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.
Fossils - The story they tell us
"What story do fossils, including those found in South America, tell us? They speak of catastrophic burial by water in many areas of the world, thus contradicting the uniformitarian model. A growing number of modern geologists concur with this view, although...
An allegory about choices, referring to the biblical parable of the house on the rock and the house on the sand.
Freedom and Nationalism - A Pauline Perspective
Herold Weiss talks about Paul's prospective of the freedom through Christ, the ultimate freedom, and freedom and the body of Christ. He concludes with denationalization - Paul's theological legacy.
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...
Genesis and the Geologic Column
"Why and how did those terrible dinosaurs become extinct? Many ideas have been proposed. One scientific article lists 40 possible reasons, ranging from stupidity to changes in the gravitational constant. More recent considerations suggest the possibility...
Geological Records and Genesis Time Frame
"I am a Bible-believing Christian interested in geology. As such, I accept the Scriptures as God's inspired and reliable revelation. There are features in the geological structures and in the fossils that provide impressive evidence for catastrophic processes,...
God on Trial?
"'Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you. I will uphold you with My righteous right hand' (Isaiah 41:10). 'Behold, all those who were incensed against you shall be ashamed and disgraced;...
God So Loves the City!
The Bible begins with a garden and ends with a city. Countless examples in the Bible show that God loves the city. This articles encourages Christians to become city missionaries.
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...
He had compassion on them - Christ's attitude toward the poor
"The church and the Christ-follower must answer the question “Am I my brother’s/sister’s keeper?” The suffering of our fellow human beings causes us pain. We may try to hide it, deny it, cover it up, or reason it away, but still...
He is Risen Indeed!
"Historians do not force the evidence to fit a preconceived conclusion, but permit it to speak for itself. Here we examine the nature of the sources, the evidence for the death of Jesus, and the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus."
HIV/AIDS - What You Should Know
"Statistics in North America indicate a rising prevalence and incidence of HIV/AIDS in the female population. This does not augur well for the future, as the female infection is closely tied to heterosexual transmission. Considerable interest is focused...
How Do You React When Offended?
"Since 1992, a group of colleagues at Universidad Adventista del Plata (UAP), Argentina, and I have been investigating how people react when they are offended, the disorders that friction causes, and the ways to overcome disputes.... Our investigations...
How reliable is the Bible?
"Christianity derives its authority from the Word of God. Christ and His apostles regarded the Scriptures as a revelation of God, with an undergirding unity among its various teachings (see Matthew 5:17-20; Luke 24:27, 44, 45-48; John 5:39). Many church...
How Shall We Worship?
"What is the right form of worship? Is there only one correct form or style? Have worship forms changed over time? Who decides which form or format is appropriate? Setting aside personal opinions and preferences, we need to discover the answer from God's...
How to Choose What We Watch
"With multiple channels accessible at the press of a button and with videos and movies available throughout day or night, the visual media poses a dilemma for Seventh-day Adventists.* Much of it appears fundamentally at odds with our faith. Violence,...
How To Pray
"Is it possible to pray continually?" "Three steps would put you on the road: understand prayer, make prayer a daily habit, and grow in prayer."
I Know In Whom I Believe
"How well do we know the God in whom we believe? The question is important and very personal. I believe that we can know God, but knowing God does not mean that we have Him figured out. Knowing God at the deepest personal level means that we feel safe...
Intelligent Design - The Biochemical Challenge to Darwinian Evolution?
"The question of the origin of life on this planet is a fascinating one. Did life begin on the surface of a cooling planet amidst the havoc of a restless environment racked by violent lightning flashes and volcanic activity? Did life flourish on Earth...