In this editorial, Wa-Mbaleka, explains the role of qualitative research in this issue of
. Articles include:
Faith and Science Resources from Southern Adventist University - Origins
Help students, church and community members explore issues related to creation with these articles, papers and links presenting origins topics from an Adventist Christian perspective. Topics also include evolution, fossils and dinosaurs.
Origins Resources - Southern Adventist University
Grade 2-Grade 10
Origins Resources are ready-to-use educational materials about creation and evolution that are scientifically accurate and biblically consistent. Click on "browse resources," select "teachers," and choose a unit and a grade level to see...
Secure Your Own Mask First
You have likely heard this phrase many times during the safety announcements of flights, but could it also symbolize you as a teacher? These practical tips will help you secure your own mask, so you can fully help others.
That God May Know My Integrity
“This article, through a cursory review of the literature, considers historical developments in the ongoing debate between the quantitative and qualitative worlds of research as they pertain to ethics and integrity in research.”
A Grade I Could Not Earn - What My Brightest Student Taught Me About Grace
Adventist educator Mundende reflects on his interaction with a senior student, and observes that salvation can not be earned. It can only come through the grace of God.
Apostolic Succession - In the Writings of Yves Congar & Oscar Cullmann
"A significant contribution to the ecumenical discussion, Apostolic Succession considers the merits and demerits of Roman Catholicism and Protestantism through the writings of two outstanding twentieth-century ecclesiologists. Number 20 in the Andrews...
AudioVerse offers free audio sermons. Founders Tim Arakawa and Curtis Farnham developed this ministry as requests were increasingly made for sermon recordings of Advent HOPE Sabbath School, Restoration Ministry, and the Southwest Youth Conference. Although...
Barely Enough - Grace and Justice
"Just as He did at that lonely place by the sea, God wants His church to experience His grace. Jesus longs to use His church as an instrument to share His transforming love to a world in need of it." Rogelio Paquini presented this devotional June...
Bible Supplement Grades 5-6
Grade 5-Grade 8
Teacher-created support materials for grades 5 & 6 Bible are available for download from the North Pacific Union Conference website, including: classroom worship suggestions, additional Bible references, extra community service activities and copies of...
Bible Unit Tests for Truth Unveiled & Becoming Like Him
Grade 7-Grade 8
Ready to use online tests for each unit of the NAD Bible textbooks, Truth Unveiled: God's Triumph and Becoming Like Him: God's Reflection. Students get instant feedback, and can print a report upon completion, for grade recording. Free and easy...
Breathing, Bag Boys and Bottom-Line Essentials
This TEACH Journal article seeks to help define the unique essence of Adventist Education. "Some say that the special character of Adventist education is 'the lifestyle and
practices of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
as expressed in your school'....
Clark H Pinnock on Biblical Authority - An Evolving Position
"Roennfeldt's in-depth study examines a theological shift in the thinking of an increasingly prolific writer. The study is based primarily on two of Pinnock's books, 'Biblical Revelation', and 'The Scripture Principle'. Number 16 in the Andrews University...
Daniel - Vision of the End
"Doukhan delves into the biblical text, considering its words, noting its literary movement, and listening to its echoes throughout the Scriptures. The result is a document with new information and reflection which challenges thought and nurtures hope."
E-Sword is a free Bible study software package helpful as a study aid or sermon preparation guide. Programmed by a pastor who wanted something for sermon notes and personal preparation for study, it's quick and simple to use.
Esther - A Theological Approach
"The absence of the mention of God in the story of Esther and the seeming emphasis on human causality has led to the impression that historical events and their results are ultimately under the control of humans. Rodriguez analyzes the book of Esther...
Chris Oberg presented this devotional on June 27, 2010 at the 59th General Conference Session. "Do not be afraid; the battle is not ours; go forward; worship!"
Faith in God's Abundant Grace
"If we want to proclaim grace we must ask God to open our eyes to see it. That is the biggest reward and challenge of being a church with a mission of grace." Dennis Miller presented this devotional Saturday, June 26, 2010 at the 59th General Conference...
I Used to Be Perfect - A Study of Sin and Salvation
"What does it mean to sin? What is temptation? What is the law? What does it mean to be saved? What does it mean to be perfect? Writing in a highly engaging style, George Knight recalls his own early struggles with legalism in order to examine some of...
