Mining for truth through the use of directed questioning was the teaching method of Jesus and Socrates. Modern pedagogy has veered away from this more time consuming approach partly because their view of truth is fuzzy and fuzzy truth really isnt worth mining for, and partly because of today’s fuzzy logic.
Socrates believed in authentic knowledge and engaged his students in deep dialogue forcing them to think, to get beneath the surface all the way to the truth of the matter.
Jesus is the Life, the Truth and the Way and He asked questions to expose the hearts and minds of His hearers. “For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me; for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?” John 5:46-47
At FCS, we seek to ask good questions throughout the grade levels to get to the essential truth established in the Logos so that students see that in Christ Jesus is hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. May our good questions point students to the riches manifested in Jesus for all to marvel and wonder in and may each family take the time to ask those good questions of each other as well.