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​The Constant Teachers

Joel Heim

​Owner

Nelia Beth

Nelia Beth Scovill

​Owner

​As long-time college professors of religion and philosophy, ​students ​routinely identified us as ​some of their most influential and engaging teachers.  ​Unfortunately, ​we had more than our share of bumps in the road (see or Origin Story below) and our academic careers ended earlier than we expected and wanted.  ​​Since leaving higher education, we have found that we are constant teachers:  we cannot live ​without helping others to become more fully human.  And so, when faced with the end of our proverbial rope, we tied a knot and hung on by formed ​ Explore Big Ideas, LLC so we could continue our teaching.  Our teaching, however, is no longer limited to the students attending specific colleges--it's available to the public in general.  

​Enrich Your Life With Big Ideas

Explore Big Ideas LLC provides you with unique learning experiences ​ ​to enrich your life.  

​Our various projects and websites ​feature

  • ​adult-focused education and personal development content
  • ​interactive web-based education, and
  • ​engaging multi-media formats.

By fully engaging in our offerings you will

  • ​freedom to ​complete ​the parts of ​projects and assignments you have time for
  • ​learn to think better
  • ​learn to act consistently with your values
  • ​learn to interact amicably and respectfully with those who hold different views
  • ​progress in finding your purpose, understanding your true self, and living more fully
  • ​prepare to participate in our multi-cultural world
  • ​gain experience​e in discussing ideas that matter with others.

By fully engaging in our offerings you will

  • ​adult-focused education and personal development content
  • ​interactive web-based education
  • ​engaging multi-media formats
  • ​freedom to ​complete ​the parts of ​projects and assignments you have time for
  • ​learn to think better
  • ​learn to act consistently with your values
  • ​learn to interact amicably and respectfully with those who hold different views
  • ​progress in finding your purpose, understanding your true self, and living more fully
  • ​prepare to participate in our multi-cultural world
  • ​gain experience​e in discussing ideas that matter with others.

​Master Educators

​We are truly master teachers with a lifetime of educational experience.  We have always been noted for our engaging and innovative teaching styles.  Together they have more than 40 years of college teaching experience at universities in California and Wisconsin. We also have years of other teaching experience in public schools, religious organizations and industry.  We both have Ph.Ds. in social ethics from the University of Southern California and master’s degrees in religion from Union Theological Seminary (associated with Columbia University) in New York City.  Joel has a bachelor's degree in secondary education from the University of Nebraska.  Nelia Beth has her bachelor’s degree in religious studies from Oregon State University.

Joel and Nelia Beth

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Free Will

​Explore Big Ideas


Watch our 5-minute video exploring "free will" to get a better sense of what it means to explore big ideas and what our company can do for you..


Learn Ponder Engage

​Method


We teach a cyclical process with three distinct phases: Learning, Pondering, and Engaging. Enter the exploration process at any phase, moving "backward’" or ‘"forward" in the cycle. ​

Nelia Beth & Joel

​Nelia Beth and Joel


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The Origins of ​Explore Big Ideas

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