Digital Storytelling

I enjoyed reading the article on Digital Storytelling titled, A New Culture of Learning: Digital Storytelling and Faith Formation, by Mary E Hess. There were three paradoxes that were explored regarding the various levels of digital and online social context learning depending on how it was approached by the subject. The first paradox involves the intrigue a … Continue reading Digital Storytelling

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Liberation of the Battered Woman

Battered women in domestic violence situations can be likened to the slavery of the Israelites. Both are subject to torment, cruelty and enslaved in captivity. The ones in power take many actions to ensure the slavery.  In terms of the Egyptians, they controlled the Israelites with forced labor. (Exodus 1:10-11; 1:13-14) Moses witnessed his kinsfolk … Continue reading Liberation of the Battered Woman

But It’s Personal…Not Verifiable

I appreciate the United Methodists’ focus on the roots to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ in their Book of Discipline.  “…the sources from which we derive our theological affirmations and the criteria by which we assess the adequacy of our understanding and witness.”  (United Methodist Church, 2016) I think using sources have … Continue reading But It’s Personal…Not Verifiable

Faith Seeking Understanding

As stated in the preface, “Christian theology or any other theology for that matter, arises out of, and remains importantly linked to a particular community of faith.” (Migliore, 2014) In other words, one cannot leave faith at the door when one studies theology. Therefore, the theological discourse must also include a critical analysis of the … Continue reading Faith Seeking Understanding

Student Created Rubrics and Assessments

As educators, I am sure we all see that the for the most part, the more students are involved in their learning process, the better the outcome. “Many studies support the fact that increasing student engagement improves learning in higher education (Astin,1993; Kuh, 2003; Kuh, Kinzie, Schuh, & Whitt, 2005; Pascarella & Terenzini, 2005).” (NOBA, … Continue reading Student Created Rubrics and Assessments