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“There’s no such thing as a stupid question.” Really? Teachers often say this familiar line as a way to invite their students to ask whatever is on their mind – which, as we all know, can be a minefield. However, our focus in this On Practice is not on student questions, but on teacher-directed questions. As teachers, […]

The Image of God: Image Reflectors

While this article may seem primarily reflective, it is, in fact, highly practical; our understanding of ourselves and others shapes everything we do and the way we do it. At the heart of all self-understanding is that most practical (and important) of all things: “what comes into our minds when we think about God…”[1]. As […]

Discerning Educational Idols

We are modern, technologically-advanced people, yet we are still religious beings. We need guidance, a centre around which we can organize our lives, an ultimate focus. If this ultimate focus is not God, then we will find something else, an idol of sorts. A truly transformational education will help students identify idolatry and discern the […]