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.


Four Ways to Teach

“The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.”
(William A. Ward)

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)