Theology in the Lower School Classroom

Lower-school teachers have a unique opportunity to weave theology into all subject areas and to explicitly teach Biblical material. This session will explore both the big picture of what theology can be in the lower school and propose some specific teaching practices to enhance Bible instruction. In the big picture, we will look at Christian […]

Panel Discussion: Teaching Bible and Theology in a Classical School

Teaching Bible and theology in a classical school comes with its own peculiar set of challenges. To what extent should a Bible/theology teacher be sensitive to the diverse influences that inform her students’ understanding of their faith? What is the best way to address controversial subjects in a Bible/theology classroom? What does it meant to […]

Re-forming the Formers: Self-Examination for Teachers

In Desiring the Kingdom and Imagining the Kingdom, I argued that we are all “liturgical animals”- -we are shaped by rituals and practices that form our identities because they aim our loves. This includes “secular liturgies” that we might mistakenly think are just “neutral” Christian practices. Building on that picture, this workshop will help teachers […]

A Deuteronomy Six Classroom

We are proud of our status as classical schools, but what does it mean to be Christian educators? To embrace this calling is more than adding Bible to our Grammar curriculum. Scripture commands that we utilize every moment to train children in godliness whether we sit in our classrooms, walk by the way, lie down, […]

The Paideia of the Lord

Paul tells fathers in Ephesians to raise there children on “the paideia of the Lord.” But does the Bible have a pedagogy for us to follow? In this workshop, Andrew Kern explores what we can learn about teaching from the first three chapters of Genesis, specifically meditating on the apparent approach that the Lord uses […]