Liberation Theology - A Study in its Soteriology
"Liberation theology emerged as a response to the historical reality of Latin American political and economic problems with the purpose of bringing justice and liberation to the masses. This investigation concludes that liberation theology, in spite of...
Markan Sandwich Stories - Narration, Definition, and Function
"In the biblical book of Mark, the stories Jesus tells are often interrupted by an inner story sandwiched between two other episodes. Shepherd's investigation seeks to clearly define this intercalation and to explain its function in the Markan story....
Military Practice and Polemic - Israel's Laws of Warfare in Near Eastern Perspective
"Michael Hasel compares Israelite law with the practices of surrounding nations through the analysis of textual, iconographic, and archaeological evidence. His in-depth study has notable implications for placing Israel's laws of warfare in their original...
Our Creator Redeemer - An Introduction to Biblical Covenant Theology
"Much is at stake in evangelical Christian theology when considering 'the covenants' - Old Testament and New Testament....This book makes a significant contribution by synthesizing and systematizing theology regarding the covenants from a perspective...
Questions on Doctrine
"This is a completely new typeset of the monumental 1957 classic, containing an extensive historical and theological introduction and detailed in-text notations by George R. Knight.
Seventh-day Adventist Attitudes Toward Roman Catholicism - 1844-1965
Originally produced by the Ministerial Association of the...
"From its beginnings, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has emphasized apocalyptic prophecy and the role of Roman Catholicism in the biblical books of Daniel and Revelation. In this first major study of the topic, Bruinsma looks at the origin and unique...
The Bible - Revelation and Authority
Davidson notes that the issue of the revelation and authority of Scriptures is basic to all other issues in the church. He focuses on biblical authority, but also discusses revelation, inspiration, illumination and other biblical testimony on the nature of...
The Bible and Aesthetics
The Ten Plagues of Egypt Graphic Organizer
Grade 9-Grade 12
Davidson discusses how many biblical scholars overlook aesthetics in the Bible. Aesthetics is often viewed as a dangerous influence to human salvation. Davidson goes on to explore what significance biblical aesthetics has to theology.
This paper was presented...
This is a complimentary assignment for the His Story: Just in Time lesson on the Plagues of Egypt. With a little research on the Egyptian gods and goddesses, there are some strong connections perceivable between the plagues and the supposed powers of...
Thinking in the Shadow of Hell - The Impact of the Holocaust on Theology and Jewish-Christian Relations
"Holocaust scholars, church leaders, and religious liberty experts face a chapter of Christian and Jewish history that many would like to forget, urging readers not to distance themselves from the traumatic event of the Holocaust. Disturbing stories,...
Thinking Theologically - Adventist Christianity and the Interpretation of Faith
"Guy, a well-known Adventist theologian who has served as a teacher, college dean, pastor, and university president, offers his philosophy of how North American Adventists ought to go about the business of "doing theology." The work is addressed...
To Understand the Scriptures - Essays in Honor of William H Shea
"A tribute to the academic and professional career of William H. Shea, this festschrift incorporates articles from 25 of his colleagues, friends, and former students. Topical sections range from the Hebrew Scriptures and the Book of Daniel to the Greek...
"The good news of Genesis is that we have been made in the image
of the God who loves us and is at work to redeem us! This mouth-to-nostril awakening from inert dust is unique, significant. Very few biblical scholars today would say it really happened....
Typology in Scripture
"Davidson identifies the characteristics and structures of biblical types and antitypes, providing a better understanding of the intrinsic unity of the Old and New Testaments while recognizing the progressive revelation of God's plan in salvation history....
Vengeance in the Apocalypse
"Musvosvi investigates the theological motif of vengeance in the light of its ancient Near Eastern and Old Testament backgrounds. As the book of Revelation is intended to bring hope and encouragement to God's people, the motif of vengeance has implications...
What We Have Learned About Religious Education From the Religion Achievement Test Results
Grade 4-Grade 12
Learn about the Adventist Religion Achievement Test administered in several unions of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. In October 1992, a report was presented to the North American Division Commission on Religious Education. The report...
Life and Death Discussion Guide
This worksheet is a discussion guide designed for use at the beginning of your beliefs class to start your students thinking about death.
