John‬ ‭16‬:‭31‬-‭33‬ ‭ESV‬‬

”Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”“ ‭‭…

Revolutionizing Course Content Curation

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John 14:1-6

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 14:1-6

“For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,” ‭‭[2 Corinthians‬ ‭10:3-5‬ ‭ESV‬‬] (

“If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.” ‭‭Mark‬ ‭3:24-25‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭3:16-17‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:32‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭16:13‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” ‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:11‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.” ‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭2:17‬ ‭ESV‬‬…

““Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:34‬ ‭ESV‬‬

‘I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”’

John 16:33

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‘For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. '

Romans 8:6

“But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,” ‭‭John‬ ‭1:12‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.” - 1984, George Orwell

Truth versus Inquiry

Over the past few years, we have witnessed a dramatic change in the process of teaching and learning at the university. Safe spaces, banned books, multiple new pronouns, and canceled speakers are now commonplace at most learning institutions. An effort to keep students “safe” by removing the possibility of hurt feelings, perceived microaggressions, or emotional trauma has trumped the pursuit of knowledge. The objective of truth, or at a minimum inquiry, itself has stagnated in deference to the possibility of causing a student to have to rethink their firmly held beliefs.

A recent opinion piece on The Chronicle of Higher Education titled The Purpose of a University Isn’t Truth. It’s Inquiry. contrasts the difference between truth and inquiry. Further, the author asserts that academic freedom organizations such as FIRE, Hetrodox Academy, and The Academic Freedom Alliance would be better served and draw a more diverse audience by focusing the discussion on the process of inquiry and critical thinking rather than a pursuit of truth.

The author argues that truth, as a concept, is “not a stable enough category to bear the weight of higher education’s entire mission.” Instead, the author states that critical inquiry may be a better and more robust benchmark to use as a goalpost in the academic setting. Critical inquiry “seeks to cultivate habits of mind that go beyond mere curiosity about the world. It combines creativity, experimentation, and evaluation in an ongoing, iterative process. It can encompass the full range of learning, teaching, and research activities on college campuses, from experiments in particle physics to orchestra rehearsals of Brahms’s concertos.” In my opinion, this concept sounds like what we are looking for in education, except for the fact that the whole purpose of critical inquiry is to find the truth. If you allow for truth to be something other than the main objective of learning, then you fail to educate. Rather than working towards what they deem a possibly impossible truth, the authors argue that focusing on critical inquiry would also allow for a broader range of ideas, theories, and discussions. In an effort to be more welcoming to a more diverse audience, the authors are willing to abandon the pursuit of knowledge altogether.

‘After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. And when his parents saw him, they were astonished. And his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been searching for you in great distress.” And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” '

Luke 2:46-49

‘I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. '

Philippians 4:12-13