How can we foster curiosity and imagination in those we teach? This will be fun! // BLOG
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“Let’s see what curiosity can do.” Watch this great commercial then ask, “How can I foster curiosity in those I teach or lead?” Have fun. Below are some curiosity generating questions that I ask. We can ask, What else? How did you do that? Great answer. What’s the next question? What haven’t we talked about? Why isn’t the wrong answer … more

On the art of connecting all the dots. Why do so many of us Christians leave no room for mystery? // BLOG
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Why do so many of us Christians leave no room for mystery? I know, the unknown is uncomfortable. We can’t handle living without knowing everything (that’s what makes gossip so appealing!). We feel like we have to give an answer to everything as if we have complete omniscience. We can’t leave any dot untouched; we have to connect all the … more

Just Hit the Easy Button on Adolescent Spirituality
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When Christians use a Staples’ “Easy Button” for every life & doctrinal issue, it makes people (especially students) feel stupid & that they can’t be honest! The button that says “That was easy” should never be used with students. Christianity is a “walk by faith” journey. We have a 2000+ year old book that needs wise and careful interpretation. Can … more