Drivers or Passengers

Jerry Goebel recently retold the story of Adele Diamond, groundbreaking neuroscientist at the University of British Columbia, who asks every teacher to consider this question, "If you and I were driving to a new destination, which of us would learn the route better, the driver or the passenger?"

The usual answer is the driver who we believe will know the route better because she experienced it, she didn’t observe it."  And, then, Diamond asks, "Do you have a classroom of drivers or passengers?"

And, that, there is one great question.   Is the journey of faith one to be undertaken actively or passively….? And how do you program your efforts accordingly?

D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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