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In The Loop What’s Happening at SPU

Faculty Bookshelf

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Improving School Board Effectiveness

A Balanced Governance Approach

Thomas Alsbury, Professor of Educational Leadership (co-editor)

Harvard Education Press, 2015

How can school boards contribute positively to student learning? This book explores policies and actions that school boards can take to make a difference, including practical examples for how to better govern schools.

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A Guide for the Perplexed

Daniel Castelo, Professor of Dogmatic and Constructive Theology

Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015

The doctrine of the Holy Spirit, also known as pneumatology, is rich with significance, yet often overlooked. In this guide, Castelo introduces readers to several of the major theological questions at stake within the field of Christian pneumatology.

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Wearing God

Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God

Lauren Winner, MFA Faculty

HarperOne, 2015

Winner, who teaches in SPU’s MFA in Creative Writing, explores some of the lesser-known ways the Bible invites us to imagine God. “What images and metaphors,” she asks, “does the Bible give us for who God is, and what ways of being with God might those pictures invite?”