What kind of student?

Confucius, the ancient Chinese teacher, said, “I give a pupil one corner of a subject, and if he cannot find the other three corners, I do not want him to be my pupil.”

The goal of all teachers should be for their students to have a desire to study diligently on their own.

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Biblical Training Website

One of my favorite websites is Biblical Training.  This site includes audio lectures on a wide variety of biblical and theological topics from a broadly evangelical perspective.  Much of the material is available for free.

The content of the lectures ranges from material suitable for new believers to seminary-level instruction.  The lecturers include Bill Mounce, Bryan Chapell, Craig Blomberg, and Mark Strauss.  Personally, I would not agree with all the theological positions found on this site, but I do think there is much that is worthwhile.  A good place to begin is with the complete class list.

The Pursuit of Knowledge

I have been blessed with many opportunities for both formal and informal study.  Those opportunities have greatly assisted me in my work as a teacher.  I have a significant interest in information, and this quote helps me evaluate my motives for studying.

“There are those who seek knowledge for the sake of knowledge; that is Curiosity.
There are those who seek knowledge to be known by others; that is Vanity.
There are those who seek knowledge in order to serve; that is Love.”
(Bernard of Clairvaux)