Teaching As Relationship (Teaching Tips)

Last summer I was given the opportunity to teach my first college-level class: a senior-level lecture course on the history of the American Civil War and Reconstruction. I frankly wasn’t that nervous and I went into the course thinking that my job consisted of a simple two-step process where I simply downloaded information into my students’ brains and then challenged them to think critically about the past and its connection to the present. Read more…

As Christ First Loved Us (Teaching Tips Series)

Every Monday morning, my work week begins the way I always dreamed it would, with chalk hitting the chalk board as I pace in front of thirty something young minds who were befuddled by the reading assignment I gave them over the weekend. Teaching at the university level is not only my dream job; it is also my real life job! Read more…

Does the Bible support discovery of God’s creation through scientific method/inquiry? (STEAM Grant Series April Question, Post 2)

Christ, in the Sermon on the Mount, encourages his disciples to “Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow […]” (Matthew 6:28b, ESV). In doing so, Jesus calls us into a deep contemplation of the created order, not as an end in itself, but as a means of knowing God.Read more…