Mark Hayse

 
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Mark Hayse

Professor of Christian Education
Director, Honors Program

Ordained Elder, Church of the Nazarene

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

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“This 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).'"

—Mark Hayse

Awards & Honors
Publications
Presentations

Awards & 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.

Publications

  • Hayse, M. (2012). On the question of Christology: a theological response to Andy Stirrup’s On the question of superheroes. The Journal of Youth Ministry, 11(1), 133-137.
  • Hayse, M. (2012). Adventure. In R. Johnson, C. Detweiler, & B. Taylor (Eds.), Don’t Stop Believin’: Pop Culture and Religion from Ben-Hur to Zombies (pp. 67-69). Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press.
  • Hayse, M. (2012). Doom. In R. Johnson, C. Detweiler, & B. Taylor (Eds.), Don’t Stop Believin’: Pop Culture and Religion from Ben-Hur to Zombies (pp. 137-139). Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press.
  • Hayse, M. (2012). SimCity. In R. Johnson, C. Detweiler, & B. Taylor (Eds.), Don’t Stop Believin’: Pop Culture and Religion from Ben-Hur to Zombies (pp. 154-156). Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press.
  • Hayse, M. (2012). World of Warcraft. In R. Johnson, C. Detweiler, & B. Taylor (Eds.), Don’t Stop Believin’: Pop Culture and Religion from Ben-Hur to Zombies (pp. 202-203). Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press.
  • Hayse, M. (2012). Education (religious). In M. Wolf (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Video Games: The Culture, Technology, and Art of Gaming. (Vol. 1, pp. 181-184). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Press.
  • Hayse M. (2012). God games. In M. Wolf (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Video Games: The Culture, Technology, and Art of Gaming. (Vol. 1, pp. 264-266). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Press.
  • Hayse, M. (2012). Morality and ethics. In M. Wolf (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Video Games: The Culture, Technology, and Art of Gaming. (Vol. 2, pp. 416-420). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Press.
  • Hayse, M. (2012). Spirituality. In M. Wolf (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Video Games: The Culture, Technology, and Art of Gaming. (Vol. 2, pp. 616-620). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Press. /
  • Hayse, M. (2012). Video game spiritualities: exploring the formative power of digital play. Immerse Journal 2(6), 10-17.
  • Hayse, M. (2011). The mediation of transcendence within The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. In J. Walls (Ed.), The Legend of Zelda and Theology, (pp. 83-96). Los Angeles, CA: Gray Matter Books.
  • Hayse, M. (2010). Creating communities of practice: putting situated learning into action. Immerse Journal, 4(1), 23-27.
  • Hayse, M. (2010). Toward a theological understanding of the religious significance of videogames. Common Ground Journal, 7(2), 68-80. Retrieved from http://www.commongroundjournal.org
  • Hayse, M. (2010). Ultima IV: Simulating the religious quest. In C. Detweiler (Ed.), Halos and Avatars: Playing Video Games with God, (pp. 34-46). Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press.
  • Hayse, M. (2007). Teaching and learning within a video game culture. Common Ground Journal, 5(1), 21-33. Retrieved from http://www.commongroundjournal.org
  • Hayse, M. (2007). Electronic worlds in the classroom (book review). Teaching Theology and Religion, 10(3), 207-208.
  • Hampton, J. & Hayse, M. (2003). A different view of family ministry. YouthWorker Journal Online. Retrieved from http://www.youthspecialties.com
  • Hayse, M. (2001). Understanding your role as a guide. In J. Hampton & R. Edwards (Eds.), Worship-Centered Teaching: Guiding Youth to Discover Their Identity in Christ, (pp. 47-62). Kansas City, Missouri: Beacon Hill Press.
  • Hayse, M. (1998). Vital connection: Nazarene church membership for teens. Kansas City, Missouri: Nazarene Publishing House.

