Monday, February 05, 2007


Computer Camp Online Chart Extreme Makeover
Go to the link and see how a prof and some instructional technologists build a relationship in order to create a better Christology chart. Let's talk about other ways technology can improve theological teaching and learning. Please join the conversation.

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Thursday, October 26, 2006


Salon 5 Summative Conference followup

You've just attended The Summative Conference. Let's continue the discussion. Here's some info on how to use this blog:
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Saturday, October 07, 2006


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Monday, September 25, 2006


Church History and the Visual Generation

Welcome to the blogspot on Church History and the Visual Generation. Each of you attending this workshop likely has some kind of experience using images to facilitate a lecture or lesson plan. What we'd like you to do here is introduce yourself to your fellow workshop participants by describing your best experience using images. What did you do? What did you intend? How was it received? A follow-up to this will be to problematize your experience, i.e., what were the holes? what would you change to make it better?

Looking forward to getting to know you this week. We'll be responding to this board frequently, so check back often.

Thursday, April 13, 2006


Scripture Module -- Online Discussion

During April 2006 a group of faculty members from ATS schools are engaging in an online discussion and then reflection on the experience. It is an attempt to simulate a class activity that I regularly use in class. This blog is an alternate place to post reactions. The number of participants was limited. Some of you that are reading this are not participants. I have provided links below to some of the material being used for discussion.

An introduction to the module:

Background description of the process (regularly distributed to my students):

The actual prompt used for the discussion:

Comments and questions are welcome. I will monitor this blog throughout April 2006.

Thank you.

Dick Nysse

Tuesday, February 28, 2006


The Pastoral Theologian and the Scripture Scholar


To better facilitate the post-conference portion of our workshop entitled "Exemplary Practices in Pastoral Theology," I've developed a question prompt that is likely to inspire quite a discussion based on my discussion with Dr. Andrew Mbuvi during the first online conference.

The pedagogical difference that I've found to be most acute between scripture scholars and pastoral theologians has to do with the way they perceive the nature of their work. Pastoral theologians are heavily involved with the idea of interpersonal relationships between real persons in real time while scripture scholars are heavily involved with the idea of relationships within and between texts that don't necessarily involve real persons in real time. As a result of this emphasis on intertextual relationships, the conversation beginning with "how does this use of technology affect interpersonal relationships" likely never occurs to scripture scholars to the same degree it occurs to pastoral theologians.

Having worked at Kenrick for over half a decade, it's long occurred to me the relationship a scripture scholar ought to have with the teacher of homiletics and preaching. We don't have that kind of relationship between our professor of New Testament and our homiletics professor though they should, for all intents and purposes, be working in synch with one another. Dr. Mbuvi inspired my thoughts on this point because he is a scripture scholar interested in homiletic applications of his teaching. How does your school address this issue?

(Please respond on this thread by clicking on the "# Comments" below -- don't start a new thread.)


Monday, February 13, 2006


Practicing How We Preach

Greetings, workshop participants. This is an introductory blog to get you used to the idea of "blogging" -- a term which comes from a liaison of the words "web log," or online journal. Take a few moments and set up your own blog account, then say hi to the group on this thread. Here's the prompt -- who are you, and why are you here?


Dr. Sebastian Mahfood
Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies
Coordinator of Instructional Technology
Coordinator of the Global Vision Initiative
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
5200 Glennon Drive
St. Louis, MO 63119

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