Do and Teach

Unless your justice abound more than that of the Scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:20 Christ our Lord is “meek, and humble of heart” (Mt. 11:29), but he is not a “nice guy.” Nowhere is this more evident than in his treatment of the Scribes and Pharisees,Continue reading “Do and Teach”

Teaching Wonder

All knowledge of any depth . . . begins with amazement. Everything depends upon leading the learner to recognize the amazing qualities, the mirandum, the “novelty” of the subject under discussion. If the teacher succeeds in doing this, he has done something more important than and quite different from making knowledge entertaining and interesting. HeContinue reading “Teaching Wonder”

Teaching in the Real Sense

Teaching in the real sense takes place only when the hearer is reached—not by dint of some personal magnetism or verbal magic, but rather, when the truth of what is said reaches the hearer as truth. Being taught means to perceive that what the teacher has said is true and valid, and to perceive whyContinue reading “Teaching in the Real Sense”

How to Tell the Truth

‘Tis not enough, your counsel still be true;Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do;Men must be taught as if you taught them not;And things unknown proposed as things forgot.Without good breeding, truth is disapprov’d;That only makes superior sense belov’d. ~ Alexander Pope If you enjoy this blog, please share with friends!