We teach who we are. As Christians, we should allow the Bible to shape our identity, relationships, priorities, etc. If scripture changes us, then the way we teach should also change. Therefore, we should “aspire to ‘incarnate’ the biblical vision, living it out in the day to day interactions of the classroom.” A helpful way […]
We just celebrated St Patrick’s Day, which reminded me that several years ago a provocatively entitled book upset conventional wisdom. It was Thomas Cahill’s, How The Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland’s Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe. Those of us with an Irish heritage didn’t […]
“TeachBeyond teachers are ‘born again’ teachers – that is, teachers who themselves have been transformed and filled with God’s Holy Spirit to become empowered for a ministry of transformation.” It wasn’t yet 8 a.m., and it had already been a difficult day. So when Levi came to school late and out of dress code—again—I snapped. […]
As society has shifted, it sees Christianity as more extremist
In the midst of being who God made us to be, we were light to a heart that needed tending and we ministered simply by our actions.
From a teacher in Europe: About 50% of the students in our school live in dorms. I’ve decided to get involved in the dorm ministry as a way to serve the RAs and dorm parents and also as a way to get to know the students better in a less formal setting than school. Every […]
From a teacher in West Africa: A group of us foreign teachers played a soccer match against some of our school’s national staff. The majority of our national workers are from a Muslim background, so it was an awesome time to show unity and God’s love. What an opportunity to begin making friends. Along […]
From a teacher in Asia: The long-time desire of my heart has been to work with orphans and needy children, so imagine my delight when I was invited to visit an orphanage near our city. Unfortunately, the day before I was to go the trip was cancelled. I was so disappointed. On further reflection, I realized I […]
After three years of preparation, the first official three-day Godly Play Core Training event saw eight trainees graduate as fully-fledged Godly Play storytellers in October, 2013.
From a teacher in Europe: We who are safe forget the risks some take to bring Christ to the nations. Some of my boarding students were recounting stories of how their parents are working in difficult and, in some cases, dangerous situations. They are facing political turmoil, the aftermath of natural disasters, and/or religious persecution […]