David Faust

An edifying, eclectic education

Another Look by David Faust Known as the Schoolmaster of the Nation, one of the most influential educators in American history was William Holmes McGuffey (1800-1873). While teaching in a one-room school house where his pupils ranged in age from 6 to 21, McGuffey saw the need for textbooks to guide students through different stages […]

David Faust

How big is your worldview?

Another Look by David Faust Talking with a coworker about plans for an upcoming banquet, I said, “Even if 20 people attend, it will be worthwhile.” She smiled and replied, “I was thinking we should plan for 500 guests.” Evidently I wasn’t thinking big enough. Decades ago a church sold some extra property it owned […]

David Faust

Like a well-watered garden

Another Look by David Faust In an agricultural society one of the worst things that can happen is a drought. When it doesn’t rain, crops don’t grow, grass turns brown, drinking water dries up, and livestock suffers. How terrible it must have been in the days of Elijah when “it did not rain on the […]

Wearing the family name

Another Look by David Faust Have you ever Googled your own name? I did so the other day and the website informed me, “There are 218 people with the name David Faust in the United States.” A quick scan of individuals on the list revealed that while we may wear the same name, our lives […]

Left out?

Another Look by David Faust Southpaws, get ready to celebrate. August 13, 2011 is National Left-Handers Day. As a lefty myself, I find this news encouraging. After all, left-handers are a minority comprising less than 15 percent of the world’s population. Who wants to receive a “left-handed compliment”? The French word for left is gauche, […]