This considers the implications of the philosophy of Adventist education for educational practice, especially in regard to the needs of the student, the function of the teacher, and the aims of Adventist education. Parts 1 and 3 complete the series:
The Nurture of Faith in the Teaching of Denominational History
Lindsay discusses how studying denominational history can nurture the faith of the student. The teacher needs to go beyond the dates and names. They need to encourage their students to study Adventist church history in a candid and honest way, seeing where...
What is Truth? Composition Assignments for Growth Values
Through this curricular experiment, the author gives teachers of composition classes an example of how they can provide an opportunity for students to experiment with expressions of their own belief and value systems in a nurturing, unconstrained setting....
What Knowledge is of Most Worth? Adventist Colleges and the Search for Meaning
Knight concludes that "the survival of Adventist colleges will not be worth the effort if these schools fail to produce a unique product. Their product must fill a gap that other institutions do not and cannot fill. In order to achieve this goal, curriculum...
Behavioral Addictions - The Hidden Dangers
"Behavioral addictions follow a neural path similar to chemical addictions. The reward systems are so powerful that once one is trapped, it is difficult to break loose. Knowledge and awareness of how behavioral addictions work are excellent prophylactic...
Benjamin Paulo Paiva - Dialogue with an Adventist former Deputy Speaker of the Angola National Assembly
"While in the National Assembly, Paiva faced some challenges, although he prefers to refer to them as opportunities to enlarge his ministry. One of his major contributions was to work with the national government to officially recognize the Adventist...
NAD ENCOUNTER Bible Curriculum K-12
Peter - Lessons from the Man and His First Message
Currently in the final stages of adaptation, the K-12 NAD ENCOUNTER Curriculum "has a Biblical discipleship focus, and seeks to transform students’ lives and equip them to walk with God." The overview...
"In his first sermon —'This Jesus'—Peter introduced to the world a great mystery, a great wonder. Both the mystery and the wonder have become not only the central core of Christian proclamation, but also the only hope for meaning in life."
Wholesome Relationships in a Sex-crazed World
"To enjoy wholesome relationships in a sex-crazed world, it is important to follow carefully the paradigm sanctioned by the Bible and to set healthy boundaries ahead of time to help you avoid dangerous and life-altering dilemmas."
Dialogue Editorial - Saints: Their Identity, Address, Calling
"Among the varied introductions Paul employed in writing his Epistles, one has meant a lot to me: 'to the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus' (Ephesians 1:1, NKJV). This salutation gives me as a follower of Jesus my identity, my address,...
Dialogue Editorial - Waiting and Hoping
"While Christian life is one of waiting linked to hope, the fulfillment of this often seems to take too long a time, and the process seems to raise anxiety, engender questions, test patience, and sometimes foster doubts. Yet in biblical perspective, waiting...
Light in the Darkness
"To reflect light, you must be in the light. You cannot give what you have not received. You cannot share what you do not have. It is impossible to reflect light, unless you have a personal relationship with the Source of light."
Living Real - Lessons from Nicodemus
"Really living begins with a spiritual rebirth and continues with a constant total surrender to the divine Person and power of God’s Spirit."
Mathematics: A catalyst for faith?
"A number of features of mathematics and its relation to the sciences speak in harmony with Scripture’s revelation of God. Can this serve as a catalyst for faith?"
Robert Mwanga - Dialogue with an Adventist Agriculturist Researcher in Uganda
"From that simple introduction in the Iganga village to the portals of high scholarship and renowned achievement in Kampala has been a long and arduous climb. But with unfailing faith in God, a steady purpose of life that flows from that faith, and an...
"As Adventists, are we guilty of cherry-picking—simply picking and choosing scientific results that suit our faith-based needs?"
The Joy of Faith and the Challenge of Science
"How does one face the challenges of science even as one reaches up to hold on to the joy of faith?"
The Social Function of Adventist Education
"The social function of the Adventist school has both a conservative and a revolutionary aspect. The commingling of those two roles empowers the developing student to be in the world but not of the world."
Why Do I Believe in God?
"Why do I believe in God? Why do I believe in anything? Why is there anything at all to believe in, or even a subjective consciousness such as myself to believe in it?"
NAD Elementary Key Learnings Charts & Brochures
The North Pacific Union Office of Education distributes the downloadable charts and brochures which organize the Key Learnings information in two more easy to use formats. Key Learnings, written in a succinct and friendly format for educators, students and...
Standards for North American Adventist Elementary Schools
Find the NAD standards for student learning, organized by subject. These standards, "what learners should know (content) and be able to do (skills), serve as the framework for curriculum development."
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Inquiry Teaching in Higher Education - A Critical-Thinking Context
“The purpose of this article is to explore benefits and challenges of an inquiry-based approach within the paradigm of critical thinking in higher education. We have examined the biblical roots of an inquiry approach and will define inquiry and discuss...
The Power of Portfolios in Inclusive Classrooms
Jeannette Rogers Dulan shows how portfolios can be used to empower students with special need enrolled in inclusive classrooms. Portfolios engage students, help teach reflection and self-evaluation skills, help teachers document learning in areas not covered...
Hermeneutics - Interpreting a 19th Century Prophet in the Space Age
This article explores the role of hermeneutics in shaping an understanding of the Bible and the writings of Ellen White. It provides the rationale, objective rules, and appropriate times to apply hermeneutical practices.
