Classical Roundup – April 20th, 2018

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. This week is a Paul David Tripp collection.   Knowledge Does Not Mean Maturity – Although meant to address pastors, Paul David Tripps warnings about knowledge equaling maturity are beneficial to all. “It is dangerous to think … Continue reading Classical Roundup – April 20th, 2018

Timid Thinkers: Death, Deconstruction, and Dogma in Franny and Zooey

By Dominic Robin Warning: Quotes from Salinger’s Franny and Zooey include some explicit language. Among philosophical pairings, few are as markedly disparate as that of Ernest Becker and G.K. Chesterton. The theories of Chesterton –a jovial theist, traditionalist, and pervasive optimist –and that of Becker –a, shall-we-say, less jovial cultural anthropologist with an interest in the pervasive power of man’s fear of death –seem in … Continue reading Timid Thinkers: Death, Deconstruction, and Dogma in Franny and Zooey

Marginal Gains

We are obsessed with big. No other example is needed than our infatuation with the large, life-changing resolution we make during New Year’s. We commit ourselves to large goals in different areas of our lives constantly: health, relationships, habits, spiritual formations, job success, and many others. I recently came across a philosophy of change and growth from an unlikely place, but from which I believe we can … Continue reading Marginal Gains

Classical Roundup – Prom!

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. Prom vs. Protocol – Afraid of Putting on Dancing Shoes? Prom A Better Way It’s called the night that you will remember for the rest of your life… high school prom… yet for most of us, prom … Continue reading Classical Roundup – Prom!

Freedom and Tolerance

In his 1987 essay entitled “The Three Columns Revisited,”[1] Mortimer Adler has a prophetic word for today about the misconceptions regarding the meaning of the words freedom and tolerance and how they apply to education. Adler writes: “The cultural or intellectual malaise of which I speak can be described as phony tolerance. It denounces as dogmatic and authoritarian anyone who regards one person’s opinion as … Continue reading Freedom and Tolerance

Classical Roundup–March 30th, 2018

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.   What is classical Christian education? And why is it so important? Dr. Steve Turley explains what classical Christian education is really all about.   Paul David Tripp tackles the question as to what is the daily … Continue reading Classical Roundup–March 30th, 2018

The Adulteress: Guarding Your Students From Her Destruction

“O race of men, born to fly heavenward, how can a breath of wind make you fall back?” The Divine Comedy: Purgatorio Canto XII, lines 95-96 The above lines reiterate the oft-repeated and self-incriminating truth that the heart of man is corrupt, quickly returning to the entanglements of sin (Heb. 12.1). The greatest enemies of man are the sin planted deep in their hearts (Jer. … Continue reading The Adulteress: Guarding Your Students From Her Destruction