Dr. Donna Thoennes

Articles by this Author

  1. Keeping it Real: Research Findings on Authentic Community

    Spring 2008, College & Young Adult Ministry — Pages 76-87

    Thirty undergraduate senior students at two Christian colleges participated in a semi-structured interview designed to gain a better understanding of students' conceptions, experiences, and ideals of community since they became college students. The interview yielded tape recordings, then transcribed raw data. Authenticity emerged as a prominent theme resulting from verbal analysis and will be the focus of this paper. Implications are drawn for the Christian college campus or church-based college ministry.

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  2. Women Leading Evangelical Christian Education in the Later 20th Century

    Fall 2004 — Pages 6-42

    This article, written by six women who know the subjects well, examines the lives and contributions of six influential evangelical women leaders who had an impact in the field of Christian education in the later 20th century and into the present: Linda Cannell, Julie Gorman, Roberta Hestenes, Marlene LeFever, Eileen Starr, and Catherine Stonehouse.

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  3. Student Voices on Theology and Learning in Community

    Fall 2002 — Pages 43-54

    Those of us who work on a college campus frequently hear the term community - often with varying meaning. This study seeks to determine how college students understand community: what is community; where have they experienced it; why is it so important to them; and what are essential components of community? Thirty undergraduate senior students at two Christian colleges were interviewed in February 2000. A semi-structured interview protocol was designed to gain a better understanding of students' conceptions, experiences, and ideals of community since they became college students. The interview yielded tape recordings and then transcribed raw data. Verbal analysis provided several recurrent themes. Students' conceptions on the relationship between theology and community, and learning and community, are discussed in this paper. Implications are drawn for the Christian college campus.

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