Category Archives: Education Issues

Daily Bible Nugget #597, Hebrews 5:12

The Nugget: Heb 5:12  For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of … Continue reading

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Anton Chekhov’s short story “The Bet” and the impact of Bible reading

Teaching great literature is very hazardous should you focus on the details, like theme and climax. “The Bet” is the story of a banker and a lawyer who made a mutual bet. The lawyer said he could stay in solitary … Continue reading

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Daily Bible Nugget #583, Psalm 94:20

The Nugget: Psalm 94:20  Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law? (KJV) Psa 94:20 Can wicked rulers be allied with you, those who frame injustice by statute? (ESV, English Standard Version) Psa … Continue reading

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Education does not need to stop when schools close!

Concern about the corona virus (Covid-19) has prompted panic buying of toilet paper and the closing of schools. When I taught public school in Detroit, Michigan, there was often a shortage of toilet paper in the student lavatories. Part of … Continue reading

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Daily Bible Nugget #559, Romans 12:9

The Nugget: Rom 12:9  Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. (KJV) Rom 12:9 Be sincere in your love for others. Hate everything that is evil and hold tight to everything … Continue reading

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Daily Bible Nugget #557, Genesis 1:21

The Nugget: Gen 1:21  And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. (KJV) My … Continue reading

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The surest weapon against bad ideas

Proverbs and Quotations “The only sure weapon against bad ideas is BETTER IDEAS.” A. Whitney Griswold My Comment: One source of the best ideas is the Bible. You can find good ideas in many well-written books. In my teaching career … Continue reading

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Sharpen your focus

Proverbs and Quotations “One of the gravest perils which besets the ministry is a restless scattering of energies over an amazing multiplicity of interests which leaves no margin of time and of strength for receptive and absorbing communion with God.” … Continue reading

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On Reading

Proverbs and Quotations “Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year.”  Horace Mann My … Continue reading

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My Reading Crusade, Part 10

Probably the newspaper article about “Jerome Smith’s Reading Crusade” came out too soon, before the program could be reproduced for distribution. The article generated wide interest at the time. My school principal, Dr. Miller, said my work helps students, especially … Continue reading

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