Sharon Warkentin Short, Ph.D, M.Div, MA


  • Ph.D. in Educational Studies, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
  • Master of Arts in Teaching in Reading and Language Arts, Oakland University
  • Master of Divinity, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education, Tabor College

Professional Background

  • Online Educator and Course Developer, Azusa Pacific Online University and Crown College
  • Children’s Pastor, Faith Covenant Church
  • Adjunct Instructor, William Tyndale College
  • Director of Christian Education, Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church
  • Minister of Christian Growth, North Community Church

Recognitions & Awards [omit if none]

  • Doctoral Research Excellence Award, Talbot School of Theology
  • Dr. Bill Bynum Memorial Award, Talbot School of Theology

Courses Taught

  • Evangelical Anabaptist Story
  • Christian Life, Faith, & Ministry [Azusa Pacific University]
  • Educational Ministry [Crown College]
  • Interpreting the Bible [Crown College]
  • Human Development & Discipleship [Crown College]

Publications [omit if none]

  • Short, S. (2012). The Story that Grew: The Metanarrative of Scripture as Recounted by Storytellers in the Bible. In Understanding Children’s Spirituality: Theology, Research, and Practice. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books.
  • Short, S. (2012). Formed by story: The Metanarrative of the Bible as Doctrine. Christian Education Journal, 9 (Special Supplement), S-110–S-123.
  • Short, S. (2011). A Case Study of Children’s Responses to Bible Stories. Christian Education Journal, 8 (2), 306-325.


  • Short, S. (2013). “Designing Dynamic Online Courses.” Society of Professors in Christian Education (formerly NAPCE). Professional Development Seminar.
  • Short, S. (2012). “Why and how to teach children about the second coming of Christ.” Children’s Spirituality Conference.
  • Short, S. (2012). “Teaching Collegiate Christians Their Own True Story.” North American Professors of Christian Education (NAPCE).
  • Short, S. (2011). “Formed by Story: The Metanarrative of the Bible as Doctrine.” North American Professors of Christian Education (NAPCE), Research Mall.
  • Short, S. (2010). “Children and Bible Stories: A Case Study of an Elementary Sunday School Program.” North American Professors of Christian Education (NAPCE).
  • Short, S. (2009). Scripture Accounts of Tellings of the Bible’s Grand Story with Implications for Teaching Bible Stories to Children Today. Children’s Spirituality Conference.


  • Area Book Review Editor—Children and Family Ministries, Christian Education Journal.

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