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Recent News [01.26.2023]

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The unfolding of your words gives light;
it gives understanding to the simple.

Psalm 119:130

It is winter here in Western New York and this week I took one of my classes for a walking Winter Prayer meditation. We read the prayer together.


Lord, in the midst of Winter when the days are cold 

and the wind can pierce us

remind us of the warmth of your love.


In the midst of Winter when days are short,

dawn come late,

and dusk arrives early,

remind us that in darkness your light still shines.


In the midst of Winter when the flowers of spring still lie hidden in the earth,

when the leaves are off the trees and the world can seem bleak,

remind us that Easter is but a short time away.


And when in our lives we feel we are experiencing a season of winter,

reach out to us 

with the power of your resurrection 

so that we can feel the light that alone can 

take away the darkness of our soul.


(Adapted from:


Then we pulled on our winter coats, hats, and gloves and walked around our quad three times pondering the prayer in quiet solitude and with others as it felt natural.


Friends, what a gift we have from our God who is our light and who guides our energy and expertise in beautiful and unimaginable ways. Again I give thanks for each of you in your presence and perseverance wherever you are walking and shining God’s love.


Be well,
Sunshine R. Sullivan, PhD
President, International Christian Community of Teacher Education (2022-2024)

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The purposes of the International Christian Community for Teacher Education (ICCTE) are to:

1. Promote communication and encouragement among Christian teacher educators;

2. Promote research-based and theoretically informed conversation about a range of topics related to the preparation of educators; and

3. Promote broader awareness of the importance and value of Christian thought and practice in relation to the broad field of education.


AT LeTourneau University, in May of 2010, the International Christian Community for Teacher Education (ICCTE) was launched as a formal association.  Prior to that time, and dating back to a conference at Trinity Christian College in Chicago in May 1994, teacher educators and allied higher education personnel had been meeting every other year on the campus of a CCCU institution for the purpose of scholarly exchange and fellowship,  For further information about the history of the group, see an article by Van Brummelen and Elliott


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