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Michael S. Lawson

Senior Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership; Coordinator of the Doctorate in Educational Ministry degree

BBA, University of North Texas, 1965; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1969; PhD, Oklahoma University, 1983.

Dr. Lawson has a devoted twenty-six years to Dallas Seminary and over four decades to pastoral work and Christian education. His active international teaching and preaching schedule has carried him to more than twenty countries throughout Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle-East, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Dr. Lawson is currently focusing on marriage and family ministry at both the master's and doctoral level.

Michael S. Lawson
FAB 120
  • CE101 - Educational Process of the Church
  • CE102 - History and Philosophy of C.E.
  • CE103 - Teaching Process
  • CE205 - Small Group Process in Ministry
  • CE215 - Teaching in Christian Higher Education
  • CE505-1 - Dynamics of a Christian Marriage
  • CE505-3 - Dynamics of a Christian Family
  • CE515 - Family Life Education
  • CE720 - Creativity
  • CE2005 - Seminar in Christian Higher Education
  • DM103 - The Applied Research Project
  • DM305 - Selected Topics of Christian
  • DM315 - Creative Problem-solving
  • DM340 - Strategic Resource Development
  • DM420 - Creativity in Ministry
  • WM405 - Christian Education in Intercultural Contexts
  1. Lawson, Michael S., "Howard G. Hendricks–A Biographical Sketch." Christian Educators of the 20th Century (2009).
  2. Lawson, Michael S., "Kenneth O. Gangel-A Biographical Sketch." Christian Educators of the 20th Century (2009).
  3. Lawson, Michael S., "Kenneth O. Gangel: A True Educational Leader." Christian Education Journal 1, no. 2 (2004). 45-53.
  4. Lawson, Michael S., "Howard Hendricks: A Teacher Who Changes Lives." Christian Education Journal 1, no. 2 (2004). 63-71.
  5. Lawson, Michael S., "Look Who's Going to Seminary." Christianity Today 41, no. 2 (1997). 104-135.
  6. Lawson, Michael S., "The Sunday School and the Great Commission." Gospel Herald and The Sunday School Times (1992).
  7. Lawson, Michael S., "Christian Camping: Decompression for Pressured Kids." Christian Education Today (1987).
  8. Lawson, Michael S., "NADCE: Building on Its Past, Looking Toward the Future." Christian Education Today (1987).
  9. Lawson, Michael S., "Disciplining Children at Church." Christian Education Today (1986).
  10. Lawson, Michael S., "Adult Ministries—An Indirect Approach." Christian Education Today (1985).

Academic Interests

  • Philosophy and practice of Christian Education