Author Faculty (Discipline)

Education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2014

Journal

The Journal of Adventist Education

Volume Number

77

Issue Number

1

Page Numbers

24-31

ISSN

0021-8480

ANZSRC / FoR Code

220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)| 220405 Religion and Society| 220407 Studies in Religious Traditions (excl. Eastern, Jewish, Christian and Islamic Traditions)| 220499 Religion and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified

Avondale Research Centre

Scripture, Spirituality and Society Research Centre

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C1

Abstract

Everyone relates to stories. Stories have universal appeal. They connect people, present them with new ideas, motivate them, and challenge their thinking. As Adventist educators, we have an enormous resource of such life-changing and life-challenging stories: the Bible. Using these stories, expressed in song, poetry, drama, biography, and personal accounts, we can lead our students to discover that the Bible is not one single narrative or a novel, but a compilation of many narratives, unified in their shared concern with overarching issues of the cosmic battle between good and evil. This article deals with the why and the how of using Bible stories in the classroom.

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Used by permission:The Journal of Adventist Education®

Staff and Students of Avondale College may access the full text of this article from library PRIMO search here.

This article has been adapted from a chapter in the book Developing a Faith-based Education: A Teacher’s Manual (David Barlow Publishing, 2010), and is printed with permission from the publisher and author.

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