Monday, December 27, 2010

Teacher Interview: Mark Eckel

Today's interview is with Dr. Mark Eckel, Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Professor of Old Testament at Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis, IN. He is a notable voice in Christian teaching, having written Christian worldview curriculum for schools. He talks about our teacher/student relationship, learning in community, the influence of Francis Schaeffer in his thinking and teaching, what we can learn from Schaeffer today, the balance between generalizing and specializing, the intertwining of apologetics and evangelism, doing cultural apologetics, the mentoring/student relationship, lifelong learning and passion, the discipline of learning and focus, advice for apologists, and more. A rich interview with lots of good nuggets.

Mark's blog is here at

Particulars mentioned in the interview:
• Francis Schaeffer's How Should We Then Live? DVD series
C. S. Lewis & Francis Schaeffer: Lessons for a New Century from the Most Influential Apologists of Our Time
• This encounter
• Androgogy
ISI "A Student's Guide to..."

Full Interview Mp3 Audio here. (57 min)

Books by Mark Eckel:
Timeless Truth: An Apologetic for the Reliability, Authenticity and Authority of the Bible
• The Whole Truth
• Rewired: A Teen Worldview Curriculum
• Perspectives on Your Child's Education: Four Views
• Let God Be God (A Study of the Attributes of God)
• Biblical Integration: Understanding the World, Through the Word



Cris Putnam said...

Thanks for this Brian. I am studying in seminary and wondering how I might make a living at it. My mom taught at a Christian school and I have a reoccurring notion that might be the direction the Lord is taking me.

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