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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: Appreciating “Old” Truths in a New-Centered World

I generally don’t read movie reviews, especially in the comment sections of websites. My straightforward principle is that the people who generally write those are the same people who think the McRib is a good idea, and, well, let’s just say I question their judgment. But sometimes when I am going to take my kids to see a movie I haven’t seen, I do want … Continue reading The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: Appreciating “Old” Truths in a New-Centered World

What a Rubik’s Cube Taught Me About Teaching

My son received a Rubik’s Cube this last Christmas, but it wasn’t the first one he had received. We had given him one the year before, but it ended up slipping through a worm hole shortly thereafter. This year a second cube appeared around Christmas (whether it be a new one or the old one re-emerging from the alternate dimension, I cannot say for certain). … Continue reading What a Rubik’s Cube Taught Me About Teaching

The Character of the Teacher (Reflections on B. B. Warfield’s The Religious Life of Theological Students #2)

Classical Christian education is, and ought to be, a rigorous endeavor. And not just for the student. Teachers, too, have a high calling to be learned. I remember when we first started our school nearly seven years ago—I was halfway through my PhD in Old Testament, and one of my first realizations was how much I didn’t know. The more that I learn, the more … Continue reading The Character of the Teacher (Reflections on B. B. Warfield’s The Religious Life of Theological Students #2)

B. B. Warfield on Theological Education (Reflections on B. B. Warfield’s The Religious Life of Theological Students #1)

In his excellent short essay, The Religious Life of Theological Students, B. B. Warfield gives advice to the theological student about the kind of person he or she should be. Too often our focus on theological education is merely the information to be learned. But Warfield argues it is just as, or more important, that the proper formation is happening in the student. As I … Continue reading B. B. Warfield on Theological Education (Reflections on B. B. Warfield’s The Religious Life of Theological Students #1)

Classical Roundup – January 18th, 2019

The Classical Roundup is a group of worthwhile articles, videos, and podcasts that I have found helpful on our journey of exploring classical Christian education in the 21stcentury.   Have your cake and eat it too! You don’t have to choose between Christian and college prep (Podcast) – Can we have our cake and eat it too? Parents often worry that a Christian school may produce students … Continue reading Classical Roundup – January 18th, 2019

My Top 5 Books of 2018 (Scott McElvain)

This year’s selection is taken from a stack of fewer books read due to the extensive selective reading that I have done for my doctoral studies. However, these five books I have found to be challenging and beneficial for me and my growth. 5 Voices: How to Communicate Effectively with Everyone You Lead & 5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There is … Continue reading My Top 5 Books of 2018 (Scott McElvain)

The Often Forgotten Importance of Recess

Our school’s kindergarten through second-grade recess is insane, and I love every minute of it. Students running, throwing, jumping, kicking, and getting in quarrels all the time. Yes, you are correct, I did mention the high volume of quarrels that happen within recess and my anticipation of helping supervise this time once a week. This recess block produces more fights, disagreements, hurt feelings, and opportunities … Continue reading The Often Forgotten Importance of Recess