Jefferson Bethke

Jefferson Bethke is the New York Times bestselling author of Jesus > Religion and It’s Not What You Think and Love That Lasts. Additionally, he and his wife make YouTube videos, and host a podcast about relationships and faith that can be found on iTunes. They are passionate about encouraging and strengthening marriages knowing it is one of God’s primary vehicles to tell the world about Himself. They live in Maui with their daughter, Kinsley, and son, Kannon.

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How Rhythm & Story can take us where we need to go

One of the products of the enlightenment in the west was the breakdown of meaning. Individualism gave way to throwing off any and all anchors that provide us with the richness and depth so necessary to a human heart. In this talk, Jeff will trace the history of the last 100 years through the lens of the family, and how the loss of rhythm and story has been so detrimental, but what we can do to recover it as a formative practice in the way of Jesus.

Strand Session:

Living as a Family Team and what this means for educators
Education has been made to bear the primary load and consequence of the breakdown in family over the last 100 years. But the very thing that began to breakdown the family, the individual as the highest good, has began to creep into educational spheres as well. The answer is to recover a robust view of living as a team on mission, not only for the family, but for the classroom.

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