Classical Roundup – December 29th, 2017

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 21st century. What We Celebrate at Christmas R.C. Sproul reminds us that what we really celebrate at Christmas is the incarnation of God Himself. Ask Andrew – How Do I Introduce Classical Education to My Middle School Child? … Continue reading Classical Roundup – December 29th, 2017

Top 5 Posts of 2017

2018 is almost upon us, and it would be sad to forget the best of 2017 on The Classical Thistle. Here are the top five posts from this past year.   What Scares Me About Classical Education In the most popular article of 2017, Josh Dyson describes the fear that grips him with passing on classical education to our children. Insightful and worth a read … Continue reading Top 5 Posts of 2017

The Classical Roundup – December 22nd, 2017

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 21st century. Preparing for Tomorrow, Today with the Trivium – Learn how the trivium prepares our students for the future ahead. Martin Detweiler and Dr. George Grant again give us a six-minute excellent video.   What is the … Continue reading The Classical Roundup – December 22nd, 2017

There’s a Hole in My (Vision) Bucket

I failed a car inspection! Now granted, I drive a beat-up, duct-taped SUV, and this failure among many other problems was due primarily to a leak in my radiator hose. And, if not fixed, it will eventually lock up my engine, destroying my car. This small leak in a critical spot had the potential to destroy this massive car. Parents, students, and teachers all have … Continue reading There’s a Hole in My (Vision) Bucket

Nexus Notes – December 15th, 2017

A nexus is a series of connections linking two or more things. These notes are dedicated to linking us to great content elsewhere out on the web. Preparing for Tomorrow, Today –  George Grant tells a great story of the dining hall at Saint Mary’s in Oxford, England that perfectly illustrates how we can and should prepare for tomorrow, today. Classic George Grant in a … Continue reading Nexus Notes – December 15th, 2017

Nexus Notes – December 8th, 2017

A nexus is a series of connections linking two or more things. These notes are dedicated to linking us to great content elsewhere out on the web.   A Test For CCE Students – Article by Mark Bauerlein This article informs and explains the new kind of admissions test that has been created called the Classic Learning Test.   Avoiding Trendy Ideas – Article by Dr. John … Continue reading Nexus Notes – December 8th, 2017

Hudson Taylor: Improving Leadership

Hudson Taylor has become a study of mine since naming our first son Hudson three years ago. I had no intention of naming him after Hudson Taylor until my Dad mentioned and introduced me to this man and his inspirational life unto the Lord. Recently in my reading of Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders, he cites a letter that Taylor wrote that remarks on … Continue reading Hudson Taylor: Improving Leadership