Word puzzles as a learning tool

"Let me tell you a riddle" — Judges 14:12

Word puzzles used in classes and seminars and in the promotion of world evangelism

Some people like to solve word puzzles as a pastime. If you do, use these as a learning tool while you are enjoying the challenge of solving them.

"A highly cited study by Robert S. Weisskirch found that students enjoyed doing crossword puzzles as a way to review the material. He states that when students identify the answers of a crossword puzzle correctly, they may experience an increase in self-confidence. This can have a ripple effect. First, entertaining study materials can increase self-motivation in students to learn and study more. Plus, educational crossword puzzles can ease the anxiety produced by other assessments. Success breeds success by convincing students of their ability.

"In [another study], researchers similarly found that students perceive themselves to be better equipped to handle concepts as a result of the crossword puzzle exercise. A 2013 study came to a similar conclusion, finding that crossword puzzles can help students improve their knowledge of vocabulary, while also increasing their motivation to learn."
    -- Kristen Seikaly

"This is a great way to learn and have fun with it." -- Richard Slusser, Nazarene Bible College student

Biblical Perspectives

Cultural Anthropology

Mirror for Humanity textbook

Introducing Cultural Anthropology textbook

Introduction to Biblical Literature

Bible word search and word scramble puzzles

Introduction to Christian Thought

Introduction to Missions: Puzzles based on material in Discovering Missions by Gailey and Culbertson

Ministry, Church, and Society

Missions promotion

Modern Missionary Movement

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

World Religions

Word scramble puzzles

Cultural Anthropology

Introduction to Biblical Literature

World Religions

Word search puzzles

Cultural Anthropology

Introduction to Biblical Literature

Strategies of missions practices

"I know that . . . no mystery puzzles you" -- Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar words to Daniel (Daniel 4:9, Holman Christian Standard Bible)

"It was fun and informative to complete the puzzles. I appreciate the time you spent creating the puzzles as an interesting method for learning. -- Lynda B., Nazarene Bible College student

    -- Howard Culbertson,

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