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Michael S. Lawson

Senior Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership

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
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  • 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
Books
Contributions
  1. "Howard G. Hendricks–A Biographical Sketch." Christian Educators of the 20th Century (2009).
  2. "Kenneth O. Gangel-A Biographical Sketch." Christian Educators of the 20th Century (2009).
  3. "Review of 'Change across Cultures: a Narrative Approach to Social Transformation.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 161, no. 642 (2004). 255-256.
  4. "Kenneth O. Gangel: A True Educational Leader." Christian Education Journal 1, no. 2 (2004). 45-53.
  5. "Howard Hendricks: A Teacher Who Changes Lives." Christian Education Journal 1, no. 2 (2004). 63-71.
  6. "Review of 'Forging a Better Religious Education in the Third Millennium.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 160, no. 638 (2003). 254-255.
  7. "Review of 'How We Learn: a Christian Teacher's Guide to Educational Psychology.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 155 (1998). 504-505.
  8. "Review of 'The Christian Educator's Handbook on Spiritual Formation.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 154 (1997). 255-256.
  9. "Look Who's Going to Seminary." Christianity Today 41, no. 2 (1997). 104-135.
  10. "Review of 'Teaching for Spiritual Growth: An Introduction to Christian Education.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 153 (1996). 383-384.
  11. "Review of 'Teaching As Jesus Taught.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 153 (1996). 232-233.
  12. "Review of 'The Effective Minister of Education: A Comprehensive Handbook.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 153 (1996). 254-255.
  13. "Review of 'Rethinking Christian Education: Explorations in Theory and Practice.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 152 (1995). 504-506.
  14. "Review of 'Why Nobody Learns Much of Anything at Church, and How to Fix It.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 151 (1994). 380-380.
  15. "Review of 'Communication and Conflict Management in Churches and Christian Organizations.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 151 (1994). 248-249.
  16. "Review of 'Teaching for Reconciliation: Foundations and Practice of Christian Educational Ministry.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 150 (1993). 509-509.
  17. "Review of 'Maximize Your Ministy.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 149 (1992). 382-382.
  18. "Review of 'Hiding from Love: How to Change the Patterns of Withdrawal That Isolate and Imprison You.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 149 (1992). 384-384.
  19. "The Sunday School and the Great Commission." Gospel Herald and The Sunday School Times (1992).
  20. "Review of 'The Master Plan of Teaching.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 148 (1991). 379-380.
  21. "Review of 'Parents' Most-Asked Questions about Kids and Schools.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 148 (1991). 255-255.
  22. "Review of 'Revisioning the DRE.'" Christian Education Journal 11 (1991). 119-121.
  23. "Review of 'A Christian Philosophy of Education.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989). 235-236.
  24. "Christian Camping: Decompression for Pressured Kids." Christian Education Today (1987).
  25. "NADCE: Building on Its Past, Looking Toward the Future." Christian Education Today (1987).
  26. "Disciplining Children at Church." Christian Education Today (1986).
  27. "Review of 'Multiple Staff Handbook.'" Christian Education Journal 7, no. 1 (1986). 92-94.
  28. "Adult Ministries—An Indirect Approach." Christian Education Today (1985).

Academic Interests

  • Philosophy and practice of Christian Education

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