August 26, 2008 / Creative Writing
In this personal essay, Patricia Westerhof questions her life as a teacher, especially the slow, thankless work of grading papers.
This issue explores the deeper theological, sociological, and psychological dynamics that may impact higher and lower education. Our examination of contemporary educational theory and practice draws from the rich heritage and creative wellsprings of the Christian tradition in hopes of developing constructive proposals for a vision of what it means to teach and learn in a way that is holistic and that does not leave our hearts fallow.
In this article, Andrew and Lindsey Krinks suggest that at the intersection between an imaginative exploration of poetry and a creative ministry to the homeless lies a unique potential for the sort of education that is “peculiar” and thus ideal for a life of Christian discipleship, a life that seeks to cultivate reconciliation for the sake of God’s kingdom.