5 in 10: David I. Smith

9780802873606This past weekend Brazos Fellows, along with the Graduate Anglicans of Christ Church, hosted Dr. David I. Smith for a symposium titled “On Christian Teaching.” David is Professor of Education and Director of the Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning at Calvin College, and a leading scholar in the field of Christian education and pedagogy. He’s written and edited a number of fantastic books on the subject, including Teaching and Christian Practices: Reshaping Faith and Learning with James K.A. Smith, Teaching and Christian Imagination, and most recently, On Christian Teaching: Practicing Faith in the Classroom.

On Friday and Saturday, a number of graduate students, Brazos Fellows alumni and tutors, and local teachers reflected together on a question posed by David: what does it mean to teach as a Christian? (Below you’ll find a number of excellent resources, both print and online, on this question.)


During David’s visit we sat down for an episode of “Five Questions in Ten Minutes,” and discussed what teachers can learn from the Christian tradition, the 17th century educator and theologian John Amos Comenius, contemporary speculative fiction, Charles Taylor, and much more. You can listen to our conversation here:

Here are links to various items we talked about:

In addition, David provided several links for those interested in learning more about Christian teaching: