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Faith and Learning

The faculty mission of ACU articulates our desire to equip students to live “integrated, Christ-centered lives of service and leadership.” The mission outlines goals of seeing that students combine Christian faith, professional commitment, and knowledge into a worldview recognizing the connection of God’s universe. The goals are based on Christian values including God,…

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CHARIS: “Where do our churches go from here?” by Bernard Gatson, Eric Gentry, and Doug Foster

Adams Center for Teaching and LearningWe believe that learning is a lifelong process and that those of us who teach make a commitment to continue our learning throughout our lives. The Adams Center exists to promote the lifelong learning of Abilene Christian University’s faculty as they strive to integrate their faith and their…

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CHARIS: “The Story of a Critical Biography of Alexander Campbell”by Doug Foster

Adams Center for Teaching and LearningWe believe that learning is a lifelong process and that those of us who teach make a commitment to continue our learning throughout our lives. The Adams Center exists to promote the lifelong learning of Abilene Christian University’s faculty as they strive to integrate their faith and their…

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Instrumental Music in ACU Chapel: Evolution of a Policy (9/26/16)

Adams Center for Teaching and LearningWe believe that learning is a lifelong process and that those of us who teach make a commitment to continue our learning throughout our lives. The Adams Center exists to promote the lifelong learning of Abilene Christian University’s faculty as they strive to integrate their faith and their…

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The Idea of the University with Fred Aquino

Dr. Fred Aquino leads the discussion on the Idea of the University. Purposeful teaching and research at ACU is dependent upon sustained and serious reflection upon the idea of the Christian University within our context. Along these lines, the group explores the theological and philosophical rationale for the idea of Abilene Christian University.…

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The Creation of Race in the US and its Implications for Christians: Part 1

Contrary to most people’s assumptions, race does not exist as a clearly definable biological reality. Yet “race” as a concept functions in powerful ways to shape our attitudes and actions. Dr. Doug Foster sketches the history of the creation of the concept of race in American history, asking participants to explore implications of…

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The Confusion between Winning and Success (by Joe L. Cope)

I teach negotiation. Here are the most common student expectations I hear:             I want to learn . . . to negotiate great deals for me and for my organization. to manipulate others into doing what is best for me. to avoid exploitation and come out on top of all my negotiations. to…

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Campbell Lecture Series with Carisse Berryhill

Long before James K. Smith, Campbell understood the importance of beauty, narrative, and imagination in moral formation. Exciting manuscript evidence reveals the roots of his aesthetics, his pedagogy, and the practices he employed as a Christian educator. Campbell Lecture Series by Carisse Berryhill from AdamsCenter 4 Teaching&Learning on Vimeo.   Adams Center for…

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Worship in Churches of Christ

Since the first century, corporate worship has been a–perhaps THE–central act for Christians. At the beginning of the Stone-Campbell Movement two competing streams influenced how we understood and conducted worship services. While the churches reached a general consensus by the mid-1800s, two major shifts–one in the early 20th century and one going on…

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