As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. – Proverbs 27:17 According to Matthew Henry, Proverbs 27:17 cuts both ways. Good conversation sharpens men’s wits, he says, but “bad men’s lusts and passions are sharpened by converse with those that are bad.” Teachers live in a wordy world, filled with conversations about weighty topics. […]
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. – Romans 3:23 I doubt that many go into teaching because they want to deal with sinners. Yet it is a certainty that the sin in themselves and in their students will define the work teachers do, at least in part. Sin is […]
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. – Proverbs 22:6 A friend once gave me this advice about raising children: “Fill their lives with worthwhile activities, and they will grow up to be interested and interesting people.” Those who cultivate worthy interests […]
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth gives way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea…. Psalm: 46: 1, 2 Not fear? While the earth and the mountains give way? I have to admit that if I were the psalmist, […]
Dr. Rebecca Pennington describes how knowledge is not just an accumulation of bits of information, but rather a holistic integration of that information which enables students to answer life’s big questions.
Dr. Steve Kaufmann talks about a biblical view of the students in our schools.
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor? Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him? For from him and through him and […]
Over the next months, I hope to post a series of writings that come from my lifetime of personal experiences as a student, high school teacher, college professor and parent. Most will come from my book Meditations for Teachers: Reflections for Christian Teachers About Their Work. Right now, the book is available only in Hungarian […]
Announcing the 15th annual Educators Conference at Covenant College: “Instructional Technology: Impacts on teaching and learning” on Thursday, March 5, 2020. You don’t want to miss this interactive and informative day with a national leader on instructional technology. For several decades, the information revolution has transformed how we live, work, and learn, and changes have […]