Transforming Teachers - Christian Pedagogy

  • David I Smith - Christian pedagogy

    "There is no quick recipe for Christian pedagogy, just a long process, worked out with fear and trembling, of taking off the old and putting on the new, and finding ways of speaking, acting, and shaping shared activity that resonate with the kingdom of God."

    David I. Smith

  • Is there such a thing as teaching Christianly?

    Teacher with studentsThere is power in the naming of things. I imagine that when God gave Adam the task of naming the animals, Adam didn’t just think up sounds for what to call them. He connected with the genius of what God made each creature to be, and out of Adam’s discernment of “Christ in all things,” each name came forth from his lips. A true name reveals the essence of a thing. It’s a truth more than a label, claiming its perfect place in the Logos.

    I love it when authors name things for me, things that I have known deep in my bones…but not in my mind. Like a blind man, I’ve felt its contours, its texture, it’s temperature, but never quite brought it into full light. The author names a feeling, a connection, an insight, a revelation, and that’s it! A blinding flash of the obvious!