Today, I received an e-mail that has left me thinking all day. Honestly, I often get two kinds of related questions due to my academic interests and pursuits. I often receive: (1) How can you maintain an evangelical commitment while … Continue reading
My wife hit one out of the park, recently. Here is a picture that she gave me as I have been deeply reflecting on the future of my classroom. It is a picture of a half filled classroom and a … Continue reading
I recently came across a quote by Ellen Charry in By the Renewing of your Minds:The Pastoral Function of Christian Doctrine. I resonate deeply with this quote. Teaching can stifle the mind, yet hopefully it will enliven the imagination. Teaching can promulgate error prone ideas, yet hopefully it will encourage to seek out truth and ideas beyond the classroom. My goals as an educator is to do both: enliven the mind as well as teach my students beyond the classroom.
Charry’s quote…well, I can’t help but say “yes!” A resounding “Yes!” that is.