the International Journal of Education, Theology, and Humanities <p class="heading1" align="justify"><span style="font-size: small;"><span lang="EN-GB"><strong>the International Journal of Education, Theology, and Humanities </strong>is an international journal that accepts for publication reviewed original papers, short communications, and reviews on a broad range of topics of interest for educations, theologians and humanities working mainly in the area of Science &amp; Theology.</span></span></p> <p class="heading1" align="justify"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span><span style="font-size: small;"><span lang="EN-GB">The aim of the journal is to serve as a platform of exchanging ideas and exploring interconnections between Educations, Theology and Humanities. It aspires to offer the theological community digestible, yet fully competent accounts of latest scientific research while inviting further exploration of the ethical, religious, social, and philosophical aspects of these scientific discoveries. Scientists and technologists, on the other hand, may find here new insights and/or more complex attempts of understanding possible short-term as well as long-term implications of their research work for the life of human individual, communities, and the natural environment. IJETH wishes to gather, critically explore, and share the potential of an international community of academics and professionals, intending to contribute actively to Asians and global debates on these issues.</span></span></p> <p class="heading1" align="justify"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span><span style="font-size: small;"><span lang="EN-GB">The journal will also try to provide university lectures or students (primarily, though not exclusively, on the doctoral level of study), young post-docs and newcomers in the field of Educations, Theology and Humanities, a basic tool with which to learn its fundamental and possible applied aspects.</span></span></p> en-US (Warseto Freddy Sihombing, M.Th) (Juni Santo Sihotang, S.Kom) Sat, 30 Dec 2023 00:00:00 +0700 OJS 60 Family Planning and Christianity: A Pastor's View Between the Commandment of Genesis 1:28 and the Implementation of Family Planning For Churches in Indonesia <p>This research is motivated by the fact that there is an explosion of population growth in the world, which causes environmental issues / natural destruction and impacts the lives of mankind. This contradicts the original creation of mankind (Gen 1:28), where God the Creator had created mankind in his image, blessed them to be fruitful, subdued the earth, and cared for allcreation. However, because mankind wanted to be like God, they fell into sin, and God punished them, which resulted in mankind's responsibility to care for the earth becomingdestructive to the world and nature due to a lack of self-control. Seeing the destruction of nature and the vast population growth, humans began to control themselves through the family planning movement to curb the population growth rate.<br />This research uses qualitative research with data collection techniques in the form of literature and field studies consisting of moderate participatory observation, semi-structured in-depth interviews, and documentation studies; the research instrument is the researcher himself, with 6 informants determined based on snowball techniques and triangulation analysis. The results show that the effectiveness of the role of pastors/churches is instrumental in forming a responsible family through premarital counseling for those who will start/create a new family.</p> Patuan Andre Hutabarat, Simion Diparuma Harianja, Lustani Samosir Copyright (c) 2023 Andre, Simion, Lustani Sat, 30 Dec 2023 00:00:00 +0700 The Role of Christian Family Education in Anticipating Sexual Deviations in Society <p>The purpose of this research was to provide an explanation of the first things to discover and explain the issue of sexual deviation as part of a Bible study. Second, to find and explain the factors that cause sexual deviation in society even though Allah only created men and women. This research is motivated by the author's concern with a phenomenon that exists in society, namely LGBT issues as something that is trending. Using qualitative methods in the form of interviews and literature studies, it was found that the family is the main person responsible for anticipating deviant sexual behavior in children. Parents are role models in spirituality who must instill the fear of God in their children, so that children find the correct self-image as God's creation, namely boys and girls. Families also need to provide proper education and encourage children to become future generations who make achievements and are proud of being children. The Bible must be the basic reference for spiritual education in the family.</p> <p><strong>Keywords</strong>: family education, sexual deviation.</p> Nurmiati Marbun, Tiur Imeldawati, Enja Sihombing, Elisabeth Savitri Lukita Dewi, Melda Depita Br Torus Copyright (c) 2023 Nurmiati Marbun, Tiur Imeldawati, Enja Sihombing, Elisabeth Savitri Lukita Dewi, Melda Depita Br Torus Sat, 30 Dec 2023 00:00:00 +0700 Children's Theology: Learning Media for Sunday School Children Using Book Creator in Indonesia <p>This research wants to develop learning media for Sunday school children who seem conventional towards digital by using <em>Book Creator. </em>This development arose due to the need to keep up with the times, create child-friendly churches, and maintain the quality of teaching to Sunday school children. However, churches tend to be lacking in preparing the quality of Sunday school learning media. The author observes that these problems can be overcome by developing learning media that suit the needs of Sunday school children.&nbsp; By paying attention to the needs of Sunday school children inseparable from the principles of theology in it, <em>book creators </em>are very appropriate in assisting educators to prepare quality learning. The hypothesis proposed is the basis of children's theology on Sunday school teaching materials and developing book creator-based Sunday school children's learning media <em>&nbsp;</em>so that they can produce ready-to-use digital products<em>. </em>The results show that teaching materials tend to be good theologically, and teaching materials need to be developed into <em>book creators, </em>so that educators can improve competence and students can understand God's Word through the use of technology. In the development stage, product validation results based on material, media, and language experts showed an average of 87.6% with the category "very feasible". The methodology used is <em>Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation (ADDIE)</em> using qualitative and quantitative research in each specified stage.</p> Yan Pratama Tarigan, Bestian Simangunsong, Warseto Freddy Sihombing Copyright (c) 2023 Yan Pratama Tarigan, Bestian Simangunsong, Warseto Freddy Sihombing Sat, 30 Dec 2023 00:00:00 +0700 Ezer in the Context of Men Creation in Genesis 2:4b-25 <p>In the story of human creation written in the book of Genesis 2:4b-25, it is stated that the Lord God saw that it was not good for humans to be alone, so God made a suitable helper (ezer) for Adam. He created the woman from Adam's rib. Women were created by God as helpers equal to men. This states that women are not inferior to men, but to state that women are men's partners in carrying out the tasks and responsibilities that God has given to humans.</p> Lena Christina Simbolon Copyright (c) 2023 Lena Christina Simbolon Sat, 30 Dec 2023 00:00:00 +0700 The Significance of Suffering in Purifying the Faith of Believers Based on 1 Peter 1:6-7 <p><em>Suffering is a feeling or a phase in which a person or group of people feels pain, difficulties and probems. In the history of Christianity, there have been many times when Christians have been persecuted by various parties, be it from the government or the surrounding environment. History record that in 64 Ad massive persecution was aimed at Christians led by Emperor Nero. However, it is not only history that, in fact, in today’s modern era, Christianity still receives persecution, suffering or pressure from vaiorus parties. In this study the authors used a descriptive method whih is a method to provide an overview of the state of an object in the present but based on existing facts then provide analysis and interpretation. This research aims to provide an understanding that in every problem, suffering and persecution is not to weaken the Christian faith, because true Christianity that can stand the test under any circumstances. So it can be concluded that suffering brings purity of faith in God and at the same time makes us more in a relationship with God.</em></p> Wendy Efriduansyah Situmorang, Mewipandi Halawa, Kristin Oktavia Copyright (c) 2023 Wendy Efriduansyah, Mewipandi Halawa, Kristin Oktavia Sat, 30 Dec 2023 00:00:00 +0700