Series 1

Volume VII, Issue 1

Autumn 1986

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  1. Who Controls Christian Schools?

    By Dr. Kenneth O. Gangel — Pages 5-14

    This article compares parochial schools with parent-society schools. Similarities and differences are examined in the areas of organizational patterns, plant construction, parental voice, academic freedom, legitimate accreditation, funding options, doctrinal commitment, institutional stability, faculty selection, and board duties.

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  2. Christianity, Creativity, & the Preschool Age Child

    By Laurelyn D Murphy — Pages 15-28

    Creativity, defined in terms of both the product and the process, can be taught. Consideration is given to teaching methods and implications for the teacher, student, and parent.

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  3. Educational Ministry from a Cyclical Interrelational Perspective

    By David L MacDonald — Pages 29-38

    From four scriptural objectives we can develop an overview of the church that contains three essential areas of ministry: the body preparing, the body caring, and the body reproducing. These three form an interrelated cycle that helps us develop a lifestyle of ministry and serving that changes people's lives.

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  4. Metaphors in Christian Education

    By Dr. James E Plueddermann — Pages 39-48

    This article analyzes some of the metaphors which influence Christian education. The strengths and weaknesses of the metaphors are pointed out, along with the different ways the metaphors view the task of Christian education.

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  5. Where Were the Christians?

    By Anthony Mustazza — Pages 49-56

    This article addresses factors related to bystander intervention in crisis situations. Particular focus is given to the relationship between moral development and altruistic reasoning.

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  6. Thomas Groome's Shared Christian Praxis

    By Dr. Jackie L Smallbones — Pages 57-68

    This article compares and contrasts Thomas Groome's theological statements concerning the purpose of Christian education with an evangelical position. A discussion and critique is also made of Groome's praxis way of knowing and his dialectical hermeneutic. Implications are made for evangelical Christian education and suggestions are given for the use of shared Christian praxis in evangelicalism.

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  7. Sexual Abuse in Children: Factors, Effects, Treatment, and Ministry Implications

    By Dr. Faye E Chechowich — Pages 69-78

    This article reviews the current periodical literature concerning sexual abuse in children in the following areas: causal factors, children's needs, effects on children, treatment, and implications for ministry.

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  8. Research Notes

    By — Pages 79-88

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  9. Book Reviews

    By — Pages 89-99

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