FOSTER, CHARLES R., 1937-.
Charles R. Foster papers
> Writings Lectures and Presentations

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All or portions of this collection are housed off-site. Materials can still be requested but researchers should expect a delay of up to two business days for retrieval.

Series 3
Writings, Lectures, and Presentations, 1959-2015, undated
Boxes 2-4, 6, 8-9

Scope and Content Note

Consists of articles (in both manuscript and draft form) by Foster, as well as notes and transcripts of lectures and sermons. Folders are arranged alphabetically. Most articles and some lectures are filed by title. Untitled lectures are filed under the name of the city in which the lecture was delivered. Foster also spoke frequently at United Methodist annual conferences. Materials related to these lectures are filed under the name of the annual conference. Of particular interest are files on Foster’s activities in other countries, including Japan, Fiji, and Singapore.

Arrangement Note

Arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder Content
8 24 Alban Board Presentation, Indianapolis, IN, 2007 Mar 16
2 8 Anderson University, 1997 September 29-30
2 9 Army Chaplains, 1989 November 6-10
8 26 Art: Its Cultural Significance, History of Art survey, 1960 May 5
8 27 Articles by Charles Foster, 1980 - 1990
8 28 Articles by Charles Foster, 1991 - 2000
8 29 Articles by Charles Foster, 2001-2010
8 30 Articles by Charles Foster, 2011-2015
2 10 Asheville, NC, 1999
6 7 Association of Theological Schools presentation, 2007.
2 11 Austin Faculty Workshops, 1997 September 5
2 12 Austin Lectures, 1988
8 31 Being Black/Teaching Black, publication material, 2004 Dec 9
2 13 “Beyond White Privilege: Choosing Resources for Teaching and Learning...,” 1994
2 14-15 Book Reviews, 1982-1986, undated
8 32 Book Reviews, 1989 - 2015
2 16 Book Review Essay for Living Light, 1989
2 17 Book Review Essay for Quarterly Review, 1981
2 18 Book Review, Teaching for Faith, 1993
2 19 Book Review, Theological Approaches to Christian Education, circa 1990
2 20 Book Review, Understanding Christian Education, 1970
2 21 Book Review, What Color Is Your God?, undated
2 22 Buchanan, Kim, Ordination, 1999 July 17
9 13 "Burden of Every Song: A Close Reading of Charles Foster's..." (Christopher K. Richardson), dissertation, 2001 Oct
6 17 Catholic Field Educators presentation, 2014.
2 23 Catholics in Education Conference, 1993 October 23
2 24 CCOM, New Orleans, La., 1988 October 24
2 25 Centenary First United Methodist Church, Teacher Recognition Dinner, undated
2 26 Central Presbyterian Church, 1999 January 24
8 33 Chapel Sermon, Candler School of Theology, 1998 Sep 8
2 27 Chapel Sermon, 1999 September 2
2 28 Chapel Service, 2000 February 24
2 29 Chicago, 1999 February
2 30 “Children and the Church,” 1978
2 31 Children in Worship, Workshop, undated
6 10 Christ College--Valparaiso University presentations, 2008.
2 32 The Christian Century, Essay, undated
2 33 Christian Education Effectiveness Project, 1989-1990
2 34 Christian Education Retreat, 2000 February 4
2 35 Christian Educators Fellowship Board Presentation, 1988 February
2 36 Christian Educators Fellowship National Conference, 1986
2 37 Christian Educators Fellowship, New Orleans, La., 1988 October 24-29
8 34 Christian Education Fellowship, The words We Use and the Messages They Communicate, 2000 Jul 15
2 38 Christian Scholarship Fund Lecture, 2000 February 26
2 39 Committee of 100 Meeting, 1988
8 35 Common School Reform in Hartford, Connecticut 1838-1847, A Study of the Source of Resistance and Acceptance to Common School Reform, 1968 May 28
2 40 Contextual Education, Presentation to the Committee of 100, 1998
2 41 CRC Vision Statement, 1988
8 36 Cultures Matter, article for Religious Education, 2006 Oct 16 - 2007 Jan 5
2 42 Curriculum Resource Listening Post Project, 1991
2 43 “Diaconal Ministry: Vision and Reality,” 1990
2 44 “The Director’s Page,” 1967 January
8 37 Drama: All Eyes on Joseph, Corning NY, undated
