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A Fairy Tale?

April 4, 2017

A few months ago a student I had in the Czech Republic messaged me on Facebook. Our conversation was brief but at the end she said, “It seems you are living fairytale life.” Tomorrow is my wife’s and my third wedding anniversary. By all accounts we have a very blessed life. We love each other, […]

Perspective

August 15, 2014

As I started teaching in January I came across a bigger theme repeatedly. My goal was always to give my students the big idea or theme, the one word or phrase that they could turn over in their head and then I would hit on that word again. and again. and again. As I started […]

A year of Jubilee

August 22, 2012

I really like the idea of years of Jubilee mentioned in the Bible. A very brief (and incomplete) explanation is that every 50 years, there would be a year of Jubilee to the Lord. What this meant is that in the 50th year no planting would be done. All debts would be forgiven and all slaves […]

Not a Strategy, the Cornerstone.

August 11, 2011

This past Sunday there was a great article about Evangelicals in the paper. Being one myself it caught my eye and I read it with great interest. You can read it here. It gives a balanced portrayal of why evangelicals often get such a bad wrap in many circles while noting that many actually do a significant amount of […]

My Journey with Camp (Part 3 of 3)

July 18, 2011

The next morning after my epiphany I got the news that the two biggest antagonists in my CIT program were being sent home for transgressions on their day off. A bit of me was sad; I didn’t want people to be sent home. But a larger side of me said, “Wow…God must really want me […]

My Journey with Camp (Part 2 of 3)

July 16, 2011

I took the next summer off. I went on a summer missions trip with my church. I think some people attribute too much import to this experience in terms of my growth. Did it help me grow and mature? Certainly it did. Was it the magic bullet that led to what occurred the following summer? […]

My Journey with Camp (Part 1 of 3)

July 15, 2011

I have had a long and fruitful experience at my camp. I have never fully explained my camp story to people. It has not been a secret; at times I have told people openly bits and pieces. Having returned to camp this summer in a leadership position I thought now would be an appropriate time […]

Thoughts on Easter

April 24, 2011

I have no business writing a blog at the moment. I have a five-lesson “mini-unit” to complete for Tuesday and in about 40 minutes I’m going to my uncle’s for Easter dinner. However there is just something about holidays that get my religious juices flowing and so I wanted to write down something that is […]

Encouraging and Complicating…

April 10, 2011

I have had the opportunity to teach formally for an entire year (last year in the Czech Republic) and informally in a wide amount of places and contexts. Until last week however I had never observed an actual trained teacher teaching an actual high school class. A requirement of two of my classes this semester […]

So about this teaching stuff…

February 8, 2011

Given the title of my blog I realize it might be a good idea to write a bit about my epic “Journey in Teaching” on occasion. So here’s a super exciting update. I started graduate school a few weeks ago. For teaching. This amount of information is evidently never enough for people so I’m forced to add, […]