Tag Archives: Teaching

Refining Our Approach

Living in a community with a variety of interests and backgrounds can render the task of influencing this mosaic of an audience as a challenge. For example, even during my relatively short time as a professor, we have had more than one update on generational characteristics. Communicators are familiar with methods for reaching…

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Teaching Women Effectively

Women’s studies have had a reputation of being fluffy. I am not sure exactly where this reputation began, although it may have to do with a preference for meeting “felt needs” rather than “real needs.” A felt needs approach would likely give preference to instruction on something practical that helps women meet every…

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Reasons Why Church Leaders Should Go On Short-Term Mission Trips – Part 2

In my previous article I shared three reasons why it is beneficial for church leaders to go on short-term mission trips with their congregation. In this article I intend to show how participation in these trips exposes church leaders to God’s work in the world we share. These observations come from my own…

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John Mark Hicks, “Pedagogy in the Stone-Campbell Movement: Implications of Religious Heritage for University Teaching Practices”

On March 4, 2014, Dr. John Mark Hicks (Lipscomb University) presented a lecture at the Adams Center for Teaching and Learning at Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.  His presentation focused on three “movements” that are important in the Stone-Campbell movement and its approaches to pedagogy, with a focus on Alexander Campbell and his…

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