Presentations

  • Hayse, M. (2013). Transcendence and Epiphany in the Video Game "Passage": A Religious Educational Analysis. Presented at the Faculty Exhibition, MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe KS, April 4.
  • Hayse, M. & D. Zsupan-Jerome. (2012). Sherry Turkle’s “Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other.” Panel discussion at Religious Education Association, Atlanta GA, November 3.
  • Hayse, M. (2012). Saving the world one game at a time? Justice, digital play, and Games for Change. Presented at Religious Education Association, Atlanta GA, November 4.
  • Hayse, M. (2012). Youth, obesity, and the rhetorics of faith. Presented at Association of Youth Ministry Educators, Dallas TX, October 21.
  • Hayse, M. (2012). Pluriform religious experience and digital ludic mediation. Presented at Wesleyan Philosophical Society, Nashville TN, March 2.
  • Hayse, M. (2012). Perichoresis as a theological foundation for multiple-staff and team-based ministry. Presented at Team Day, Kansas City District Church of the Nazarene, Olathe KS, February 25.
  • Hayse, M. (2012). Toward a practical theology of play, gaming, and recreation for ministry with youth. Presented at Team Day, Kansas City District Church of the Nazarene, Olathe KS, February 25
  • Hayse, M. (2012). Video games, curriculum theory, and religious education. Presented for Mediated Religion class at Nazarene Theological Seminary, February 1.
  • Frye, T. & M. Hayse. (2012). Toward a theology of the body for sexual integrity. Presented at Men of Valor conference, Olathe KS, January 28.
  • Hayse M. (2011). How do practical theology and culture interact? Panel discussion at National Youth Workers Convention, Atlanta GA, November 20.
  • Hayse M. (2011). Theological issues impacting the Christian formation of adolescents. Panel discussion at National Youth Workers Convention, Atlanta GA, November 20.
  • Frye, T. and Hayse M. (2011). A leaders’ guide to responding to those who struggle with sexual obsessions. Presented at Missional Leaders’ Conference, Asia-Pacific Region Church of the Nazarene, Manila, Philippines, October 29.
  • Frye, T. and Hayse M. (2011). Pornography: how it artificially meets unmet spiritual and relational needs. Presented at Missional Leaders’ Conference, Asia-Pacific Region Church of the Nazarene, Manila, Philippines, October 27.
  • Frye, T. and Hayse M. (2011). Understanding sexual shame and its impact on our relationships with God and others. Presented at Missional Leaders’ Conference, Asia-Pacific Region Church of the Nazarene, Manila, Philippines, October 27.
  • Frye, T. and Hayse M. (2011). Sexual addictions and a theology of the body. Presented at Missional Leaders’ Conference, Asia-Pacific Region Church of the Nazarene, Manila, Philippines, October 27.
  • Hayse, M. (2011). Situated learning and youth ministry. Live webinar and recorded webinar at Barefoot Ministries, Nazarene Publishing House, Kansas City MO, October 13.
  • Hayse, M. (2011). Play, gaming, and the Christian life. Presented at Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries International Convention, Olathe KS, August 3.
  • Hayse, M. (2011). Hospitality: the heart and soul of cultural diversity. Presented at Mentoring Initiative Conference, Kansas City MO, June 23.
  • Hayse, M. (2011). Youth culture, identity construction, and the interpretive task. Presented at Mentoring Initiative Conference, Kansas City MO, June 22.
  • Hayse. M. (2011). Implicit theological ironies within the video game Left Behind: Eternal Forces. Presented at Wesleyan Theological Society, Dallas TX, March 4.
  • Hayse, M. (2011). The non-neutrality of video game technologies. Presented at Wesleyan Philosophical Society, Dallas TX, March 3.
  • Hayse, M. (2010). Communities of practice in youth ministry. Presented at Evangelical Free Church of America Recharge, Melbourne FL, November 11.
  • Hayse, M. (2010). Religious architecture in video games: A curricular proposal for religious education. Presented at Religious Education Association, Denver CO, November 8.
  • Hayse, M. (2010). Video games as religious education curriculum. Presented at Games+Learning+Society 6.0, Madison WI, June 10.
  • Hayse, M. (2010). Emergent, emerging, missional: A conversation about current cultural shifts and theological trends facing the church today. Moderated at Pastors and Leaders Conference, MidAmerica Nazarene University, June 2.
  • Hayse, M. (2010). Religious architecture in role-playing videogames. Presented at Faculty Exhibition, MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe KS, April 1.
  • Hayse, M. (2010). Toward a theological understanding of the religious significance of videogames. Presented at President’s Breakfast Club, MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe KS, March 24.
  • Hayse, M. (2009). Redeeming videogames: Examining the implicit theological curriculum of a procedural medium. Presented at Association of Youth Ministry Educators Conference, Louisville KY, October 18.
  • Hayse, M. (2009). What video games teach us about education. Presented at Nazarene Educators Worldwide: E3 Conference, Orlando FL, June 24.
  • Hayse, M. (2008), Play and pedagogy. Presented at Trinity International University, seminar, Deerfield IL, 2008.
  • Hayse, M. (2008). Appreciative inquiry: Leading change through hospitable collaboration. Presented at Nazarene Theological Seminary, seminar, Kansas City MO, June 5.
  • Hayse, M. (2007). Discovering your call to ministry. Presented at Nazarene Youth Congress, St. Louis MO, July 11-13.
  • Hayse, M. (2006). Reconciliation as a biblical-theological organizing principle for theological education. Presented at Association of Youth Ministry Educators Conference, Denver CO, October 21.
  • Hayse, M. (2006). Gifted learners in the Christian community. Presented at Phi Delta Lambda Honor Society Breakfast, MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe KS, May 6.
  • Hayse, M. (2005). Leading with one eye on the past and one eye on the future. Presented at Nazarene Youth International Convention, Olathe KS, August 9.
  • Hayse, M. (2004). Youth ministry programming and the Christian calendar. Presented at Nazarene Pastors and Leaders Conference, Olathe KS, July 14.

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