Feb 19, 2007 On Personality and Developmental Theory

No Quantum Learning without Quantum Teaching…08:28pm Feb 20, 2007 EST -

I had seen it in this context as well- dunno if it is related... doesn't seem to be.
"Quantum Learning is an integrated school model designed to initiate change, enhance teacher capacity, and increase student achievement. A primary goal of the model is to create school environments that are engaging and dynamic. Components of the model focus on leadership, researched-based teaching methods, cognitive psychology, learning and life skills, parent and community involvement, and school improvement through evaluation. The model seeks to make content more meaningful and relevant to students’ lives. Quantum Learning is based on three core beliefs: (1) all people can learn; (2) people learn differently; and (3) learning is effective when it is engaging and challenging.
Quantum Learning is based on Eight Keys of Excellence and the Tenets of Learning. The Tenets include: Everything Speaks, Everything is On Purpose, Experience Before Label, Acknowledge Every Effort, and If It’s Worth Learning, It’s Worth Celebrating. A set of policies, agreements, procedures, and rules guide school governance and support QL practice."


Now for a recommendation: I have been devouring Roy Zuck's Teaching as Jesus Taught. I meant to do a scan in preparation for writing the paper and was taken in by it. I am the type who spent weeks several years ago categorizing Jesus' questions and commands by Greek tense. If I I had this book I would have saved a lot of time.

More importantly Dr. Zuck's book is a magnum opus in regard to the quantum teaching of Jesus. It points out in incredible and exhaustive detail the many ways in which Jesus engaged students and engendered learning while revealing the multifaceted and multilayered endeavor of disipleship. This is the best thing I have read though it quotes liberally from some of the other books I had previously read on the subject. Great indices too...

Building Leaders…04:28pm Feb 22, 2007 EST -

Phillips Brooks said "The true way to be humble is not to stoop till thou art smaller than thyself, but to stand at thy real height against some higher nature that will show thee what the real smallness of thy greatness is." We get to stand up against the holiness of God in Christ Jesus. I once heard Swindoll say that the true measure of how you are doing on building a servant heart is to see how you react when you get treated like a servant. I've failed that test royally on occasion.

There's a sense that God alone can teach humilty. He has both the means and the love for us to effect this (Hebrews 12). The lack of humility would have been a disqualification for Christian service in Augustine's eyes. Maybe we ought to take that seriously today. If we are not humble, God will be pleased to humiliate us. Or cast us out.

Lack of humility is what I call a sin-cluster- Pride, Self-Absorption, Self-Centeredness, Conceit, Hubris, Arrogance, Haughtiness. It's got to be an intentional thing we slay as we are putting off the old man daily.I think that is important to us especially unless we want to come out of this PhD endeavor smelling like seminary and thus become worthless tools.

I think the best way to teach humility, if it is possible at all, is to make frequent contact with the humble, the least of these. Even people who don't look or smell or act like we do. Or to see what God is doing in prisons or soup kitchens or AIDS clinics. I remember a little black lady that worked at the sheltered workshop Earnie was supervisor for at the Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind. If you asked her how she was, she would tell you how blessed she was and how she loved Jesus. I think of her often.

04:07pm Feb 22, 2007 EST -

I keep finding my way back to Doug Groothuis' blog so I thought I would pass along the link for anyone interested- his letter to the Chronicle appeared on the site recently..


07:37pm Feb 21, 2007 EST -

The ultrasound this AM was negative- so the good news is I have a healthy gallbladder, pancreas, liver and kidneys. The bad news is I'm left with a "mystery attack". My doctor in Indy released me to come home and pursue double endoscopies to try to determine what could have caused this. I am at home now and resting somewhat comfortably. Please continue to pray for grace for me as I am not a patient patient.

Please pray for my good friend who just learned his cancer has spread to his other parts of his body after several surgeries that has left his face disfigured. Here's a quote from him on this that I post in the midst of our own prayers. I am so blessed to have friends like him.

"I am not over this yet but I will continue the fight and have stormed
heaven with my requests and am quite at peace knowing the God of all Peace
knows my beginning from my end, and I am convinced that He will not let me
fall from his Everlasting Arms. What a wonderful God we serve. "
Amen and amen.

The A&F Top 100

The 2004 Arts & Faith Top100 Spiritually Significant Films are listed (with its year of release and the name of the director) in alphabetical order below. You can also find the list at the A&F website, where you can learn more about the films and join in on the discussion.



CT top 50,
And CT’s top 50 books that have influenced evangelicals

Thinking IS spiritual warfare. The Battle for the Mind is alive and well. A. W. Tozer: "The things you read will fashion you by slowly conditioning your mind."
Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…

Find the top ten of everything here…


C.S. Lewis Mere Christianity
2.Dietrich Bonhoeffer The Cost of Discipleship
3.Karl Barth Church Dogmatics
4.J.R.R. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)
5.John Howard Yoder The Politics of Jesus
6.G.K. Chesterton Orthodoxy
7.Thomas Merton The Seven Storey Mountain
8.Richard Foster Celebration of Discipline
9.Oswald Chambers My Utmost for His Highest
10.Reinhold Niebuhr Moral Man and Immoral Society

And you’ve probably see the Myers-Briggs Prayers, right?

* ENFJ: God, help me to do only what I can and trust you for the rest. Do you mind putting that in Writing?
* ENFP: God, help me to keep my mind on one th-Look a bird!-ing at a time.
* ENTJ: Lord, help me slow downandnotrushthroughwhatIdoAmen.
* ENTP: Lord, help me follow established procedures today. On second thought, I'll settle for a few minutes.
* ESFJ: God, help me have patience, and I mean right NOW!
* ESFP: God help me to take things more seriously, especially parties and dancing.
* ESTJ: God, help me to not try to RUN everything. But, if you need some help, just ask!
* ESTP: God, help me to take responsibility for my own actions, even though they're usually NOT my fault.
* INFJ: Lord, help me to not be a perfectionist. (Did I spell that correctly?)
* INFP: God, help me to finish everything I sta__
* INTJ: Lord, keep me open to other's ideas, WRONG though they may be.
* INTP: Lord, help me be less independent, but let me do it my way.
* ISFJ: Lord, help me to be more laid back and help me to do it EXACTLY right.
* ISFP: Lord, help me to stand up for my rights (if you don't mind my asking).
* ISTJ: Lord, help me relax about insignificant details beginning tomorrow at 11:41.23 a.m. EST.
* ISTP: God, help me to consider other people's feelings, even if most of them ARE hypersensitive.


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