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NACFLA Journal: Volume 3 Spring 2007

Excerpt from Editorial:  Christian theology, Stephen Webb argues, teaches that “freedom begins in the ear before it reaches the mouth.”1 Hearing (not here to be equated with a certain physical means of receiving auditory stimuli) has a basic place in the process of spiritual growth – Webb goes as far as to claim that “all of biblical religion can …

NACFLA Journal: Volume 3 Spring 2006

Most readers of this journal are probably familiar with the volume The Gift of the Stranger: Faith, Hospitality and Foreign Language Learning  that I coauthored with Barbara Carvill. This is no great boast; the literature on faith and language learning is small enough that anyone interested in the topic is likely to have picked it up it regardless of …

NACFLA Journal: Volume 3 Spring 2005

Study of the interface between Christian belief and education in foreign languages and literatures requires attention to relevant developments not only in disciplines such as literary studies or applied linguistics, but also in theology. Theological reflection on cultural difference and relationships between cultures, while far from being the only relevant theological discussion, is particularly pertinent. A recent work that deserves …

NACFLA Journal: Volume 3 Spring 2004

Excerpt from editorial: It is the day of Pentecost. An assorted group of followers of a recently executed Messiah – one of a series of such figures to emerge in recent times in turbulent Judea, but this time rumored to have risen from the dead – are assembled in a house in Jerusalem. They have never read the …

NACFLA Journal: Volume 3 Spring 2003

Excerpt from Editorial:  It was 6:30 in the evening on New Year’s Eve. I had landed in Germany with a group of students earlier that day and traveled by train to Köln. After months of anticipation and a night of largely sleepless travel it felt surreal to suddenly find ourselves in Germany. Now, after catching a few hours of …

NACFLA Journal: Volume 3 Spring 2002

Excerpt from Editorial: The ideal of authenticity has informed the development of foreign language pedagogy over at least the past three decades. Through its influential role in the rhetoric of communicative language teaching, it has helped to motivate far-reaching curricular change, despite being assigned meanings that are not only diverse, but potentially in tension with one another.

NACFLA Journal: Volume 2 Spring 2001

Excerpt from the Foreword: “As NACFLA celebrates its 10th annual conference this year by returning to Wheaton College where the first annual conference took place (the previous year an organizational meeting was held at Palm Beach Atlantic College, West Palm Beach, FL), it is almost inevitable that we look back at our past in order …

NACFLA Journal: Volume 1 Spring 2000

Excerpt from the Letter from the Editor: “It is with great joy, a deep sense of blessing, and immense gratitude that I welcome the first volume of the Journal of Christianity and Foreign Languages (JCFL). I have great joy, because this is, to my knowledge, the first refereed journal dedicated to publishing research written from …