8 38 Drama: No room at the Inn, 1963
2 45 “Double Messages: Ethnocentrism in Church Education,” Religious Education, 1987
2 46 Educational Directions for Inclusivity, Faculty Retreat Lecture, 1990
2 47 Emory District, 1999 January 10
6 13 Encycolopedia of Christian Education essays and correspondence, 2012-2014.
2 48 FAYM, Spring 1994
2 49-51 Fiji, 1995
2 52 Fiji, Plans, 1994-1995
6 8 First United Methodist Church, Salem, OR, lenten study, 2007.
8 39 For the Board of Ministerial Training and Qualifications, paper, 1964 Jun 3
6 9 Formation of an Ethical Professional Identity Conference presentation, 2008.
2 53 “From Babel to Pentecost: Christianity in a World of Many Cultures,” 1986-1987
2 54 “The Fruit of Knowledge and the Bread of Life,” Insight, 1994
3 1 “The Future of Local Church Education,” undated
3 2 General Board of Discipleship, Section, on Christian Education, Lecture, 1988
3 3 Glenn Memorial Teacher Recognition Dinner, 1989
3 4 “Good News for Children,” 1981 October 23-25
3 5 “Graces of the Child in the Church,” 1978-1979
9 1 Graduate school papers, 1966 Nov 2 - 1968 May 28
3 6 “Guiding the Development of Persons,” The Church School, 1977-1978
3 7 “High School: Psychosocial Moratorium or Holding Tank?,” 1987
3 8 “The High School and Youth Ministry: A Critical Perspective,” 1988
3 9 Hoffman Ordination Sermon, 1992
3 10 Holston Conference Christian Educators Fellowship, 1990
9 2 Hood River Sermon, Asbury United Methodist Church, Hood River, OR, 2001 May - June 24
9 3 Horace Bushnell on Education, Charles Foster's Dissertation for Doctor of Education, 1971
9 4 In a Multicultural Society, What Kind of Community do we Seek Through the Chruch's Education, 1990 Nov 12
8 25 Interdenominational Laboratory School, 1964
3 11 Intergenerational Lab School, 1969
3 12 Interview from The Leader, 1995
3 13 Introduction/Chapter 1, undated
3 14 Iowa Conference Lecture, 1993-1994
3 15-16 Japan/U.S. Christian Education Conference, 1987
3 17 Japan/U.S. Christian Education Seminar, 1990-1991
9 5 Journey Together to Emmaus, Lenten study at Candler School of Theology, 2000
3 18 Kentucky Christian Educators Fellowship, 1988 September 9
3 19 Korean Pastors Seminar, 1989
3 20 LaGrange College Faculty, 1996 December 3
3 21 LaGrange, Ga., 1990 April 1-3
3 22 Lake Charles, La., 1989 September 23
3 23 Lake Junaluska, 1995 July
6 11 Lancaster Theological Seminary lecture, 2009.
3 24 Linworth United Methodist Church, 1996 February
3 25 “Looking Back into the Future,” 1989
3 26 “Looking from the Past into the Future of Protestant Church Education,” undated
3 27 Louisville, Ky., 1996 October 10-11
3 28 Lutheran Lecture, 1992 February 1
3 29 “Making the Bible Come Alive for Children,” Naperville, Ill., 1982 February 20
3 30 Meditation on the Wilderness, undated
3 31 Methodist Theological School in Ohio Alumni Days Lecture, 1991
3 32 “Ministry and Education,” 1988
6 19 Miscellaneous Teaching Resources
3 33 Mississippi Ministers’ Week, 1987 February
3 34 Montgomery First, 1989 October
3 35 “Multicultural Education: A New Direction for Religious Education,” 1991
6 1 National Youth Forum, United Methodist Church, 1994.
3 36 North Baptist, 1997 November 6-7
3 37 Northern Illinois Christian Educators Fellowship, 1991 March 1-2
3 38 North Georgia Youth Ministers’ Luncheon, 1990 October 11
3 39 North Georgia Youth Workshop, 1989 October 7
3 40 North Naples United Methodist Church, 1996 November 1-3
3 41 “Nourishing Your Child’s Faith,” Christian Home, 1983
9 14 The Novel in the Pacific Northwest: The Study of the Development of Literary Expression within a Regional Cultural Milieu, 1960 May
3 42 Oregon-Idaho Conference, 1998 April
3 43 Oregon-Idaho Conference, 1999 October 8-10
3 44 Oregon Rally, 1990
6 12 Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference keynote address, 2010.
6 5 Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference Task Force on Leadership Excellence, 2006-2008
3 45 Outlines, undated
