Category Archives: Teaching

Twice Bitten, Thrice Shy?

Two years ago, I was serving on two search committees.  One was for our high school’s Christian Ministries coordinator, a position that had been vacant for two years and that I had helped step in to partly fill.  The other … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Worse Than a Comma Splice

I feel like the 90s version of this was the comma splice or a split infinitive.  I also feel like we weren’t as consistently tired as students seem to be these days.  It’s funny: in education these days, failure is … Continue reading

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Studying Styles

So the who idea of “learning styles” has mostly been debunked (at least if you talk to certain people).  But this week’s FoxTrot by Bill Amend floats the idea of “studying styles,” which is a lot  more possible because I … Continue reading

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“Save a Copy”

I mentioned yesterday that it was a great day in the Sunday funny pages.  Here’s yesterday’s Frazz by Jef Mallett.  It’s a bit wordy and does a lot of verbal work, but it gets at something that is an interesting … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Sigh and Spirit

It’s always kind of fun when Linus brings up Scripture with Lucy.  Today’s classic Peanuts is a case in point. (image from gocomics.com)

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Classroom Nostalgia

Currently in class we are talking about logical fallacies, the mistakes that people tend to make when arguing about any given topic.  While the lessons are a bit long, I quite enjoy them.  One thing this last year has hit … Continue reading

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Prepackaged, Unbundled

Yesterday I wrote about some questions and issues that I’ve been having with time, particularly as it might connect to some of the dastardly advice from The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis. I think a lot of the questions … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Disagreeing to Disagree

Today’s Nancy strip seeks to capture something about Our Current Moment, particularly in the recent reality of not knowing what to do with those we disagree with.  It’s a bit over-simplified, I’m sure.  But it’s still an important thing to … Continue reading

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Paul and Purpose

Sometimes you’re just reading along using your Bible plan and you find yourself in a passage you think you know well and then you come across a line or two that stands out because it reflects something that you talked … Continue reading

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An Appetite for Meaning

A few days ago I mentioned something about how my search for meaning has changed over the years.  This Sunday’s classic Peanuts strip was also about.  Turns out that Snoopy has something of an appetite for meaning. (image from gocomics.com)

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