by Christian Lingner, currently a senior at College of the Ozarks Anyone who has spent time in an educational institution or setting has heard time and again the refrains of The Apathetic Student, usually expressed in a phrase like “Why am I being forced to learn this stuff, I’m never going to have to use it” or “I don’t want to have to take this … Continue reading Curiosity Doesn’t Kill Anyone
by Josh Dyson, Classical School of Wichita Montag: ”I don’t want to change sides and just be told what to do. There’s no reason to change if I do that.” Faber: ”You’re wise already!” The dialogue above between Montag, the protagonist, and Faber, the wise sage, in Ray Bradbury’s 1953 dystopian novel, Fahrenheit 451, takes place in the middle of Montag’s crisis of belief. He … Continue reading Freedom in the Fire–Fahrenheit 451
By Christian Lingner, School of the Ozarks Class of 2014 History reveals three main ways in which societies can be structured or governed. Probably the most historically popular system is that which governs through a top-down approach, employing regulations and obligations to force the common people to comply with the government’s wishes. Another possibility is complete anarchy, simply letting people do as they wish without … Continue reading Virtue Ethics: The Dilemma of Postmodern Democracy (Portrait of a Graduate Series)
By Josh Dyson, Classical School of Wichita If you have not done so, I encourage you to read the introduction to this series, Stop Loving People, Part 1. In this series of blogs we will consider the following: 1. God’s particular love; 2. that the abstraction of “people” leads to non-love; 3. and that God has placed particular people in your schools and lives to … Continue reading Stop Loving People, Part 2
By Josh Dyson, Classical School of Wichita In Doug Wilson’s June 15, 2017 “Content Cluster” email blast he shared a link to the video of Bob Dylan’s 2016 Nobel Lecture in Literature. Just this last year Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature. As you may or may not remember, the Nobel committee could not get in contact with Dylan for some time. Apparently, even … Continue reading The Myth of Bob Dylan
By Josh Dyson, Classical School of Wichita In the late 19th century and early 20th century, with industrialization progressing at an unprecedented rate, people and nations were gaining a great deal of confidence in what destiny lie before them. Many alliances were being made in attempts to protect themselves and proceed on to the next step that progress required. While there was unrest among certain … Continue reading Do We Really Want Government Schools to Crumble?
The Portrait of a Graduate series aims to publish pieces by recent graduates of classical Christian schools. Not only do we hope to encourage these students in future writing endeavors by publishing their pieces, but we also hope that the excellence shown in these pieces serves as a small portrait of what classical Christian schools hope their students will be able to do with a … Continue reading Madeline Sparks (Portrait of a Graduate)