With this fourteenth volume, the Biblical Higher Education Journal continues its mission of enriching and elevating the practice of biblical ministry formation and professional leadership education through informed reflection and scholarly research. 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.
- Greg Linton shares results from an intensive study of the Bible and theology undergraduate curriculum at 90 institutions accredited by ABHE. Statistics from the study challenge faculty members to examine the values and priorities that determine the design of the curriculum.
- Nishanth Thomas summarizes the results of an extensive, detailed analysis of Accordance Bible Software and Logos Bible Software. His article serves as a helpful buyer’s guide that identifies the positive and negative aspects of each system.
- Paul Fishell helps those of us who teach online to consider strategies that will engage the student and produce transformational change.
- Pamela Sherstad offers insights about incorporating impromptu speaking into the classroom in order to help students overcome their fear of public speaking and to better equip them to contribute to God’s work in the world.
- Seth Scott suggests that colleges and universities should prioritize hiring full-time faculty members who have more opportunity to develop their own professional identities and foster their students’ professional identities.
This volume includes contributions from twelve authors who work in various capacities at diverse institutions connected with the Association of Biblical Higher Education. These twelve contributions consist of five articles and seven book reviews.