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Irrigating Deserts: Why Relationships With Students Matter

Posted by admin in August 21st, 2009 | 5 comments 
Published in teaching, Uncategorized

C.S. Lewis said that too often educators approach teaching as deforestation. You go in and tear down every preconceived notion, pull up roots of ignorance and clear the land for planting. According to Lewis, that is the absolutely wrong approach. To his mind, we should be irrigating deserts. Bringing knowledge, life, learning, information, worldview to […]

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Mohammed is Greater Than Jesus?

Posted by admin in April 8th, 2009 | 3 comments 
Published in faith, missions

“Monkeys will fly out my nose before I go there!” I was very serious and very firm with Daryl. He’d made an agreement with UNESCO and Afghanistan’s Ministry of Higher Education that he’d bring a team of academics to Kabul for university faculty training by March 2003. “You know I can’t go to a Muslim […]

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Does God Like Me?

Posted by admin in October 29th, 2008 | 1 comment 
Published in faith

All my life I have lived with a strong sense that God is always angry with me. I mean, mad at me. You know, ticked off. I struggled even being a Christian for the first half of my life. It wasn’t that I didn’t believe in God–I did. It wasn’t that I didn’t believe in […]

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