Category Archives: Teaching

Sunday’s Best: Where We Train

This week’s Sunday Frazz would likely rise to the top for the visuals alone: nicely spaced out and beautifully colored.  It’s also a good nod to how we train . . . how we practice and learn.  There’s a connection here, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Calvin and the Moral Law

Today’s classic Calvin and Hobbes is one that I’ll be able to use in the spring when I’m reading Mere Christianity with my students.  That Calvin actually utters the phrase “the moral law” is pretty brilliant.  The simplicity and symmetry … Continue reading

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The Three Movements of This Summer

Today marks the beginning of the “third movement” of summer 2022 for me.  My summer officially started after our commencement service back in the first weekend of June.  From there, the summer divided itself neatly into three movements.  The first … Continue reading

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Out to Pasture

This short and recent piece by Alan Jacobs is about conservatism, but I can’t help but think it’s also true about so much more (like church or education).  It’s an interesting slant on ancient imagery about sheep, shepherds, and sheepdogs. … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Flying Off the Grid

Today’s classic Calvin and Hobbes is a great example of how Bill Watterson was (ultimately) able to break the constraints of the traditional Sunday comics for something much better than simple throw-away panels (as good as they could be).  The … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: The Sensitive School Building

It’s the last Sunday of the school year (which is a sentence that shouldn’t have to be typed, really).  This afternoon is Baccalaureate.  We have meetings and clean-up for the rest of the week, with graduations set for Saturday afternoon. … Continue reading

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Rung Out?

While I’m not sure the title there conjugates the verb properly, it still fits the moment Calvin seems to be experiencing in the recent classic strip by Bill Watterson: It’s one thing for classes to be over.  It’s another thing … Continue reading

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Two Weeks, Two Months

Two weeks until the school year comes to an end. And two months until things start back up again. Last week I recorded what I hope will be my last chapel talk ever.  Or at least for a long time. … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Looking for a Letter

This week’s FoxTrot by Bill Amend is another end-of-year gag with a creative use of cereal. I’m hoping that all my exams have been given (this is my first time ever giving a “final” exam to seniors as usually there … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Semester-Ending Superstition

It’s that week for seniors.  So Bill Amend is likely onto something here in this week’s new FoxTrot. (image from gocomics.com)

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