Just-in-Time Learning: advantages and disadvantages

A week or so ago, I stumbled upon a concept of education that made my mind sit up and pay attention. It was the concept of just-in-time learning. Much of the education we received in school was learning to prepare us for the future. Every student struggled with its relevance, but our teachers persisted because they wanted us to have the education just-in-case we needed it.

The internet has made just-in-time learning a way of life. And while it’s good to learn how to bake cookies just when you need to know how to, it’s important to learn some things just in case you need them.

This podcast takes these concepts and applies them to our relationship with God and the styles of discipleship we should embrace.

Just in time learning and spirituality? Didn’t expect to find that here, huh? But now you’re curious. Give it a listen by clicking below.

What does it mean to be a Christ-Follower?

What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus? Does it demand things of us?

The Bible clearly teaches that it costs nothing to have your sins forgiven. Jesus paid it all. He took all the punishment as he hung on the cross. The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Forgiveness, regeneration, justification — these are free gifts from God through Christ. But the idea of following Jesus without there being a cost in doing so is completely alien to biblical teaching. The New Testament church would have considered such a concept as nonsense. So would Christ-followers in places like Sudan, Somalia, Pakistan, or Iran.

This podcast speaks about the meaning of discipleship — the reality of being a Christ-follower.

Why Did Judas Betray Christ?

I know you have heard the expression: Bandwagon fan. They jump on the bandwagon with a bunch of fans of a winning team. Generally, bandwagon fans are looked upon with contempt, but as I think about it, I am a bandwagon fan. When I was a little boy, I didn’t care at all about football. But when I was eight years old, the new Steeler head-coach, Chuck Noll drafted a defensive lineman named Joe Greene. Within two seasons the local team — the Steelers — were winning and I’ve been on the bandwagon ever since. It’s the same with the Penguins. I only watch hockey closely when they are winning. The Lemieux years were great years. I stayed up late and watched games alone in the parsonage in Bradford. And the Crosby era has been a great time. I didn’t watch much in the years in between. It’s the same with baseball. When I was in college there was this team called The Pirates. They won The World Series that year. My roommates and I watched in my apartment at the university. However, as a bandwagon fan, I’ve not watched baseball much since then.

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