In this seventeenth issue, the Biblical Higher Education Journal continues its mission of promoting informed reflection and scholarly research on the practice of biblical ministry formation and professional leadership education. Biblical higher education fills a distinctive and important niche in the broader field of higher education by providing students the opportunity to integrate Christian faith and biblical teaching into their professional and ministerial preparation. This journal supports the mission of biblical higher education by providing a venue for publication of related research and a forum for thought and dialogue regarding the issues, trends, opportunities, and challenges facing biblical higher education.
This volume contains three articles and six book reviews by ten authors, nine of whom who work at diverse institutions connected with the Association of Biblical Higher Education. Justin Harbin of Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School contributed the first article, which adds to the long list of articles published in this journal that relate to issues of integration of faith and learning and the development of a biblical worldview. Scott Shaw of Grace Christian University and Tyrone Bynoe of St. Bonaventure University co-authored the second article, which describes research they conducted of the effect that sense of belonging and psychological safety has on students’ GPAs. David White of Dallas Christian College contributed the third article, which focuses on the effect of holistic mentoring on the spiritual development of racially and ethnically diverse students.
The six book reviews in this volume touch on a variety of important topics related to biblical higher education. The books reviewed provide practical and timely guidance for instructors who desire to improve their teaching effectiveness. The reviewers summarize the contents of the books and advise readers on their potential usefulness.