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Perhaps it is that calm before the storm or that sensation of water recessing back into the ocean in anticipation of a bigger wave building but yet to come, but the days before a new academic term always fills me with both expectation and a bit of dread. This is heightened this fall due to the fact that I was on sabbatical last term in Oxford and wondering how to keep a Sabbath mindset alive as … There’s more to read here.
One of the challenges I face as a theologian working with educators in the public school system is helping teachers discover courage and hopefully a passion for engaging students in a life of the spirit as much as a life of the mind. This is no easy task. Teachers in elementary and secondary schools are under huge pressure to ‘teach for the test’ and constantly assessing students in ways that focus … There’s more to read here.
One of the things I enjoy about summer is the opportunity to move theological discussions into the realm of other disciplines. For the last two years I have taught in both the MBA program in the School of Business and the MA program in the School of Education. Both of these groups represent populations that don’t typically get framed as ‘theological disciplines’ in the purest sense of the word, yet … There’s more to read here.
I just finished teaching a 10 day intensive for Fuller Seminary on Christian Ethics. As an exercise in community, intensives have always felt like a parody in many ways – akin to the ‘new car smell’ that car companies spray into the seats of cars before they roll off the assembly line… smells real but is far from it. Granted, I know that teaching flexible format courses – online, distance … There’s more to read here.