Philosophy of Education

What Is Our Big Why? The Mission for School

Contributor: Darrell Hershberger | Length : 5 | File type : Video

Darrell Hershberger challenges Christian schools to consider the goal of education. Should we make each student's personal success the ultimate end, or is there a higher vision for our work?... Read More

Striving for Excellence (Richard Wagler)

Contributor: Richard Wagler | Length : 14 | File type : Audio

“And God saw every thing that He had made, and, behold, it was very good.” But then Adam ate of the forbidden tree. Now man is depraved, the ground cursed, and sweat and toil the order of the day. C... Read More

Psychology That Will Harm Us (Melvin Burkholder)

Contributor: Melvin Burkholder | Length : 45 | File type : Audio

What is psychology? How does it touch our daily lives, as persons, or as teachers? What benefits does it offer? What dangers does it pose? The purpose of this topic is to help us think right about a s... Read More

The Dangers of Higher Education (David Horst)

Contributor: David Horst | Length : 20 | File type : Audio

The ability to read and write has always been a blessing to God’s people. Illiteracy was the gateway to the dark ages, where many people were not able to read the scriptures for themselves. But is it... Read More

Is Grade 8 Enough? (Paul Zehr)

Contributor: Paul Zehr | Length : 21 | File type : Audio

Grade 8 was enough for our grandparents. Today we face pressures for Grade 12 education. How should we relate to all of this in 2018?

Swords to Ploughshares: Knowledge to Wisdom, Session 1; Kyle Lehman

Contributor: Kyle Lehman | Length : 42 | File type : Audio

Do your students know who they are? Do they appreciate the Anabaptist value on following Christ? In the first of four talks, Kyle encourages us to settle with our Anabaptist heritage, which views know... Read More

Swords to Ploughshares: Knowledge to Wisdom, Session 2; Kyle Lehman

Contributor: Kyle Lehman | Length : 39 | File type : Audio

In the second of four sessions on Anabaptist teaching, Kyle extends the analogy of swords>plowshares/knowledge>wisdom by speaking of the specifics of classroom life. Kyle explores the question of who ... Read More

Swords to Ploughshares: Knowledge to Wisdom, Session 3; Kyle Lehman

Contributor: Kyle Lehman | Length : 40 | File type : Audio

In the third of four sessions on the Anabaptist view of knowledge, Kyle points out the difference between what is called "knowledge" in the information age and the knowledge the Bible recommends. Real... Read More

Swords to Ploughshares: Knowledge to Wisdom, Session 4; Kyle Lehman

Contributor: Kyle Lehman | Length : 32 | File type : Audio

In the last of four sessions on the Anabaptist view of knowledge, Kyle talks about empowering a faith that will not shrink. Faith, says Kyle, is the window by which we experience the unseen--and schoo... Read More

God’s Story in Education

Contributor: Daniel Rutt | Length : 41 | File type : Audio

In the opening message of the series, Dan describes the arc of God's story, and urges us to see our lives--and the lives of our students--in the light of God's story. In Him is life, and it is the lig... Read More