Spiritual Formation Goes to College: Class-Related "Soul Projects" in Christian Higher Education

From: Volume 7, Issue 2: Fall 2010, Spiritual Formation and Christian Education Pages 401-422


Spiritual formation is both an opportunity and a challenge for educators in Christian colleges and seminaries. How can students be nurtured and guided in developing spiritually within the curriculum? Drawing on a number of educators, studies, and arguments, this article develops a rationale for engaging in spiritual formation and for the use of practical assignments or "soul projects." A selection of such projects is grouped into genres, followed by a brief exploration of best practices and an evaluation of such assignments.



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