Friday, December 23, 2005

Teaching (Part 9 of 10)

Teaching is talk that opens the mind. Teachers speak with the authority of wisdom and experience. They continually search for deeper forms of analysis, broader perspectives and a more complete understanding of truth. They seek to instill within the student a passion to quest for truth and understanding. Teachers share the skills and abilities necessary to analyze experience, to evaluate or correlate alternate viewpoints, and to develop new forms of speech and expression.

This form of speech suppresses suspicion by increasing tolerance and understanding within the community. It elevates trust by extending the community of trustworthy talk to strangers and foreigners.

Teaching is Paul, a Jewish Christian apostle, mentoring Timothy, a Gentile Christian pastor, in the word of gospel ministry (1 Tim. 4)

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