the story vacuum
It was a privilege today to be a part of Christian Schools Australia's state conference. To see over 1000 teachers together brings me hope for the emerging generation - the passion of this tribe of educators was simply infectious.
One of the opportunities I had was to run a seminar and a workshop - both seemed to go well, but I was particularly interested in how people engaged in my seminar "The Story Vacuum." There was a strong resonance with this idea that the emerging generation - while immersed in the language of story - are longing to experience a larger, truer story that cuts through their social media feed.
vacuum - A space totally devoid of matter. The state or degree of exhaustion in such an enclosed space. A space not filled or occupied. In quantum mechanics, the state with the lowest possible energy.
Humans and animals exposed to vacuum will lose consciousness after a few seconds and die of hypoxia within minutes.
It was super-encouraging to explore how to facilitate learning spaces that re-fill the vacuum with the oxygen of the Story of God.