Drawing on themes from the co-authored volume Teaching and Christian Imagination (Eerdmans), this plenary session at the 2015 Kuyers Institute conference on Faith and Teaching: Virtue, Practice, Imagination was built around an active exploration of the pedagogical imagination of Bernard of Clairvaux. Bernard calls us to trace the threads connecting affect, imagination, and the practice of love. Teaching becomes breaking bread, learning is a shared meal. How can a focus on Christian imagination frame our approach to the questions of Christian teaching and learning and to past thinkers who pondered them? Here I tried to provide an interactive approach to understanding what it might be like to imagine teaching and learning through a faith-shaped metaphor, as Bernard did.

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