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.

It’s a Dialogue

And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the Scriptures. Acts 17:2 So Paul reasoned. From a worldview of One Truth, with hierarchies based on anointing, this translation of the word “to dialogue” does not really make sense. Though the worldview of the people…

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Punishment and Grace

And in anger his master turned him over to the jailers for punishment until he paid back everything he owed. Mat 18:34 We know the story in Matthew 18: There is a servant that owes his king something like 164’000 years worth of salary of an average worker. The king wants to sell him and…

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Overexcitability

The naive believes everything, But the sensible man considers his steps.Pro 14:15 All my life, whenever my mind was tickled, it actually answered with a storm of thoughts. For years, this was too much for me. All those sensations. So I turned off most of them. I did not smell or taste any longer, excluded…

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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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