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Ph.D. Leadership, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; B.R.E. Pre-Seminary, Baptist Bible College; Th.M. Old Testament, Grace Theological Seminary
Dr. Mark Eckel is Professor of Leadership, Education, and Discipleship for Capital Bible Seminary. Indianapolis, Indiana is his home. For 30 years Mark has served the Christian education community as a high school teacher, college professor, and international speaker. Mark’s responsibilities have included daily instruction, curriculum development, mentoring teachers, and conference speaking on Christian education issues in hundreds of venues.In 1995 Cedarville University selected Mark as the Delta Chi Teacher of the Year. In 2010 Lenawee Christian School honored Mark with its Heart for Leadership Award.
Mark’s original curricula Let God Be God: The Nature and Characteristics of God and Timeless Truth: An Apologetic for the Reliability, Authenticity, and Authority of Scripture have served the Christian school movement around the world. In 2006 Mark consulted with Chuck Colson to produce a curriculum for high school students called Rewired. Since then he has produced both online and print curricula for various ministries. Mark’s book The Whole Truth: Classroom Strategies for Biblical Integration has helped thousands of Christian school teachers practice biblical integration in their classrooms. While in the Educational Ministries Department at Moody Bible Institute, Mark developed and wrote the course “Faith and Learning” instituted in 2004. In 2011 Dr. Eckel designed the Interdisciplinary Studies Program (IDS) for Crossroads Bible College.
Intégrité has recently published four of Mark’s scholarly journal articles: one on faculty evaluation in higher education, another on adult learning, a third about Hebrew ideals of education, and the most recent on the impetus death provides for learning. Mark has also contributed a chapter to Four Perspectives on Your Child’s Education (Broadman & Holman, 2009).In the summer of 2010 Dr. Eckel presented two papers.At the C.S. Lewis Conference at Taylor University Mark delivered a paper entitled, “Devils in My Heart: Chesterton’s View of Human Nature through Father Brown.”At the International Institute for Christian Studies Dr. Eckel spoke on “And the Nations Will Say: Apologetic Testimony from an Unlikely Source.” Summer and Fall of 2011 Mark spoke at Indiana Wesleyan University’s “Faith in the Science Classroom,” Biblical Leadership at Columbia International University, two courses for the M.A., Ph.D. programs at Lancaster Bible College/Graduate School on theological foundations, and day long Christian school events in Arizona and Colorado. In the summer of 2011 Mark’s children–Tyler and Chelsea–helped their dad write three, 4,000 word essays on Stephen Crane, Jane Austen, and the Romantic poets. Mark writes book and movie reviews, essays, and audio-blogs for Moody Radio. He is continuing work on a Christian critique of Gothic horror novels such as Frankenstein.
Providence Center for Urban Leadership Development (PCULD) in Denver, CO has asked Mark to be scholar-in-residence for the 2012-13 fellowship year. Dr. Eckel will coordinate curriculum and teach in the program dedicated to developing Christian city leaders.
Dr. Eckel is a featured speaker and writer on faith-learning integration, worldview, culture, film critique, apologetics, education, curriculum development, instructional methodologies, and Christian school philosophy.Mark is an ordained minister with a Th.M. in Old Testament and a Ph.D. in Leadership.
Mark’s wife Robin is a second grade Christian school teacher. They have two grown children: Tyler and Chelsea.
Besides family and friends, NFL football, Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee, Syracuse Lacrosse, books, movies, and maple sugar candy (among many good things in God’s creation) bring a smile to Mark’s face.