Checkups and Autopsies in the Classroom

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I think you will agree that checkups and autopsies are two completely different things. They serve different purposes. They meet different needs. You might be wondering what in the world I’m writing here, but stay with me and I’ll explain the important lesson we can glean from this. The first is all about determining a person’s health and then responding …

Bartimaeus, Anxiety, and an Important Teaching-the-Faith Lesson

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Do you know who Bartimaeus is in the Bible? I do. Over the years, I must have taught the passage in Mark that references Bartimaeus at least seventy times (twelve years of over six sections of teaching the New Testament to middle and high school students, not to mention devotions, chapel messages, and Bible studies over the last twenty-plus years). I’ve given quizzes, tests, …