My Bible Friends
Richly illustrated and beautifully written, this set of Bible stories was designed especially for ages 1 to 8. Outstanding art fills each page opening from corner to corner. Beautiful, yet simple language makes these books a pleasure to read time and time...
My Place with Jesus
This interactive Bible study website was designed by It Is Written for Kids. The fourteen lessons cover topics such as Creation and Heaven to lead kids to a deepening relationship with Jesus. Includes helps for parents and teachers, and a downloadable set...
Reading the Bible as a Scrapbook - An Innovative Approach to Teaching Scripture
Glen Greenwalt shares one way of making Bible reading meaningful. Scrapbooks contain items that are precious to us because of the memories. The Bible is full of stories about people like us, and keeping a scrapbook of stories and promises found while reading...
Reflecting His Image - A Practical Application to Christian Living Unit
Grade 9-Grade 12
This unit "is intended to help [students] develop a relationship with Christ and learn how to function in a practical manner as Christians in the 21st century. Objectives of this unit are as follows: Analyze what it is to live as a Christian in the 21st...
Sunday School Sources
"SundaySchoolSources.com provides free Bible study lessons, review activities and games, songs, trading card files, and teaching tips for primary and junior level church classes. If you're making your own children's ministry curriculum, you can find lots...
Teaching Religion for the Church
Jon Paulien interviews Jan Paulsen, then president of the General Conference, regarding religious education. This interview considers the effect of the International Board of Ministerial and Theological Education (IBMTE), the tasks of religious scholars, the...
The Adventist Pioneer Theological Heritage - Implications for Faith, Teaching and Learning
The Book of Ecclesiastes - Paradigm for a Christian Worldview
Whidden discusses ways to reach postmodern "cultured despisers of religion" who enter religion or theology classes in our universities and don't care about what they are learning in the religion classes they take.
This paper was presented at the...
"The purpose of this paper is to present the world view of Ecclesiastes, show that it counteracts the secular world view, and offer some suggestions on how the Book may be used in leading students to adopt and retain a Christian world view. Two approaches...
The Case for Bible Literacy in Secondary Schools
Grade 8-Grade 12
In this article, The Bible Literacy Project outlines the crisis in Biblical literacy and the solution proposed, teaching Bible as literature in American public education. Courses on Bible literature for English and Humanities teachers are available, and the...
VG2 Boys and Girls Growing Toward God
"We know a great deal about how boys' and girls' brains develop and the implications for educational theory, and so by abstraction, we can make some assumptions about growth in faith as well." This article reviews valuegenesis findings in light of...
Visual Bible DVDs - Matthew, John & Acts
Did you ever wish that the bible could be presented as a movie without any additions, deletions or editorial commentary? Now it is! The entire Visual Bible's collection of products is built on the vision of bringing the Scriptures to life . . . word for word....
Understanding, Serving and Educating Students in Urban Settings
The authors explore the difficulties facing minority students, particularly in urban settings. They describe methods that can be used to solve school leadership issues, build student self-confidence and self-respect, increase student motivation, break the...
Plickers - A simple and affordable student response system
Read how the Plickers app, "a paper-based clickers system that is virtually free, easy to use, and engaging for students" can create smooth transition times, encourage students to participate, and provide real-time feedback for the teacher.
Summer Bridge - Helping Prospective College Students Build Bridges to Success
This article describes a summer program at Southwestern Adventist University that targets students who may not be academically prepared for college. The program focuses on academic preparation, formation of supportive friendships, and involvement in campus...
Learning to Follow Jesus, Step by Step
This handy reference tabulates Jerry D Thomas' book, Step by Step, in 3 pages. Each of the 30 steps for children include a summary statement and Bible reference. This discipleship resource helps children understand how to live the principles of Ellen...
America in Color Photos: 1939-1943
70 color photos powerfully capture images of daily life in rural and industrial USA during the World War II years. An excellent resource for history classes.
This website provides a wealth of character education resources featuring 6 pillars based on the book, Making Ethical Decisions (partly available online): trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.
Wisconsin Early Childhood Education
Wisconsin Department of Education early childhood education website with links to belief statements, goals,
early childhood programs, guiding practices, kindergarten, children with disabilities, collaborating partners, funding streams, Head Start, professional...
