In Pursuit of Excellence:
Laying the foundations for faith-based education in the 21st century
Issues of identity, security, satisfaction, pride and glory are just some of the areas of life that are touched by achievement. Why do some people strive to achieve? Why do others not really care about achievement? Is one a right attitude and the other wrong? Is it godly to want to achieve great things? What is fuelling such a desire?
Dr Campbell will reflect on this crucial area, help us to ground our understanding from the Scriptures, examine our culture, and consider how as educators we might address ‘achievement’ in and through our work in education.
Speaker: Dr Constantine Campbell
Dr Constantine Campbell is Senior Vice President of Global Content and Bible Teaching at Our Daily Bread ministries. He was formerly Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a New Testament lecturer at Moore College. He is the author of several books on the New Testament, including Paul and Union with Christ, which was the 2014 Christianity Today Book of the Year in Biblical Studies. Dr Campbell is a teacher, author, documentary presenter, and professionally trained jazz musician. He enjoys playing jazz saxophone, lifting weights, and playing chess, though not normally at the same time.
Further Reading for Teacher Identified Professional Learning
Below you will find three books that Dr Constantine Campbell has identified as further reading. These readings will give you further insight into the content of the evening and will be valuable to inform your thinking.
1. Köstenberger, A.J. (2011). Excellence: The Character of God and the Pursuit of Scholarly Virtue. Crossway: Wheaton.
2. Beardslee, W.A. (1961). Human Achievement and Divine Vocation in the Message of Paul. Studies in Biblical Theology 31. Naperville, IL: Alec R. Allenson.
3. Wariboko, N. (2009). The Principle of Excellence: A Framework for Social Ethics. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.