Mark Hayse

Dr. Mark Hayse, MidAmerica Nazarene University

Dr. Mark Hayse is Professor of Christian Education, and Director, Honors Program, MidAmerica Nazarene University.

Ordained Elder, Church of the Nazarene

Education:

  • PhD; Educational Studies, 2009, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • MRE; Religious Education, 1993, Nazarene Theological Seminary
  • BA; Religion, 1998, MidAmerica Nazarene University

"The following passage reminds me that the central qualities of Christian faith are suffering love and resurrection hope. In my present life, this passage lends me strength to face the crises of life. I can face suffering - for the sake of loving others - because hope sustains me in the middle of it all. 'But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body (2 Corinthians 4:7-10).'"

Awards and Honors:

  • Alpha Chi Donald Metz Award - Faculty Member of the Year for Distinctive Academic Contributions, 2007
  • Who's Who among America's Teachers, 2005
  • Summa Cum Laude, Nazarene Theological Seminary, 1993
  • Outstanding Graduate in Christian Education, North American Professors of Christian Education, Nazarene Theological Seminary, 1993.

 

Works by this author

Language: English

Electronic Worlds in the Classroom: Teaching and Learning with Role-Based Computer Games

Mark Hayse

This is a book review of "Electronic Worlds in the Classroom: Teaching and Learning with Role-Based Computer Games."

English
Type: 
Book review

Music Industry Leadership: Desired Leadership Traits, Behaviors and Cultures in the Music Industry

Poster, Week of Scholarship, 2015, Student Scholarship.

English
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Image

Religious Architecture in Video Games: a Curricular Proposal for Religious Education

Mark Hayse

The ubiquity and popularity of video games suggest a new medium for religious education. However, the capitalistic and militaristic architecture of many evangelical Christian video games undermines their potential for faithful religious education. Thus, these video games ironically propagate a curriculum of redemptive violence. Video games with religious educational aspirations call for a distinctively religious architecture that intertwines aspects of myth, identity, contemplation, discernment, revelation, transcendence, mutuality, and creativity.

English
Type: 
Presentation

Saving the World One Game at a Time? Justice, Digital Play, and Games for Change

Mark Hayse

The "Games for Change" organization sponsors video game innovations that seek to teach justice and compassion through digital play. Play encompasses many dimensions: learning and growth, perspective taking, self-reflection, critical thinking, and adaptive thinking. However, the educational aims of these games may be diluted by the latent structural qualities within the chosen medium of digital play. In addition, religion appears to be an underutilized resource within these games, despite the great promise and potential of religious education.

English
Type: 
Presentation

Scholarship Revisited: Corrective Lenses, Sustainable Habits, and Getting Started

Mark Hayse

A presentation about scholarship in the Christian context.

English
Type: 
Presentation

Sexual addictions: Understanding the psychology & theology of our sexuality

PowerPoint slide presentation, prepared by Dr. Todd Frye and Dr. Mark Hayse.

English
Type: 
Image

Transcendence and Epiphany in Passage: A Religious Educational Analysis

Mark Hayse

Jason Rohrer's independently produced video game - Passage (2007) - illustrates the potential of video games to mediate transcendence and epiphany through digital play.

English
Type: 
Presentation

Video Games and Ideology

Mark Hayse

This poster was displayed at the MidAmerica Nazarene University Faculty Exhibition, 2013.

English
Type: 
Poster
WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00001966

Video Games as Religious Education Curriculum

Mark Hayse

Thesis: Video games hold promise for situating players within a religious education curriculum that sponsors playful engagement with the ethical and the transcendent.

* At its best, video game curriculum integrates both narrative (explicit) and procedural (implicit) educational strategies.

* However, some evidence suggests that religious video game designers fail to understand either the full curricular potential of the video game medium or the implicit curricular significance of conventional video game procedures.

English
Type: 
Presentation

Youth Ministry Training Lesson 2: Cultural and Social Contexts for Youth Ministry

Youth Leader Training is a collection of 20 lessons designed to provide youth leaders and volunteers with sound principles for shaping and guiding local youth ministries. These lessons attempt to provide a comprehensive approach for a theologically grounded, faithful, ministry with young people for the sake of the Kingdom of God. These lessons are the diligent work of more than fourteen youth ministry educators across the globe. Both seasoned and emerging youth educators, working individually and collectively to design and write the lessons.

English
Type: 
Book chapter

Youth Ministry Training: 20 Foundational Lessons for Youth Ministry

Dean G. Blevins
Deirdre Brower-Latz
Sylvia Cortez
Dave Curtiss
Rick Edwards
Jamie Gates
Jim Hampton
Mark Hayse
Mark Holcomb
Ron Jackson
Simon Jothi
Michael Kipp
Jon Middendorf
Bruce E. Oldham
Rudy Prescod
Youth Ministry Training: 20 Foundational Lessons for Youth Ministry

Youth Leader Training is a collection of 20 lessons designed to provide youth leaders and volunteers with sound principles for shaping and guiding local youth ministries. These lessons attempt to provide a comprehensive approach for a theologically grounded, faithful, ministry with young people for the sake of the Kingdom of God. These lessons are the diligent work of more than fourteen youth ministry educators across the globe. Both seasoned and emerging youth educators, working individually and collectively to design and write the lessons.

 
English
Type: 
Book

Youth Ministry Training: 20 Foundational Lessons for Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry Training: 20 Foundational Lessons for Youth Ministry
Dean G. Blevins
Deirdre Brower-Latz
Sylvia Cortez
Dave Curtiss
Rick Edwards
Jamie Gates
Jim Hampton
Mark Hayse
Mark Holcomb
Ron Jackson
Simon Jothi
Michael Kipp
Jon Middendorf
Bruce E. Oldham
Rudy Prescod
English
Collection Type: 
Collection of Chapters