What are the forces and changes that have shaped the way we view Christian education? This article examines several of the most powerful influences, then explores ways that educators can increase their control and influence over the future of Christian education.
This article begins a process of examining and evaluating Christian education in light of the statement, "Christian education is neither." The author studies some frequent misuses of the words Christian and education, suggests some proper definitions, and proposes several actions necessary for an educational ministry to be considered true Christian education.
This article explores the idea that religious education should be teaching primarily in attitudes, values, and beliefs through experiences, and should not be comprised solely of cognitive instruction. The author examines the a-historical problem confronting religious education, the close relationship between secular and religious education, and the impact of public schools on religious education. The article concludes by noting the ways in which Christian education is distinctive from secular education.
This article provides a description of basic and applied research and explores the functions of both. The author then draws from three master's these to illustrate the important of research in Christian education.
Drawing upon research from the last ten years, this article explores what makes people behave prosocially. The author focuses on the work of both social and developmental psychologists and the integration of the two fields of research. The article concludes by examining the influence of prosocial behavior on Christian education.
What are the sources of truth for Christian educators? The author believes that the truth base is crucial and critiques past articles published in the Christian Education Journal to illustrate the various authors' uses of different sources of truth. He then shows ways that the Journal could improve its credibility in the future.
Divorce is making a dramatic impact on the children in the families involved. This article looks at the effects of divorce, the church's response, and the child's usual reaction to the divorce crisis. The author suggests ways that Christian educators can improve their ministry to children of divorce.