3 46 Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Wednesday Night Program, 1994 September 21
3 47 Presbyterian Educators, 1992 March 19
3 48 “Proclaiming the Word with Children,” Worship Alive, undated
3 49 “Proposal for Thinking Strategically about Non-Traditional Forms of New Congregational Development,” undated
3 50 “Rebellion for Good,” New Creation, 1968, 1970
3 51 Reflections on Vocation, 2000 April 11
6 14 Response essay, "Overcoming Religious Illiteracy," 2013.
6 16 Response essay, "Pedagogical Imagination in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion," 2013.
3 52 Response to Rebecca Chopp, undated
3 53 Sacred Worth, 2000 March 3
3 54 Saint Pius High School, 1996 September 30
3 55 Saint Vincent, 1985 July
3 56 San Antonio, 1989 January 5-7
3 57 Scarritt, 1998 June
9 7 Sermons, 1959 Jul 5 - 1963 Apr 28
9 6 Sermons, 1963
3 58-59 Sermons, 1972-1987, undated
3 60 Sermon, 1997 July 4
3 61 Sermon, “Cacophony or Chorus,” 1992 August
3 62 Sermon, Cedar Falls, Ia., 1994 May 15
3 63 Sermon, Cannon Chapel, 1990 March 6
3 64 Sermon, Cannon Chapel, 1993 April 6
9 8 Sermons, Corning NY, 1963 Jul 7 - 1964 Nov 15
9 9 Sermons, Corning NY, 1965 Jan 3 - Oct 24
9 10 Sermons, Corning NY, 1966 Jan 16 - Jun 12
9 11 Sermons, First United Methodist Church, Salem OR, 2005 Feb 6 - 2007 May 13
3 65 Sermon, Lent, 1988 March 2
4 1 Sermon, Northwoods United Methodist Church, 1995 August 20
4 2 Sermon, “Silence of God,” Northwoods United Methodist Church, 1993 August 8
6 3 Sermons, 1999-2009.
4 3 Service of Dedication for Church School, 1985
4 4 Singapore, 1990 May 20-27
4 5 “Some Second Thoughts on Ethnicity, Culture, and Christian Education,” 1990
4 6 Southeastern Jurisdiction, Alumni Presentation, 2000 March 29
4 7 Southeastern Jurisdiction, Meeting with Bishops, 2000
4 8 South Georgia, 1997 January 13, 20
4 9 South Georgia Christian Education Sunday, 1996 September 14
4 10 Spirituality Retreat, 1994
4 11 “The Stewardship of a Car,” undated
4 12 Suicide Conference, 2000 April 5
9 12 Teaching as Salvific Practice and Salvific Practices in Teaching, two unpublished lectures, Wesley Theological Seminary, 2001 May 28
4 13 “Teaching Authority in Cultural Perspective,” 1990
9 15 The Teaching Ministry of Laity, B. D. thesis at Union Theological Seminary, 1963
4 14 “Telling Our Faith Story,” Adult Leader, 1983
4 15 Touch the Water, Taste the Bread, Manuscript, 1997 Taste the Bread, Manuscript, 1997
9 16 Toward a Christian Education Emcompassing the Human quest for Particularity and Wholeness, 1990 Dec
4 16 Tupelo, Miss., 1983 October 2-4
4 17 United Church of Christ, Southeast Conference, 1997 June 13-14
6 6 United Methodist Association of Scholars of Christian Education presentation, 2007.
4 18 Virginia Conference, 1998
4 19 “A Vision for Christian Education,” 1994 November 12
4 20 “Vital Congregations: The Role of Christian Education,” undated
9 17 "Vital Congregations: The Role of Christian Education," UMC Board of Higher Education, 1990s (mid) circa
4 21 “The Volunteer Teacher in the Church,” correspondence, 1985
9 18 Wartburg Theological Seminary conference, 2004 Jun 22 - 24
9 19 We Are the Church Together, report for the consultation on culturally diverse congregations, 1993 Oct 8-9
4 22 We Are the Church Together, Report for the Consultation on Culturally Diverse Congregations, 1993
6 4 Wesley Theological Seminary lecture, 2001.
4 23 Western Theological Seminary, 1998 January 20
4 24 “What Does It Mean to Be a White Person?,” The Church School, 1978
4 25 “When Pastors Teach,” Circuit Rider, 1982
9 20 Where Have All the Children Gone? Unpublished article, undated
9 21 Willamette University Honors Annual, selected essays, 1959
4 26 Wisconsin Conference, 1998 October 9-11
4 27 Worship Services, 1980-1984
4 28 Workbook for Senior High Sex Education, undated
4 29 Youth Curriculum Resources Committee, Design Team Report, 1978
4 30 Youth Forum, 1994
6 15 Youth Theological Initiative address, 2013.
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