faiths.


Loving The Questions: Finding Food For The Future Of Theological Education In The Lexington Seminar, Mary E. Hess Jan 2013

Loving The Questions: Finding Food For The Future Of Theological Education In The Lexington Seminar, Mary E. Hess

Faculty Publications

Although it ran for more than ten years and involved more than 200 faculty from forty-four ATS member schools, the findings of the Lexington Seminar have not been engaged as robustly as they could be in facing current challenges. This essay collates the experiences of the Lexington Seminar with recent educational literature to suggest a range of options in faculty development for meeting the adaptive challenges facing schools, particularly in terms of shifting dynamics of authority, authenticity, and agency.


The Ecology Of Vocation, Terri L. Elton Sep 2012

The Ecology Of Vocation, Terri L. Elton

Faculty Publications

Those who care about the future of the church have a vested interest in both the quantity and the quality of candidates preparing for ministry in this generation and into the next. And it is easy to see those pastors as the product of a series of independent and individualized decisions. A college student, for example, meets with her pastor to discuss her future. Or an engineer sits at the kitchen table with his wife asking if they have the money for him to quit his job and head off to seminary. The future of ministry does indeed depend on ...


"How Do We Meet Students Where They Are, While Challenging Them Further?" : Teaching Developmentally., Mary E. Hess Jan 2008

"How Do We Meet Students Where They Are, While Challenging Them Further?" : Teaching Developmentally., Mary E. Hess

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Listening And Learning To Teach In Theological Contexts: An Appreciative Inquiry Model, Mary E. Hess Jan 2008

Listening And Learning To Teach In Theological Contexts: An Appreciative Inquiry Model, Mary E. Hess

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No abstract provided.


Go And Make Learners!: Supporting Transformation In Education And Evangelism, Mary E. Hess Jan 2007

Go And Make Learners!: Supporting Transformation In Education And Evangelism, Mary E. Hess

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No abstract provided.


Jesus In Jerusalem: Visualizing The Synoptic Accounts Of Jesus' Final Week, Matthew L. Skinner Jan 2005

Jesus In Jerusalem: Visualizing The Synoptic Accounts Of Jesus' Final Week, Matthew L. Skinner

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No abstract provided.


The Bible And Theological Education: A Report And Reflections On A Journey, Patrick R. Keifert Jan 2005

The Bible And Theological Education: A Report And Reflections On A Journey, Patrick R. Keifert

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


What Difference Does It Make?: Digital Technology In The Theological Classroom, Mary E. Hess Jan 2005

What Difference Does It Make?: Digital Technology In The Theological Classroom, Mary E. Hess

Faculty Publications

Digital technologies can make a difference in helping theological educators to align their Christian convictions and pedagogical strategies more effectively by (1) providing a richer, more multiply intelligent environment within which to learn; (2) providing more opportunities for collaboration; (3) giving teachers a better angle of vision on the challenges their students are facing and the specific assumptions with which they enter courses; (4) providing better access to primary source materials; (5) overcoming constraints of geography and time; and (6) attending to the meaning-making contexts of our students and our communities of faith.


A Rhetorical Approach To Theological Education: Assessing An Attempt To Re-Vision A Curriculum, Patrick R. Keifert, Donald Juel Jan 2004

A Rhetorical Approach To Theological Education: Assessing An Attempt To Re-Vision A Curriculum, Patrick R. Keifert, Donald Juel

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Growing Faithful Children In Media Cultures, Mary E. Hess Jan 2004

Growing Faithful Children In Media Cultures, Mary E. Hess

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Theology As Worship: The Place Of Theology In A Postmodern University, Alan G. Padgett Jan 2002

Theology As Worship: The Place Of Theology In A Postmodern University, Alan G. Padgett

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No abstract provided.