I’m not a teacher: only a fellow traveler of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead – ahead of myself as well as you.

George Bernard Shaw

This blog is called A Teacher’s Blog. Reading the quote above, that is rather curious. It begs for an explanation of the word teacher. Most people see a teacher as a person that defines doctrine and gets you to believe it, be it math or theology.

I do not want to persuade you of anything. I want to get you to think and search on your own.

I have to tell it again and again: I have no doctrine. I only point out something. I point out reality, I point out something in reality which has not or too little been seen. I take him who listens to me at his hand and lead him to the window. I push open the window and point outside. 

I have no doctrine, I carry on a dialogue.I push open the window and point outside.

Martin Buber

Do you want to make me successful? Start thinking and build your own opinion. Do you want to make me happy? Start a dialogue with me.

I am a Gallup certified Strengths Coach. Whether I am a skilled writer you can find out yourself on this blog. In addition, I am a teacher in a local church involved in church leadership.

You don’t know where to start? This is one place to have some topically organised hints.

A Wolf among Wolves

“You think Yoda stops teaching, just because his student does not want to hear? A teacher Yoda is. Yoda teaches like drunkards drink, like killers kill.”Yoda He said to them, “So then, every Torah-teacher who has been made into a talmid for the Kingdom of Heaven is like the owner of a home who brings…

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Perspectives

Love your neighbor as yourself. Lev 19:18 What is needed to love your neighbour? Several things actually. First, you have to be aware that your neighbour is not you. That is not as trivial as you might think. Babies do not know that things are separate from them. They have no self-consciousness. Actually, they only…

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Our Future from our Past

At the beginning I announce the end, proclaim in advance things not yet done; and I say that my plan will hold, I will do everything I please to do. Isa 46:10 Many people use this verse to say that God knows the end already from the beginning. The verb translated as “proclaim” does mean…

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God in different Worldviews

Rely on the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your understanding.Proverbs 3:5 For premodern, traditionally thinking people, it is the most natural thing in the world: God exists, He has given us His Word, the Word is true, and proves that God exists. And if that is not enough proof for…

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Positive Disintegration

“Don’t suppose that I have come to bring peace to the Land. It is not peace I have come to bring, but a sword!Matthew 10:34 Most people fit in. They do what they are expected to do, and believe what they are expected to believe or even told to believe. This is especially true for…

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Is fear a Spirit?

For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but the spirit of power, love, and prudence. Timothy 1: 7 For many years I have understood this verse fundamentally and fundamentally wrong. The translation This is mainly due to the translations and teaching I received. What bothers me about the translation: The first half-sentence…

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