Mennonite Irony


Sitting through a 5 minute introduction mapping out the anabaptist value of community hermeneutic  then sitting down with a few hundred others to listen quietly to one person with a boatload of academic accomplishments speak.

  1. #1 by Scotty on October 15, 2009 - 9:06 pm

    This reminds me of when the local school division had a time of professional development for all high school teachers to focus on “engagement”. How was this done? They had us watch a live video feed of one guy talking and pointing at meaningless graphs. The teacher next to me actually fell asleep.

  2. #2 by Bene D on October 17, 2009 - 10:24 pm

    ar arr arrrr!

  3. #3 by Dora on November 12, 2009 - 8:57 pm

    Hi Leighton — coming to your comment late — but I agree, an irony indeed. I trust the irony lies in the “community hermeneutic” vs. “listening quietly” and not the fact that the speaker had a lot of academic accomplishments. I sure don’t think c. h. precludes scholarship and the teaching gift, the fuller the boat at times the better, but we sure do need to have the common and responsive engagement that was missing. Assuming we’re referring to the same event in your fair city.

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