Tag Archives: University

The Mission of Campus Ministries and Christian Universities

For more than twenty years, campus ministry groups affiliated with Churches of Christ have been making the annual trek in January to the Gulf Coast Getaway in the Florida panhandle.  I am preparing to go as I write this article.  It will be my fourth trip to Gulf Coast Getaway, but the change…

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Six Reasons Good Teaching Matters by Houston Heflin

I recently met with a fabulous group of adult volunteer Bible class teachers who were thinking about their roles on Sunday mornings. Our conversation focused on one important question: What benefit do learners receive from having a Christian teacher? This question emerged from the realization that most students can access the same information…

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What an Atheist Taught Me about Spirituality (by Stephanie Hamm)

“You know what? I think he is searching.” I said this to my husband about my friend Eugene. I had been admiring Eugene’s photography. He takes wonderful pictures of landscapes and buildings and churches—particularly the steeples of churches. I was enjoying such a steeple picture when I made this comment. I guess I…

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Broadening Horizons: Critical Reflections on Martha Nussbaum’s Philosophy of Education with Fred Aquino

Pursuing wisdom in the university rarely if ever takes place in isolation. Rather, the process is profoundly social! The practice of gleaning insights from others plays a fundamental role in enabling one to move from a particular set of claims to a more comprehensive understanding of things. This third session (in the series…

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Pursuing Wisdom in an Information Age: Critical Reflections on Newman’s Idea of a University with Fred Aquino

We live in a world with unprecedented access to vast quantities of information. In one sense, we feel more connected through social media and various technological advances. At the tap of a finger, the requested pieces of information are readily available. Yet, such information alone does not necessarily produce understanding or wisdom. In…

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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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Reflections on the Heritage of a Christian University

Dr. Royce Money, Chancellor of Abilene Christian University, shares insights regarding the importance of the historical nature of a Christian University. John WeaverDr. John B. Weaver is the Dean of Library Services and Educational Technology at the Brown Library of Abilene Christian University. He teaches in the College of Biblical Studies at ACU,…

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Students Encounter the Restoration Movement

After participating in a series of 2014 chapel forums focused on the religious heritage of Abilene Christian University, students at ACU share their reflections on their study of, and background in, the Churches of Christ. John WeaverDr. John B. Weaver is the Dean of Library Services and Educational Technology at the Brown Library…

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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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