Rev. Dr. Gordon Mikoski Associate Professor of Christian Education and Editor for Theology Today

    Research Profile

    Profile Gordon Mikoski, MDiv ’88, MA ’89, associate professor of Christian education, earned his MDiv and MA degrees from the Seminary, and his PhD from Emory University. His research and teaching interests focus on Christian education, the sacraments, the doctrine of the Trinity, and practical theology. He has written and edited several books, including: Integrating Work in Theological Education, co-edited with Kathleen Cahalan and Ed Foley (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2017); Opening the Field of Practical Theology, co-edited with Kathleen Cahalan (New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014); Straining at the Oars: Case Studies in Pastoral Leadership, with H. Dana Fearon III (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2013); With Piety and Learning: The History of Practical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, 1812-2012, with Richard R. Osmer (Münster, Germany: Lit Verlag, 2011); and Baptism and Christian Identity: Teaching in the Triune Name (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009). He serves as the editor for Theology Today and as the director of the PhD program at the Seminary. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he served a church in the Detroit area for eight years before returning to academia.

    Teaching Profile

    Philosophies of Practical Reason
    Educational Ministry and the Learning Sciences
    Curriculum and Methods of Instruction
    Educational Psychology
    Teaching the Bible in the Church

    Selected Publications

    Books

    “The Doctrine of the Sacraments,” Oxford Handbook of Presbyterianism. New York: Oxford, 2019.

    “Confirmation Basics: Purpose, Design, and Leadership” with Teri Elton and Lisa Kimball, Word and World (2018).
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    “From Magic Curriculums to the Interplay of the Workbench: Some Insights about Learning and the Brain for Rethinking Confirmation Work,” Word and World (2018).

    “Learning in the Image of God: Encountering God in Body, Mind, Spirit, and Relationship,” with Katherine M. Douglass, Confirming Faith: Faith Formation as Practical Theology, edited by Richard R. Osmer and Katherine M. Douglass, Eerdmans, 2018.

    “A Spirit-Led People: Traditioned Innovation for Confirmation in Congregations and Denominations,” with Reginald Blount, Confirming Faith: Faith Formation as Practical Theology, edited by Richard R. Osmer and Katherine M. Douglass, Eerdmans, 2018.

    Integrating Work in Theological Education, co-edited with Kathleen Cahalan and Ed Foley, (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2016).

    Opening the Field of Practical Theology, co-edited with Kathleen Cahalan (New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014).

    Straining at the Oars: Case Studies in Pastoral Leadership, with H. Dana Fearon III (GrandRapids: Eerdmans, 2013).

    With Piety and Learning: The History of Practical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, 1812-2012, with Richard R. Osmer (Münster, Germany: Lit Verlag, 2011).

    Baptism and Christian Identity: Teaching in the Triune Name (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009).

    Articles

    “Heavy Metal Magnificat,” Theology Today 77(1), 2019.

    “On the Mediation of Mediation of Mediation: The (Im)possibility of Online Communion and the Limits of Online Worship” [translated and published simultaneously as “Über die Mediation der Mediation der Mediation: Die (Un-)Möglichkeit von Online-Abendmahl”], Liturgie und Kultur: Zeitschrift der Liturgischen Konferenz für Gottesdienst, Musik, und Kunst, 8:1 (2018), 6-18.

    “Reimagining the Future in Light of our Evolutionary Past,” Theology Today 73(4), 2017.

    “Bodying Forth the Forms of Things Unknown,” Theology Today 74(3), 2017. “Reimagining the Future in Light of our Evolutionary Past,” Theology Today 73(4), 2017.

    “A Failure of Theological Imagination: Beginning to Deal with the Legacy of Princeton Seminary on Matters of Slavery and Race,” Theology Today 73(2), 2016.

    “Better Together: New Perspectives on Human Uniqueness,” Theology Today 72(2), 2015.

    “Ashes at the Train Station,” Teaching Theology and Religion (forthcoming).

    “Neo-Protestant Practical Theology” in Openings to Practical Theology, Gordon S. Mikoski and Kathleen Cahalan, editors (New York: Roman and Littlefield, 2014).

    “Just Water?” Theology Today 70(1), 2013.

    “Education, Christianity, Modern Europe and America,” in The Encyclopedia of the Bible and its

    Reception (Berlin, Germany: DeGruyter, 2013).

    “Practices,” in The Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics, Joel B. Green, ed. (Ada, MI: Baker

    Academic, 2011).

     

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