Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Once you pop....

Hmm.

I now have lots to say.. About things like teaching history. This morning I am going to teach on: the long term causes of the Civil War and on 18th century farming techniques.

I may be lacking creativity but i'm struggling to see how that is possibly going to engage a bunch of urban twenty first century kids... I can engage them on a not rioting in class level.. by telling stories and tap dancing (you'd be surprised!!)

But where is the life education? How do we get to a point where they can grasp that people cared enough about religion to fight over it.. where the position of a table in a room mattered enough to stick a pointy stick in your brother or father. Its worlds away..

Kind of resounds to how far removed from church our young people are. Even stuff like understanding Protestant and Catholic is not there. Its that whole missiological thing of engaging with a culture...

Hang on... as I'm rereading this a thought is blooming... watch this space.. I'm off to go find out what my kids will fight for...

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