On Aristotle and Happiness

By Christine Norvell Humanity of every age and culture has sought a sense of purpose, often in semantics—perhaps fulfillment, contentment, joy, pleasure, satisfaction, or happiness add meaning to our life on earth. However, some of these words appear interconnected or lend to a dichotomy, either relating to the physical senses or to intuitive ones. Aristotle saw how these separate terms could intertwine to define happiness: … Continue reading On Aristotle and Happiness

A Classical Christian School—Two Centuries Ago

By Ian Mosley, