April 24, 2016 - Letter on learning, from Mike to ncBc

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Letter to ncBc from Mike Sperou, "Confessor" — suffering for Christ; temporarily imprisoned

April 24, 2016 - Letter on learning, from Mike to ncBcMike Sperou, “Confessor”suffering for Christ; temporarily imprisoned.

While imprisoned for his faith, Mike continues to send ncBc letters of encouragement. Another letter from April 2016 is included here. The topic is “learning.”

c. April 24, 2016 | Oregon State Penitentiary

Dearly Beloved

May grace and peace continue to be yours, in fullest measure, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Schooling should only be seen as a preparation for a lifetime of learning — not the end of the process, but the beginning.

In the end, schooling, the learning of skills and habits, should impress the student that he knows very little of what he needs to know — our Bible studies at this time are, in effect, schooling.

All genuine learning is active, something one needs to work at — for understanding and the production of great ideas.

The younger one is, the more they lack experience and seriousness of purpose, the more difficult it is for them to really learn.

Plato felt that serious learning could only begin at 45 years old.

The love, or eros, of knowledge is the key motivation.

Real learning takes effort, so rise to the challenge of creative thinking — without active effort no teacher can help you, no matter how good they are.

A good teacher is one that guides others to learn on their own by discovery — motivating or inspiring them, as well as helping them to overcome their own particular learning disabilities.

Persecuted, but not forsaken,
Mike

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