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Sep
21

Knowing is Integrative, Pt. 2

In previous posts, we have called attention to the fact that there is simply too much content in any discipline for anyone to know everything. That being the case, someone has to make a determination as to what is most important to be learned. Historically, that decision has been made by the faculty. The Kairos Project has taken a different approach.

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Sep
14

Knowing is Integrative, Pt. 1

In the last couple of weeks, we have drawn attention to how theological education began to recognize and then address problems that we were experiencing in educating students. Treating the problems as if they were piece meal and solutions were “add-ons” assumed we only needed “technical changes” (in the language of Ronald Hiefiz).

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Sep
07

Implications of Context, Community, & Contingency, Pt. 2

Last week, we began reflecting on the implications of context, community, and contingency. We had uncovered that doing well (or poorly) in ministry had little connection to doing well (or poorly) in school. There was a perception that what was being taught wasn’t really what was needed for ministry and was, sometimes, detrimental.

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Aug
31

Implications of Context, Community & Contingency, Pt. 1

We’ve spent the last three weeks talking about some key observations related to Kairos Project standards of excellence. We have recognized the standards to be contextual, communal, and contingent. Now, let’s explore the implications that these observations have on the Kairos Project. When we talk about being “educators” ...

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