Dr. Dave Rahn

Articles by this Author

  1. Notes on 25 Years of Christian Education: A Special Anniversary Collection of Reflections

    Fall 2005, 25th Anniversary Issue — Pages 362-408

    In anticipation of this special 25th anniversary issue of the Christian Education Journal, I invited about two dozen veteran professors to share their reflections of trends and changes in the field of Christian education over the last 25 years. About half were able to do so. These are collected here and shared with you to encourage your own reflection on the past and discernment for the future.

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  2. Reckoning With Adolescent Influence: A Sociological Perspective on Youth Ministry

    Fall 1999 — Pages 81-91

    This article explores sociological data that provides insights necessary for youth ministry in the twenty-first century. Using adolescents as informants, the author provides mature understanding of the nature of the adolescent world. Grounded in the research of the LINK Institute at Huntington College, youth ministers can gain understanding and develop strategies for effective outreach into current adolescent cultures.

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  3. What Kind of Education do Youth Ministers Need?

    Spring 1996 — Pages 81-89

    In this article the author makes a case for an educational blueprint which, when followed with some flexibility, ought to guide those who are in the youth ministry training/teaching field.

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  4. Ruthless Cooperation in Discipleship

    Spring 1994 — Pages 68-73

    The purpose of this article is to explore what a disciplemaking strategy might look like given the assumptions of mutuality and cooperation. Using a group of five college students and a group of men from a small community in Indiana, the author found both enthusiasm and cautions.

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  5. The Scary Prospect of a Professional Youth Minister: Response to Lamport's "The State of the Profession of Youth Ministry"

    Autumn 1992 — Pages 101-104

    The author challenges the value of pursuing professionalism in youth ministry as outlined in Lamport's article.

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  6. Cooperative Learning and Christian Education

    Spring 1992 — Pages 9-22

    This article features an extensive review of cooperative learning literature which may be pertinent to the aims of Christian educators. It includes examination of individual, competitive, and cooperative goal structures; scrutiny of various strategies employed in cooperative learning with practical suggestions; and comments about related research which would be valuable to Christian educators in the consideration of cooperative learning.

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