Amazing! These teachers came for my hour-long training on how to teach the “Intro to the Christian Culture”; and two-thirds of them were willing to stay for the complete two-and-a-half-hour long FaithSearchDiscovery presentation! Even the organizers of this event in Nizhniy Novgorod were caught by surprise: “How can you hold your audience’s attention? Our teachers always complain about our trainings being too long for their busy schedules.” Well, I shouldn’t actually be surprised–they were learning about the most important thing in their life and they clearly knew it!
They also realized that as teachers they cannot present the “ICC” course to their students without knowing first what all this Christianity is about. They wanted to learn what stands behind those masterpieces of Christian art, literature and music they will be teaching about in their classrooms. They needed to know who is this God Jesus Christ who inspired generations of artists, philosophers, scientists and statesmen throughout Russian history. My presentation on the “Historic Foundation of the Christian Faith” (a.k.a. FaithSearch Discovery) comes in very handy! [Read more…]