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.
The authors explore controlling notions of the self in U.S. culture, and compare Bellah's and Capps' notions as they urge a reconsideration of John Wesley's theological insights.
The author outlines the doctrine of Christina perfection and how its voice in the conversation with developmentalism was silenced. He also describes some recent approaches to new dialogue as well as proposes revisioning Christian perfection as a myth of being.
This article examines the disciplinary character of Christian education. A conception of Christian education's "object of study" and a methodological framework for research are proposed. The author's goal is to suggest a direction for scholars and researchers which might strengthen Christian education as a discipline.