Graduates: Please share this information with your families and friends. As we prepare for the 66th Covenant College Commencement Ceremony, we are reminded of the unique year that we have just experienced, so please bear with me with this long announcement. We will celebrate that we can have an in-person event this year, and welcome […]
Sometimes teachers react the same way to Paul’s claim to be the worst of sinners: “Paul can’t be right, because the real ‘worst of sinners’ is sitting in my classroom!” Many teachers have had innocent little Davids in class, only to see them turn into bullying Goliaths on the playground at recess.
Early in my university student days, I remember singing the gospel song “Brighten the corner where you are,” and thinking: “This is what is wrong with Christianity. We Christians are too timid. We should be planning great things to make the name of Christ renowned in society. Too many people are content to stay in the corners.” Now I wonder. My attitude then may have had more to do with what society counts as important than what the Bible says.
Donovan Graham explains that teachers should tend to their students as shepherds tending their sheep. Shepherds remain patient, despite the foolish behavior of the sheep. To lose control will frighten them, and so it is with students.
Not all voices are worth listening to, but then there are friends who are close enough to encourage, to console, and even to rebuke. Such friends you can count on. Their words can be as pleasing to the ear as fine silver and gold ornaments are to the eye.
Sin and school. Although it isn’t included in any school’s brochure, including Christian schools, sin is very much a part of what goes on in school. Why are students cruel to one another?
The following is a brief description of the exciting changes we are making for 2021, and more details for each program can be found under the M.Ed. or MAT links at the top of this page. We’d love to hear from you and answer any questions you have, so please write to Jim Drexler at […]
Dr. Jim Drexler describes how a good story resonates with students, and as Christ-followers we are part of the greatest story of all.
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.
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 […]