Stories from the Front

Wabash Center Blog: Stories from the Front (of the Classroom)

Posts from 2014 to 2016

This blog series features timely posts from invited authors through the course of a semester or academic year.

In the meantime, you can engage dozens of posts from the following authors

  • Nancy Lynne Westfield (Drew Theological School)
  • Claudio Carvalhaes (McCormick Theological Seminary)
  • Tat-Siong Benny Liew (College of the Holy Cross)
  • Molly Bassett (Georgia State University)
  • Derek Nelson (Wabash College)
  • Kate Blanchard (Alma College )
  • Eric D. Barreto (Princeton Seminary)
  • Roger S. Nam (Portland Seminary, George Fox University)

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It is a challenge to do what you teach. “If you know these things happy are ye if you do them.” (John 13:17, King James Version – or the version of my childhood bible study) - my grandfather’s favorite verse. I know, in order to teach well in the fall, I ...

In Brazil, there has been a recent uprising of students fighting for justice and better education. Several political developments have spurred the revolt of fourteen- to seventeen-year-old students in defiance of arbitrary laws of governors. Let me mention four events. First, it was discovered that state deputies had stolen money ...

“You are now entering the real world.” This is undoubtedly one of the most popular remarks that college/university graduates hear around the time of their commencement ceremony. The comment implies, of course, that life on campus is a kind of artificial existence, since, just to give one example, there ...

The proximity of violence is the terror. Violence is not new – it is, for much of our society and in many, many ways, a preferred way of life. The illusion is that violence can be controlled, patrolled, contained, and then “utilized” when needed – like a genie in and out of ...

In memory of William Klug and Ioan Petru Culianu Pedagogies are concerned with the study and practice of teaching and learning. Pedagogies are ways of organizing society as it has to do with ways of thinking and valuing life, shaping emotions, defining sense, choosing abilities, establishing relations and so on. ...

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