In a May 30, 2014 issue of Faculty Focus, Rob Kelly mentioned five things that online students want from their instructors. Let’s look at those five points and consider how we can integrate these concerns into our online courses:

You are about to graduate from college, and let’s face it, you are freaking out. Most of your friends already have jobs lined up, and you are STILL interviewing. It seems like you always make it to the top 5, but then something happens to boot you from the line-up. You’ve got great interview skills, and a great resume, and you are, to put it bluntly . . . desperate. At this point, you will take ANYTHING!

Well, hold on. Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t accept a job offer just because it was made.

In this highlight video from a lecture on the effects of pornography on relationships, Jeff Logue, Ph.D. presents a biblical definition of masculinity. Dr. Logue uses John 8:2-9 to communicate this definition.

In this highlight video from a lecture entitled "Corinth in Context," Christopher Gornold-Smith discusses the archaeological finds of the ancient biblical city of Corinth. These archaeological finds help shape the context of the book of 1st and 2nd Corinthians.

When reflecting on assessment, one often thinks of quizzes, mid-term exams, or final exams. In online instruction, tests are often the assessment of choice because of the automated systems for grading that saves time. In reflecting on your assessment of online courses, consider these questions:

Odds are you did not pass over that title in apathetic disregard. Let’s face it; the statement reeks of blasphemy. But before you accuse me of being a “hairy tick,” or haul me before a tribunal for doctrinal purity, give ear to the following story.


In our busy world, happiness isn't always easy to come by. Everyone is looking for ways to get more enjoyment out of life. Here are five successful tips for living a happier life.

Heroes come in all varieties. Some run to the sound of battle. Others place the safety of others above their own. And while less dramatic, some people, like Elizabeth Galley Wilson, are heroes because of their courageous demonstration of a life well lived.

In Part 1 we argued that Paul’s use of an A—B—A’ literary structure to deliver the promise “All things work together for good” in Romans 8:28 serves two functions: first, it identifies God, not “chance” or “fate,” as the agent working together for good, and second, it restricts this promise to believers.

Blake Snyder’s beat sheet from Save the Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need is the primary structure or foundation by which we are going to build our story. It’s the skeleton of the screenplay on which we will soon put on flesh. The beat sheet is a lot more than just Act I, Act II and Act III.