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Didaktikos is a vocational journal for professors who teach in biblical studies, theology, and related disciplines—particularly at the graduate level and in service to the church. Didaktikos is published four times a year.

Teaching as Ontological Formation

Timothy Gatewood | Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary In a time when teaching success is defined by pragmatic, content-based assessment, I would like to offer a different path forward: teaching as ontological formation. Rather than viewing...

What I Failed to Learn from C. S. Lewis

Exploring the Relationship between Education and Spiritual Formation Jeff Dryden | Covenant College Last semester I assigned the classic C. S. Lewis text The Abolition of Man to my New Testament Ethics class. Although it had been at least a decade...

How to Choose a Publisher

David McNutt | IVP Academic This summer, our family got a pet. We had held off for a long time—much longer than our kids wanted us to—but we finally thought that the time was right. Before we made a choice, though, we did some research about what...

We Need More Pastor-Theologians

TREMPER LONGMAN III | WESTMONT COLLEGE I became a Christian my senior year in high school during the so-called Jesus Revolution of the late 1960s and early 1970s. It was an exciting time, particularly on college campuses where there was something of...

New Directions in Memory Studies

LISSA M. WRAY BEAL | PROVIDENCE UNIVERSITY The Old Testament speaks of the importance of memory. For instance, Deuteronomy repeatedly calls for remembrance (5:15; 7:18; 8:18 et passim), Israel recounts its history in Psalms (105, 106), and failure...

Getting Online Students Offline

Integrate Knowledge and Praxis Through Contextual Teaching and Learning Kristen Ferguson  | Gateway Seminary If information automatically led to transformation, then it would be easy. We could upload our fact-filled videos, pour ourselves...

Don’t Be Shy: On Mentoring

A Beneficial Mentoring Relationship Requires Intentionality Daniel Scott and Taylor Reimer | Tyndale University College and Seminary ‘‘Not the least shyness, now, Telemakhos,” says the original Mentor in The Odyssey. He appears as an old trusted...

I Want to Be Like Mark

Inviting Students to Confront Their Misrepresentations About Jesus Michael Kibbe | Great Northern University “The Gospel of Mark can be summed up in two words: Rome wins.” I speak these words about sixty minutes into my first hermeneutics session of...

Tendencies to Remember When Teaching Women

Sue Edwards | Dallas Theological Seminary How you view women influences how you teach them. Paul uses familial language to describe Christian relationships, and I’ve found this imagery useful in creating a healthy classroom ethos where both women...

Dueling Professors?

An Example of Co-Teaching as a Means of Modeling Interdisciplinary Dialogue Eric J. Tully | Trinity Evangelical Divinity School One of the challenges in Christian higher education is navigating the tension between various fields of study. Christian...

What is Empire Criticism?

by Adam Winn  | University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Rome and Rome’s empire have always been recognized as significant pieces of the New Testament’s background. It was a Roman governor who sentenced Jesus to die on a Roman cross. It was a Roman...

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