21st Century Teaching and Learning · Biblical Studies

Teaching as Wisdom-Seeking

I love teaching.  I love teaching biblical texts.  Teaching biblical texts affords me the opportunity to help my learners understand scripture in a way that they’ve never had the opportunity to learn it before.  I get to help them explore the texts in their historical and cultural contexts, but we also get to explore together… Continue reading Teaching as Wisdom-Seeking

Biblical Studies

Learners Reflecting on Value of Ancient Texts

On Friday I asked learners from one of my New Testament classes (high school seniors), “How can an ancient text written many years ago help people to deal with their lives today?” After giving them a few minutes to reflect and write, I got some insightful responses: The texts describe human nature, which is constant,… Continue reading Learners Reflecting on Value of Ancient Texts

21st Century Teaching and Learning · Biblical Studies

The Good Samaritan – 21st Century Style

A few years ago, I assigned a project for my New Testament students entitled “The Parables Project.” The students were required to choose a parable from one of the Synoptic Gospels (Mark, Matthew, or Luke) from a list I provided. Once they chose the parable, they were required to reflect on why they chose the… Continue reading The Good Samaritan – 21st Century Style

21st Century Teaching and Learning · Biblical Studies · Lausanne Laptop Institute · Professional Development

Lausanne Laptop Institute – Part 1

I attended the Lausanne Laptop Institute in Memphis on Sunday, July 10 through Tuesday, July 12.  All I have to say about it is if you’ve never been, make sure you advocate to go next year! My school (The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, GA) is going to 1:1 integration next school year (2012-13).  We just… Continue reading Lausanne Laptop Institute – Part 1