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A Closer Look #5 Teaching as a Sacramental Act

A Closer Look #5 Teaching as a Sacramental Act

Today I have a review of Teaching as a Sacramental Act by Mary Elizabeth Mullino Moore, a professor-turned-dean and ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church. I found a lot of inspiration on Moore’s book and hope you’ll give it a closer look. You can also read, rate, and comment on my review at Amazon. … Continue reading

When Men Are Boys.

When Men Are Boys.

I didn’t mean to become an adult who plays video games but it happened. I think video games all have tremendous capacity to be art even if the vast majority of them are a commercial product first, art second (video games are, after all, a $67 billion industry). I’ve played the first Dead Island and … Continue reading

When (Not) to Press for an Excuse.

When (Not) to Press for an Excuse.

I’m in a position through my vocation to throw a lot of opportunity at people and see what happens. Some of them leap at it, some need a little more coaxing, and others always have an excuse. I recently asked several people to step up for a service opportunity. A small handful said “yes” immediately. … Continue reading

Try the smaller classroom.

Try the smaller classroom.

When I was teaching improv acting classes on a regular basis, I was part of an ensemble of instructors who each coached a youth performance team. We’d divvy up rehearsal space and everyone counted themselves lucky that we were able to use the two giant classrooms and the stage. This way, no one got stuck … Continue reading