Volume 8 Number 1

Last Updated: Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Welcome to the eighth year of Didache: Faithful Teaching. (June 2008) While a journal dedicated to a larger Wesleyan audience, this edition serves as a means for saying “thank you” to several important contributors to theological education in the Church of the Nazarene, and in particular, to one of the major proponents for global higher education, Dr. Jerry Lambert. In their report to the General Board of the Church of the Nazarene, the General Superintendents of the denomination noted

Jerry Lambert has given 47 years of faithful service to the Church of the Nazarene as pastor, district superintendent, and college president. For the past14 years he has provided extraordinary leadership to the International Board of Education, taking the IBOE to new levels of effectiveness. (Annual Report, 85th General Board, February 2008)

Their comments might have included a healthy “amen” by a number of educators, administrators and students across the global church. Jerry Lambert transformed a modest position within the tradition into an engine for theological dialogue and educational transformation. Dr. Lambert’s support for theological reflection around the globe, as well as his passion for raising the standard of educational quality, reflect the energy and relational quality of a gentleman who surrounded himself with collaborative partners and skilled professionals to transform the educational process within the International Board of Education (IBOE).

See the link below to read the remainder of the editor's introduction.

Introduction

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default INTRODUCTION (32 KB) : Dean G. Blevins, Editor Didache

Articles this edition

default IBOE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE MISSIONAL AND QUALITY REVIEW REFLECTIONS AND SELF-STUDY (55 KB)  by Jerry D. Lambert

default AN ATTITUDE OF ACCEPTANCE (34 KB)  by E. LeBron Fairbanks

default LANGUAGES OF HOLINESS: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A SEEKER (51 KB)  by Ron Benefiel

default THE CHALLENGE OF EVALUATING CLERGY EDUCATION IN THE CONTEXT OF THE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE (121 KB)  by Michael W. Vail.

default THE CATECHESIS OF POLITICS: HOW POLITY SHAPES PERSONHOOD (45 KB)  by Dean G. Blevins

default RECLAIMING THE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AND TRUE FREEDOM OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD (64 KB)  by Nell Becker Sweeden

default WHY EQUALITY IS NOT ENOUGH: THE THEOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE (54 KB)  by Jodi L. A. Belcher

default A CHRISTIAN AESTHETICS OF JUSTICE: TOWARD THE REVERSAL OF OUR OWN TRAGIC FLAW (118 KB)  by Timothy Gaines

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