Sacred Space: Responding to God’s Presence

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We live in a noisy world that seems determined to capture the attention and hearts of children. Noise is ubiquitous! Canned music in stores and on elevators, television at the airport or in restaurants or the doctor’s office, leaf blowers, traffic, siblings, dogs, and on and on. . . . Quiet is a rare experience […]

Sacred Spaces

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By Mark Brink and Bill Boerman-Cornell As the start of the new school year marks a time of transition for all educators, it also marks a time of transition for the Christian Educators Journal. After six years of faithful service to the CEJ, Gary VanAaragon retired from his post as editor last spring. (The December […]

Sacred Space Pedagogy

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by Debra Paxton-Buursma and Jo-Ann Van Reeuwyk Sacred Space Pedagogy is animated by a fundamental belief that God intended space to be sacred: sanctuary for the flourishing and delight of all living things. And yet, we live and teach in a broken world, experiencing the effects of injustice and suffering in our curriculum and classrooms. […]

If Walls Could Talk

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by Jo-Ann Van Reeuwyk with Becca Brasser, John Booy, Mark Ponstine, and Frency Frans How do we make or miss opportunities to design our teaching spaces as safe places? If we trust that places and pedagogical practices are marked by hospitality, safety, and nurturing, then how much attention should we give the physical spaces themselves? […]