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Tongues in Corinth - The Case for Human Languages - A Study of Corinthians 12-14
This treatise supports the historical view that the tongues phenomenon in 1 Cor 14 is identical to that in Acts 2. Hence, it argues that the tongues referred to in 1 Corinthians are known human languages and not angel speech, riddles, ecstatic irrational utterances...
Guide for the Spiritual Master Plan in Seventh-day Adventist Education
This evaluation manual outlines the South American Division's plan for Christian spiritual development in schools at every level. Original Portuguese and Spanish also available.
Genesis and the Cosmos - A Unified Picture?
“This essay attempts to present a scientific and a biblical model of the origin of the inanimate natural world and explore how these can be brought into harmony with each other.” Groot gives reference to the Big Bang theory, but eliminates some...
Harry Potter - Innocent Fun or Destructive Tool?
Media portrays witchcraft as a “safe, exciting, and spiritually empowering religion.” TV programs, films, fiction books and other forms of media are widespread and are becoming prominent not only in the United States, but also in other countries...
Jonathan Gallagher - Dialogue with the Adventist Liaison at the United Nations
An interview with Dr. Jonathan Gallagher, associate director of the Department of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty and liaison for the church at the United Nations. Dr. Gallagher discusses how he became an Adventist, his call to ministry, and his work...
Joy - The Secret of Being Content
What is joy and how can I get some? Find out the difference between joy and happiness and some pointers on how to have joy in your life. If you take a look at this article, you'll find you can have joy no matter what life throws at you.
Married But Happy
Wanted: “Help meet.” Alfonso Valenzuela talks about the first couple, why marriages fail, divorce statistics, and more. He also has pinpointed ten characteristics of a happy courtship, eight wrong reasons for getting married, five benefits of marriage,...
Marrying a Non-Christian?
You may be one to have a question like “They go to church with me; I’m just sure they’ll convert eventually, would it be alright to date them?“ Perhaps even a question like “If they are a non-Christian with good morals, should...
Religion Always Loses?
Examples from history and examples from science are given in this article to prove that religion doesn’t always lose. In fact, Paul Giem points out that the way current research trends are continuing, religion is well on its way to losing less.
Science Finds God
Read about why an influential atheist changed his mind. Look at the reasons given as to why God is showing up in science. Check out the explanations for seeing how everything falls into place in this fine-tuned universe, how life got started, and the paradox...
Screening the Screen - Media Literacy and the Christian
In today's society, we often are overrun with media. How do we know what content is appropriate for a Christian? Steyn gives a five key point outline that will help you decide if your choices are affecting you positively or negatively.
Suicide and the Bible
Commenting on cases of suicide in the Bible, Rodriguez takes a look at how we should relate to the suicide of loved ones, as well as the contemplation of it in our own minds.
Telling the Truth About Truth
King highlights six truths about Truth from Scripture. It exists; it matters; it must be sought; it is in a person; it requires us to take a stand; and it sets us free. Read about some of the scriptural references that back up these truths about Truth.
The Adventist Church Today
Approximately how many Seventh-day Adventist church members are there in the world today? Where would you find the highest rate of Adventist believers? What is our member population compared to that of the world population? Included are several charts to illustrate...
The Canon of the Bible - A Brief Review
This article talks about how the Old and New Testaments were recognized by Christianity as genuine and inspired. It acknowledges the wisdom of the counsel who accepted and discarded the books they felt inspired to use as important parts of the Bible. They...
The Christian in Business - Beyond Honesty
Being a Christian in the business world means more than just being honest (not lying, cheating, or stealing). Flourishing to develop life in God’s world by producing or distributing high-quality goods or services is just the beginning. Promoting healing...
The Trinity - Why is it Important?
There are two essential steps when thinking about theology. The first step is the “what?” of the doctrine, and second, the “so what?” reflections. Whidden explains these important steps and talks about the full deity of the Son, Holy...
Thinking Straight in a Crooked World
The way we live is determined by how we think. This article discusses human behaviors and choices that explore this statement. Du Preez talks about the genetic-origin hypotheses of sinful tendencies and predispositions. The mechanical-protection philosophy...
Time, Faith, and Fossil Whales
Raúl Esperante explains radiometric dating and talks about fossils of whales as well as briefly mentioning a few other aquatic creatures found in various places in the world. Look at some of the interesting information provided in this piece about paleontology,...
In briefly recapturing parts of the story of Jonah, Jordache points out some of the knowledge that Jonah had about prayer. Jonah knew who he was talking to; in praying he was honest with God; and he committed himself to a course of action. Prayer can move...
What is the meaning of kinds in Genesis?
Gibson answers four creation science questions: What does "according to their kinds" mean? Does the reference to "kinds" indicate that the created "kinds" could not change, but were fixed? Can species change so much that new species...
What is the Purpose of Prayer?
Everyone has questions about pray. Why tell God what we want or need if He already knows? Are miracles not happening because we aren't praying enough? Look at the seven purposes of prayer given in this article. Perhaps your question(s) will be answered with...
What's This Thing Called Love?
The question of true love conquering all, ways love is strange, and an up close and personal look at males and females is only the beginning of topics covered in this article. It gives examples that young adults will identify with. It concludes with 'A Love...
With All Your Might
Penny Mahon, a college teacher, talks about the mediocre tasks of life that we may not thoroughly enjoy. She makes reference to a painting by the famous Jan Vermeer and talks about doing those little tasks with all our might.
Discover the essential element to true education - the harmonious development of the three essential human characteristics: physical, mental, and spiritual - in this blueprint for Adventist education. Author White clearly reveals that Love the basis...