JBU Professors Publish Articles in Book

Siloam Springs, Ark (July 9, 2001) — Four professors from the Division of Biblical Studies at John Brown University contributed articles to a book published by Baker Book House.

Drs. David Brisben, Ron Habermas, Tim Kidd, and Dan Lambert were contributing writers to the Evangelical Dictionary of Christian Education. The new book is part of the Baker Reference Library series and is a comprehensive reference tool for anyone involved in Christian education.

The book contains more than 850 articles that survey the field of Christian education. The book integrates biblical and theological concepts with contributions from education, psychology, anthropology, sociology, and philosophy. The articles explore the history, philosophy, and theology of Christian education and provide insight into educational methodology, learning theory, and practice.

The four JBU professors, along with most of the other contributing writers, are members of the North American Association of Professors of Christian Education, the largest national organization of professors in the field of Christian education. The contributors were selected for their interest and expertise in specific areas of Christian education. Dr. Dan Lambert, a specialist in youth ministry, contributed several articles dealing with the cognitive development of children and youth and how this relates to their understanding of God. Dr. David Brisben, a specialist in classical theology, contributed several articles dealing with the spiritual disciplines of prayer and solitude and their relationship to Christian formation.

“This book is a unique contribution to the field of Christian education,” said David Brisben, chair of the Division of Biblical Studies at JBU. “I think pastors, youth leaders, Sunday school teachers, and other church leaders will find it to be an invaluable resource for grasping a better understanding of spiritual formation and the Christian life.”

John Brown University is a private Christian university and a member of the Arkansas Independent Colleges and Universities, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and the Council of Independent Colleges.