Doug Blomberg (Editor), Bob Koole, Peter de Boer, Steve Vryhof and Harro Van Brummelen.
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A Vision with a Task is a “how to” book for Christian schools, though the “hows” are clearly rooted in the “whys”. Written by a team of teacher-scholars working together for a year at the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship, this is now considered a classic text for Christian educators. Co-authors Gloria Stronks (Coordinator), Doug Blomberg (Editor), Bob Koole, Peter de Boer, Steve Vryhof and Harro Van Brummelen imagined two schools – a well-established suburban one and its newer, downtown annexe – as sites in which to explore practical ways of advancing Christian discipleship formation across the spectrum of learning. Conversations among fictional teachers intersperse more didactic text, mirroring the rhythm of learning espoused in the book, that of “play, problem-posing, purposeful response.” This “rhythm” is also a model for curriculum, and has been employed in a number of locations, including by the Ontario Alliance of Christian Schools. Wisdom and Curriculum is in many respects a sequel to this book.
An abridged version of this book has been published in Mandarin and a Spanish translation is currently being prepared.