All posts by Guest Author

Teaching Content to Language Learners: Creating Order in (what feels like) Chaos

Teaching content to a classroom with diverse language proficiencies can feel overwhelming. We feel the pressure for our language learners (ELs) to gain more vocabulary, increase their linguistic complexity, and eliminate errors – all while they learn the class material! Here is some background information that will help you implement Jessica Weaver’s suggestions from a […]


Developing a Sticky Faith

One of the books that has significantly influenced the way that I think about Christian education is Sticky Faith by Dr. Kara Powell and Dr. Chap Clark. The book is based on a longitudinal research project asking: why are so many young people—who would claim an active Christian faith position when they leave high school–unable […]





Sharing Ideas On Transformational Education

When teachers get together to share ideas, their students benefit. When those ideas focus on gospel-driven transformational education, the benefit is eternal. Carl Miller, who recently attended TeachBeyond’s Transformational Education Conference in the Philippines, came away from the conference with a new appreciation for how teachers can let God work through them to bring transformation […]


BFA Alumni Hold Reunion

The long-awaited pre-1990 alumni reunion weekend, July 1 to 3, 2016 was beginning! With much excitement, anticipation, and questions, we rounded the corner and walked towards a group of people. Over the past weeks conversations at our home had been, “These ‘kids’ are in their late 40’s, but in my mind they are still 18! Will […]


Now Offering First Grade in Kinshasa

FATEB Kinshasa Academy, our partner school in the Democratic Republic of Congo, finished its first year of Kindergarten class with a school celebration thanking the Lord for the great opportunity to transform the lives of students and parents. FKA will be adding a first-grade class in September and teachers hope to welcome many new students. […]



The Personal Classroom

Everyone has their own school history. For some, schools, classrooms, peers, teachers, or other contexts such as their biological family, have not been safe places. To offer a Christian environment, we seek to understand the environment of our own classrooms, and how our own history and presence contributes to this in healthy or unhealthy ways. […]