On Learning

It makes me marvel and meditate when I again notice the teaching habits Jesus seemed to have and compare them to the teaching systems we employ to produce servants of God.

His style included living with the teacher. Frequently, He seemed to send His apprentices out to accomplish things they didn’t yet understand, and taught them about their mistakes when they returned with genuine, encounter-based questions. When their tours looked to me like a failure in Luke 9, He sent them and 70 more out in Luke 10. It didn’t seem to be remedial – it looked like promotion.

You learn to ride a bike by getting hurt on days. What you read about others riding bikes in books probably won’t help much. What you gain through the experience stays with you.

Under good teaching, you may learn, but you can’t grow without practice and exercise of the knowledge. For further reading on the idea click here…