In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.
"It is sometimes said that we live in violent times, or in a violent world. While it is undoubtedly true that there is much violence in the world, and even overt violence in our schools, it is also true that there is a more subtle violence that permeates our schools. This violence calls for not just teaching, but ministering, and in doing so, provides a lens through which to look at teaching and teachers."
"Teaching as Ministering,"
Verbum: Vol. 9
, Article 21.
Available at: https://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/verbum/vol9/iss2/21