Lord, teach us teachers to pray.

David I. Smith’s On Christian Teaching continues to challenge me. It challenges me both as a professor and as a person of faith. That’s the sign of a good book! This post invites you to join me in the challenge of teaching authentically. I’m exploring the specific idea of prayer in class, but the heart…

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Teaching Creates Culture

The ways in which we teach and learn are, Jerome Bruner writes, “a major embodiment of a culture’s way of life, not just a preparation for it.” They are not just techniques for delivering curricular content. They are invitations to indwell the world in particular ways, to live within the long shadow of particular world-views…

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The Andragogy of Heraclitus

In On Christian Teaching, author David I. Smith asks, “If teaching is a complex design process fitted to a context, what are the features of YOUR particular context that you should take into account as you plan?” In response to Smith’s prompt, I sat down and made a list of what it’s like to teach…

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On Teaching Christianly – Hospitality in the Online Classroom

One of my favorite parts of professoring is all of the reading I get to do. Primarily, my foci are on the field in which I teach and on becoming a better teacher. Right now, I’m reading a book specific to becoming a teacher who teachers more Christianly. David I. Smith’s On Christian Teaching, which…

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