This summer, I’m teaching Luther’s cornerstone stewardship course, Money & Mission of the Church, online to 20 students [syllabus here]. I’ve taught a version of the course in a traditional residential format before, but this is my first attempt online. We’re five weeks in now, so I’m writing some reflections about my experience teaching online […]
I recently heard Adam Grant, author of Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World on MPR. The show proved delightful, and one line has stuck with me. Grant said (something like): Creativity is old things in new combinations and new things in old combinations. That description is also a simple, though fairly accurate, way of describing […]
Usually, it’s a man who says it. He wants conversation to go deeper. He’s hoping for more self-disclosure. With the best of intentions, he wants to move past the mundane. He desires this time to be different. So he says, “Go ahead. Share. This is a safe space.” Except, no it isn’t.
I have a post up today on the new Bearings blog of the new BTS Center. Teaser below, but head to the Bearings blog for the full post. Considering the amount of online commentary available concerning the millennial generation and the future of the church, the relative dearth of attention paid to young adults’ experience […]
These ideas are “stodgy” because in many ways I see them as going back to practices of the past. Like, #1: no college credit for high school courses…