<TNU Wiki Directory> <Return to Fac-Admin Home>
The Story of God
A Context for General Education
March 2, 2009
Faculty-Administrator responses

Responses are grouped by teaching department. To participate in the on-going discussion click the Discussion tab at the top of this page and post your comments or respond to posts from others.

Select a question:

Question 1: What value does a consistent theme or context for General Education (like Revealing the Story of God) contribute to a student’s Trevecca education? (Click here for responses)
Question 2: What content or topic illustrates how your discipline reveals part of The Story of God? (Click here for responses)
Question 3: What would help faculty make more informed judgments about The Story of God as the context for General Education curriculum? (Click here for responses)
Question 4: Other comments (Click here for responses)



Question 2:
What content or topic illustrates how your discipline reveals part of The Story of God

Business

  • Need help on this. Any economic principles are based on the idea that "everyone will act in their own best interest." What do we do with systems built on "men’s wisdom," which is often foolish?
  • We all are/can be part of the story of God joining his work in all callings from the Board Room to the shop floor. There are many management and leadership stories that are part of the Story of God.
  • We all are/can be part of the story of God joining his work in all callings from the Board Room to the shop floor. There are many management and leadership stories that are part of the Story of God.
  • Using technology to make people’s lives more efficient and to enrich the church.


Communication Studies

  • Stewardship. For example to see interpersonal communication as the stewardship of relationships is theme that I want to integrate more clearly and consistently.
  • The creative ability to communicate thoughts and ideas that build relationships and also create (accomplish) tasks
  • Specifically how God communicates to us and what He uses to communicate


Education

  • Strategies used to embrace the concept
  • Reflection on our calling in the broader context of what God is doing in the world
  • As educators, it is easy to illustrate to our student how we can help shape & create with God as we work with students (K-12)
  • Asking students why they want to teach—that teaching must be a passion (calling) to minister (more than teach)
  • Through the use of literature throughout all disciplines we teach "values" that are inherently "The Story of God."
  • Ties into an understanding of how the human mind works, in all its complexity. How learning allows us to learn about God
  • Responding to individual students; recognizing differences; appreciating diversity
  • Classroom management course—the conflict of humanity’s struggle with not fulfilling their "Image of God"
  • Theorists and theories; teaching strategies; writing goals and objectives for lesson plans
  • Patterns in human behavior; learning and teaching patterns

English

  • The reading & writing of literature is a useful human reaction to our tendency to create as God has created
  • Life as narrative notion
  • Redemptive analogies in literature: acts of selflessness, of love, of sacrifice

Graduate Psychology and Psychology

  • Relationship as reason to behave effectively, humbly, competently
  • Several. Human growth and development course follows biblical concept of creation and God’s pattern with the human family
  • God as healer and how God uses this theme through us to bring healing in broken people

Human Performance

  • Creation of our bodies and how we use them to carry out God’s intentions
  • Our body is the temple of God each and every day we need to respect that temple by how we take care of our body through exercise and food intake
  • Our bodies are a temple to God. Therefore we must demonstrate the importance of exercise and fitness

History & Political Science

  • (Take your pick. . .): The story of civilization itself (order out of chaos); The construction of governments; Social reform movements; Revolutions
  • Provides an historical context for tying together man’s relationship with God, man’s relationship to man, and man’s relationship with the universe.
Center for Leadership, Calling, and Serivce
  • The topics of participating in creation and creativity and of creating order out of chaos should be revealed through the Story of God.
  • The idea of being called to build the Kingdom of God and how a person is able to do this through their field of interest intersects with the Story of God.

Music

  • Music as an expression of faith and as a vehicle to express feelings are one of God’s greatest gifts to man

Physician Assistant

  • All of our curriculum develops the context of this paradigm


Religion
  • Faith across history
  • Methods of education in the church reflect a view of the person in line with the way people are understood in the Story of God.
  • If the Wesleayn Quadrilateral is used to describe the Story of God, four filters are used to view that story: Scripture, tradition, reason and Experience. These help define what it means to be a Christian in my major, occupation and vocation. They also help define my personal spiritual formation and ethics.


Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Social stratification and poverty issues; social justice; empathy & compassion
  • Not sure what you are asking. . .Everything we teach reveals God’s story, right—whether we realize it or not.
  • The order & disorder of human behavior. The behavior ordered by God is sometimes disordered. We, through community, help to restore order in behavior.
  • Struggles in life; hope; change

    <top>