Silence in the Teacher’s Toolbox

On Thursday, I will upload the video of my interview with Garret Mostowski, a pastor in Detroit. When I interviewed him, he was a student at Princeton Divinity School, leading a weekly “holy reading” group at Trinity Episcopal Church in Princeton. Holy reading (aka lectio divina) involves listening to the…

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Charting the pilgrimage

  One method of teaching that I like to do from time to time is a pilgrimage question. For example, recently, my lesson was on the Church. I asked class members to put a dot on one end of their paper that represented their birthdate, then another dot at the…

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What’s Your Story?

  There are five elements to a good story: 1. Characters 2. Setting 3. Plot 4. Conflict 5. Resolution How does this relate to our Bible Study class? Are we sharing our stories with one another? Too often, our sharing stops with the first three elements. For example, “My father…

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