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Learning For the Love of God: A Student's Guide to Academic Faithfulness

Learning For the Love of God: A Student's Guide to Academic Faithfulness

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Most Christian college students separate their academic life from church attendance, Bible study, and prayer. Too often discipleship of the mind is overlooked if not ignored altogether. In this lively and enlightening book, two authors who are experienced in college youth ministry show students how to be faithful in their studies, approaching education as their vocation.
This revised edition of the well-received The Outrageous Idea of Academic Faithfulness includes updates throughout, two new substantive appendixes, personal stories from students, a new preface, and a fresh interior design. Chapters conclude with thought-provoking discussion questions.

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About "Learning For the Love of God: A Student's Guide to Academic Faithfulness"

Most Christian college students separate their academic life from church attendance, Bible study, and prayer. Too often discipleship of the mind is overlooked if not ignored altogether. In this lively and enlightening book, two authors who are experienced in college youth ministry show students how to be faithful in their studies, approaching education as their vocation.
This revised edition of the well-received The Outrageous Idea of Academic Faithfulness includes updates throughout, two new substantive appendixes, personal stories from students, a new preface, and a fresh interior design. Chapters conclude with thought-provoking discussion questions.

- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Donald Opitz

Donald Opitz (PhD, Boston University) is associate professor of sociology and higher education at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. He is the author of numerous articles and has worked as a pastor as well as a campus minister. Derek Melleby (MA, Geneva College) is the director of the College Transition Initiative for the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, through a unique partnership with the Coalition for Christian Outreach. A

Derek Melleby

Derek Melleby (MA, Geneva College) is the director of the College Transition Initiative, a ministry of the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding and the Coalition for Christian Outreach. He is the coauthor of "The Outrageous Idea of Academic Faithfulness" and lives in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Heidi, and two sons. A

Table Of Contents

  • contents

    preface To New Edition
    introduction
    1. Wide-eyed
    beer And Circus
    grades And Accolades
    all For One
    2. Babylon U
    daniel And Friends
    faithful Under Fire
    panning For Gold
    3. Believing Is Seeing
    a Whirlwind Intro To Worldviews
    like Gestalt
    c-f-r-c
    the Re-sighting Of Saul/paul
    4. A Story-framed Life
    life In The Shire
    stories In Conflict
    hearing And Telling The Story
    5. Fish-eyed Learning
    the Disembodied Mind
    thinking Scripturally
    creation
    fall
    redemption
    consummation
    6. Four-i-ed Learning
    integration
    idolatry
    investment
    imagination
    herbie's Bible
    7. Embodying The Outrageous Idea
    connect Up, Connect Out
    dig Deep, Dig Slow
    8. Chutes And Ladders
    read Twice, Write Thrice
    dream Big, Act Small
    work Hard, Reap (unexpected) Benefits
    conclusion
    appendix I: Deeper
    appendix Ii: Liturgies For Learning
    student Responses

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  • Catalogue Code 385853
  • Product Code 9781587433504
  • ISBN 1587433508
  • EAN 9781587433504
  • Pages 144
  • Department Ministry
  • Category Youth Ministry
  • Sub-Category Youth Leaders
  • Publisher Brazos Press
  • Publication Date Feb 2014
  • Sales Rank #76698
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 12 mm
  • Weight 0.176kg

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