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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...

Atonement Theory: Recent Developments

by Joshua R. Farris  The teacher might cluster atonement theories in two general camps. The first camp approaches atonement by searching for the view that best captures all the major aspects of Christ’s person, work, and ethic. In the second camp...

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...

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 another...

I Want to Be Like Mark

If you tell the story of Jesus according to Mark and set yourself up as the brilliant professor whose insights will ultimately rescue students from the dark tyranny of ignorance, you have not actually taught Mark’s way. You must be the punchline 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...