Entries by Kristi Starkey

How Adults Learn Today by Dr. Andrew Stenhouse

Adult learners are primarily driven by three things: relevance, immediacy and convenience. Relevancy We file all kinds of data in our minds. And like filing cabinets, our brains get full and unorganized. Many adults have learned to function on a “need-to-know” basis. They focus on obtaining and retaining information if certain they will need to […]

Ordinary Repentance (Luke 3:3-14), Professor Bill Dogterom

Sunday, January 5, 2014 I grew up thinking that repentance was mostly rooted in feeling bad, maybe even guilty, about some thing I had done. I had plenty of practice! Often the threat of eternal damnation spurred the appropriate feelings for which repentance was the response and solution – and that usually meant ‘going forward’ […]

Welcome From The Dean, Andrew Stenhouse, Ed.D.

Welcome to Vanguard University’s School for Graduate and Professional Studies My vision is for our School for Graduate and Professional Studies to clearly be Orange County’s top choice for a professional education with a Christian foundation – a place where you are empowered to discern your calling; discover your giftedness; and develop your competencies. You […]

Word, Work and Wonder as Holistic Ministry, Professor Doug Peterson

Professor Doug Peterson teaches in our Graduate and Professional Studies programs at Vanguard University and he was asked to write and essay for Following Jesus:  Journeys in Radical Discipleship – Essays in Honor of Ronald J Sider By Paul alexander & Al Tizon (eds).  Click Here to order today Professor Peterson writes in his essay “Jesus’ […]

A Missional Orthodoxy: Theology and Ministry in a Post-Christian Context, Gary Tyra, D. Min

Dr. Gary Tyra, Professor of Religion in our Professional Studies program published a new book A Missional Orthodoxy: Theology and Ministry in a Post-Christian Context  The emerging and missional church movements have raised decisive questions about what it means to embody the Christian faith in a post-Christian and postmodern world. A common reactionary response denies the […]

Vanguard University Selected As A Top Military-Friendly School In 2014

Vanguard University of Southern California has been selected as a top military-friendly school in our  2014 Guide to  Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities, a list featured annually in our December issue.  A record number of schools responded to our extensive survey, and MAE staff evaluated each submission by our strict criteria. In this issue, we use […]

College Fosters Early Childhood Education,by Iman Siddiqi, The Orange County Register

Those of us who went through preschool remember little more than nursery rhymes, chocolate pudding and the swing set. But as national standards increase, preschoolers today are acquiring basic skills in writing, mathematics and social interaction. Statistics show that students enrolled in preschool enter kindergarten with stronger academic and social skills than their peers and […]