Thinking About Why We Do What We Do

Monthly Archives: October 2009

Teaching Enjoyment

John Ruskin always makes think. He's the English guy (from the nineteenth century) who gave us the oft-quoted line, "when love and skill mingle, expect a masterpiece." I first encountered those words on a summer day in 1987 in the Lake District of England. That one sentence has summarized my educational philosophy ever since. The… Continue Reading

The Great Commission

Here's an observation: the great commission of Matthew 28 begins with "making disciples" and concludes with "teaching them." During the 6,570 days of life (18 years), how can we maximize the discipleship and optimize the teaching? If quality time is a factor in the equation (and, we believe it is), then the next set of numbers are… Continue Reading