A Parent’s Guide to 21st Century Learning
“What should collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking look like in a modern classroom? How can parents help educators accomplish their goals? We hope this guide helps bring more parents into the conversation about improving education.”
A Reading List for Project-Based Learning
"Explore these project-based learning resources for educators and parents."
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France-Amerique is a weekly newspaper published in French in the U.S. with the help of the Paris newspaper Le Figaro. Its Web site provides access to much of Le Figaro's coverage as well as France-Amerique's. The news summaries usually touching on French politics,...
Fundraising Tips for Technology
Learn how a South Carolina elementary school secured an eye-popping set of technology tools.
Group's mission is to encourage Christian growth in children, youth, and adults. Group offers books, curriculum, CDs, videos, and other resources for ministry with children, youth, adults, and families. Group's award-winning Bible curriculum is designed for...
Illinois Office of Early Childhood
Division of Early Childhood from the Illinois State Board of Education.
School Uniforms: French Toast
An online supplier of school uniforms. Online catalog.
Sing for Freedom
The story of the Civil Rights Movement through its songs. Hymns, spirituals, gospel songs, prayers and speeches have been a unifying force in the struggle for civil rights throughout the United States.
Summer Rejuvenation Guide
"10 Tips to Help You Relax, Reflect, and Recharge for the Coming School Year"
The Christian Understanding of God and Human Existence
Rice provides an overview of Seventh-day Adventist beliefs on the nature of God and man, the origin of sin and its consequences. This is part one of a two part series.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Free access to thousands of the best primary American history sources are available through this organization. It "offers professional development opportunities for educators, provides documents and exercises for classroom use, and encourages excellence...
The Mission of the Church, Eschatology, and the Sabbath
Drawing from his textbook, The Reign of God, Rice provides a a brief overview of the Seventh-day Adventist beliefs regarding the mission of the Christian church, doctrines relating to end time events and eternity, and the centrality of the Sabbath to...
The Nutrition Source - Knowledge for Healthy Eating
Harvard School of Public Health provides concise information about the healthy eating pyramid, vegetables, fruits, fats and cholesterol, fiber, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins needed in a good diet.
Devotional Life Project - Forty Days with Jesus
Grade 11-Grade 12
"Our students are so busy these days that many who desire to begin
a devotional life never really get around to it. Students develop a
pattern of devotion when offered a structured context in which to
both learn tools and standards for devotional reading....
Link to resources for Bible class and worship, including: free religious powerpoint backgrounds and templates, photos of Bible places and things, Sunday School lessons, flipchart images and powerpoints, powerpoint sermons, and Bible atlas maps, as well as...
Examining Validity - The Bible as Text of History
Caesar "proposes an epistemological focus that demonstrates the validity of the historical record of the Bible." He makes the point that the Christian teacher needs to be very clear concerning the historicity of the Biblical testimony.
Forum Theatre and Parables - A Qualitative Field Experiment in a Seventh-Day Adventist Academy
Grade 9-Grade 12
"In this article, the author describes a qualitative field study designed to test the effectiveness of Forum Theatre (FT) as a cross-disciplinary approach to Biblical parabolic literature analysis for students enrolled in a Seventh-day Adventist (SDA)...
Friends and Heroes
Friends and Heroes is an innovative, international award-winning DVD program of Bible stories for children aged 5-11. A continuing adventure story, told in hand-drawn animation, sets a vivid, historically accurate context for the Bible stories which appear...
The Teacher's Continuing Education
Teachers are not only committed to their students learning, but to their own life-long learning and continuing education. Linda Koh shares various opportunities for continuing education: courses, seminars and workshops; group study; professional journals/magazines;...
A No-Paper Day
A multigrade teacher shares how to implement a no-paper day each week. This is a day where students learn but the teacher doesn't have to take home papers to grade for the day. The author shares ideas for how to teach math, reading, Bible, language, spelling,...
Ambassadors Curriculum - Fostering a New Generation of Spiritual Leaders
Intended for ages 16-21, "Ambassadors is a new level of youth ministry designed to equip leaders with resources to train a new generation of youths to be the hands, feet, and voice of Jesus in their local churches and communities." Developed by General...
Babel Fish Translation
This website helps translate text from one language into another. It also can be used to translate individual web pages.