Understanding over Aesthetics

Of all the subjects I teach, I take the most care when teaching doctrine, as misinterpretation and misapplication will have eternal consequences. I acknowledge that my non-standard methods and materials may be subject to criticism. However, when style is focused on over substance, it undermines the primary goal of teaching in a way that honors God and helps students grow in their faith. The effectiveness of teaching is ultimately measured by student understanding of the core message, not by superficial stylistic preferences.