Dr. James Thorne

Articles by this Author

  1. Biblical Online Education: Contributions from Constructivism

    Spring 2013, Technological Innovation & Educational Ministry — Pages 99-109

    The biblical educator is interested in a pedagogy that provides a paradigm supported by biblical theology for those engaged in the online education enterprise. Constructivism provides student-centered knowledge, truth-oriented perception, individually transformed information, and an actively constructed worldview. The following essay analyzes the constructivist paradigm as it is employed in biblical education online both from a biblical perspective and as it relates to the art and science of providing biblical education online. The conclusion is that Constructivism provides a helpful paradigm for biblical online education.
    Key Words: Biblical education, constructivism, online education, online learning

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  2. A Selective Defense of "Introduction to Christian Doctrine" Online: Disputatious Perspectives and Propitiating Pedagogy

    Spring 2002 — Pages 111-125

    Should Christian colleges offer doctrine courses online? Both faculty and students raise questions regarding the compatibility of teaching doctrine with online formats for delivery. After setting the discussion in its proper context, this article presents four common objections to teaching doctrine online and answers these objections from the experience of teaching doctrine online. The three authors designed an online Introduction to Christian Doctrine course, and two of them teach it regularly.

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  3. History Reports the Progress of Leadership Development

    Autumn 1993 — Pages 29-38

    The subject of leadership development for the church struggles with two difficult tasks: identifying the product and defining the process. The tendency is to address the issues of discipleship rather than leadership. The author proposes that church leadership development is the process of identification, edification, and multiplication of leadership in the church.

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