Motivational Design: Confidence

StudyGuide Lines – instructional design tips for Christian teachers and writers. Confidence is a component of the ARCS Model for Motivational Design comes from the work of John Keller, a long-time professor at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. It is the model I most often use to incorporate motivational…

Is being practical, practical?

Compromise is practical. It’s the nice thing to do we’re taught. So we do it, and it’s usually a good thing in a way. We don’t get all of what we want, but we at least get something. Sometimes it works out that we get a smaller portion of exactly…

Attitude Change-The Affective Domain: Part 3

StudyGuide Lines – instructional design tips for Christian teachers and writers. In Attitude Change – The Affective Domain: Part 1 and Part 2 I discussed two important components of instruction essential to attitude change: 1st. Knowing How to do the target behavior (the cognitive piece). 2nd. Participation in the target behavior (the behavioral piece). This blog focuses…

Move Down?

Perhaps the concept of moving up in the world has been the only one presented to you. It is possible that, like many, upward mobility is your goal right now, but Jesus, who was already at the pinnacle of upward mobility, in his infinite wisdom, chose to move down before he moved…

We the People: On the topic of Abortion

“We the People,” bestowed on us by our constitution, officially labels the collective. It brings to mind our collective – our society acting as one. “We the People” is you, and it is me. It once sounded like a stately title. God considers this collective. I fear he considers it…

Attitude Change-The Affective Domain: Part 2

StudyGuide Lines – instructional design tips for Christian teachers and writers. In Attitude Change – The Affective Domain: Part 1, I said that the Affective Domain has three components that should be included in well-designed instruction that is meant to be a vehicle for attitude change. The first component I discussed…

Attitude Change – The Affective Domain: Part 1

This is the first of my blogs under the topic, StudyGuide Lines. In these short blogs, I hope to offer helpful tips to Christian teachers and writers who want to know more about designing instructional material. Is Attitude Change the goal of your instruction? If you intend your instruction to…

Guardians

In chapters 61 and 62 the prophet Isaiah uses poetic language to describe God’s royal city, shinning and blazing from the fuel of righteousness and salvation. He blends this image with others so that, from our perspective, Isaiah’s vision of the future merges with history past and present. The Span…

What Does it Mean that God is Holy?

God is holy. What is God’s holiness? Often we tend to limit holiness to God’s moral perfection or perfect purity – his absolute goodness. But many Christian thinkers conclude that the meaning of holiness is deeper and wider than that. Holiness, they say, is the core of God’s essential nature…

In Exchange for You

“Would it be worth another’s suffering for you to know God?” This question unsettled me during one of my 2:00 a.m. can’t sleep, praying times. The next morning I saw lots of tweets like this: Though some of the facts about exactly where and when this atrocity took place are…