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Kierkegaard’s King and Maiden Story

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Nineteenth-century philosopher Søren Kierkegaard wrote the following parable, which has been widely circulated. It alludes to the Song of Solomon (or Song of Songs), where King Solomon is shown disguising himself as a shepherd to win the heart of a Shulamite woman.

The king was like no other king. Every statesman trembled before his power. No one dared breathe a word against him,

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Teaching Approaches and Learning Styles

Ken Boa explores seven approaches to teaching/learning, all used by Jesus, that demonstrate the importance of variety and unpredictability in our communication delivery methods. The seven methods are lecture, stories, visual aids, Q&A, discussion, drama, and projects. These are useful to anyone, but especially those who teach, preach, or mentor on a regular basis.

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