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Holistic Formation for Ministry: Design Ideas and Practices for Contexts of Persecution

Jessy Jaison “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me before it hated you,” Jesus. (John 15:18). We continue to hear distressing reports including that of the ongoing kidnapping of Christian leaders and the sudden surges of persecution in villages even amidst the pandemic crisis.    Formational needs of leaders andContinue reading “Holistic Formation for Ministry: Design Ideas and Practices for Contexts of Persecution”

Theological Education of Pentecostals: Distinctives, Shifts and Path Forward [DRAFT]

Dr. Jessy Jaison [Paper presented by Jessy Jaison at FIPT on 31 August, 2021] Introduction In shifting the center of Christian gravity to global south, the role played by Pentecostals is unequivocally significant. “Indeed, Pentecostalism during the twentieth century has emerged from the status of a marginalized sect to become a major tradition of Christianity”[1],Continue reading “Theological Education of Pentecostals: Distinctives, Shifts and Path Forward [DRAFT]”

Dare to Design!

A Design Template and Some Practical Tips for Remote Learning Design Jessy Jaison When faculty colleagues say they would need clarity about the contextual shift to the new normal, the first response in me is, “Tell me your problem. Understanding the shift? Designing courses differently? or, grappling with technology?”. For many the top personal challengeContinue reading “Dare to Design!”

The Inevitable Hurdle of ‘Learning Design’

Duplications or Creations? Dr. Jessy Jaison “Are virtual communities ‘not real’?“ Dr. Oxenham raises a key question and, adds that the challenge for theological educators is ‘to occupy the space for social media to intentionally work on creating the alternative communities to those we have envisioned in decades of face-to-face residential contexts.’ Watch a videoContinue reading “The Inevitable Hurdle of ‘Learning Design’”

‘Teaching-Learning Modes’ for Post-Pandemic TE

Envisaging Institutional Procedures at a Time of Crisis & Opportunity Dr. Jessy Jaison INTRODUCTION “We are weaving in the dark with no solid decisions in hand. The opening date for the new academic year is fast approaching. This ‘online education’ stuff doesn’t seem achievable to our seminary, having no technologies and techies at our reach.Continue reading “‘Teaching-Learning Modes’ for Post-Pandemic TE”

Jumpstart on Online Academic Programs? – Thinking ‘Direction of Seminaries in the Post-COVID Scenario in India’

Posted initially on 21-April-2020 on FB; Years back, while attending a well-designed ‘online session’ on the prospects of Online Theological Education, I kept on wondering why on earth should I be watching these videos and listening to this lady who passionately and creatively talk about something that has absolutely no relevance in my context. MyContinue reading “Jumpstart on Online Academic Programs? – Thinking ‘Direction of Seminaries in the Post-COVID Scenario in India’”

Seminaries at the COVID Crossroads – Thinking Baby Steps

Published initially on 24-April-2020 on FB; Not everyone has a smartphone, those who have one may barely get access to internet, and even further, the ones privileged to have stronger networks are unable to afford reasonable data plans…sounds bizarre? Students hailing from across South Asia’s relatively remote corners sometimes make more than 50% of ourContinue reading “Seminaries at the COVID Crossroads – Thinking Baby Steps”

Navigating Remote Learning Deliberations in the C-19 Crisis – Light-weight course design practice for worthwhile remote learning: Simple Tips

Published initially on 24-April-2020 on FB; My mentor Dr. Graham Cheesman‘s blog ‘Theological Education After Corona Virus’ provides a good read for our reflections on the future. https://teachingtheology.org/…/theological-education-afte…/…How to start off deliberations at the institutional level• Realistic deliberations in the leadership level and among the faculty-staff teams and finalizing on the educational concept and the type ofContinue reading “Navigating Remote Learning Deliberations in the C-19 Crisis – Light-weight course design practice for worthwhile remote learning: Simple Tips”


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