Today the third of the three classes I’m teaching this semester met for the first time. It’s an upper-level course on the Gospel of John, which most people know is a longstanding interest of mine.
That’s not entirely unrelated to the fact that this is apparently “international de-lurking week.” If you are a lurker on this blog, this week you are supposed to gather up your courage and leave a comment.
How does that relate to teaching? Well, almost every class (and particularly ones with larger numbers of students) include “lurkers” who sit and listen but don’t join in. I hope that if you are a student who tends to be in this category, you’ll find the courage not just to leave a comment on a blog this week, but also to say something in class. Try it!
In other news, Terry O’Quinn discusses LOST in ways that explore its themes and symbolism (and offers some minor spoilers):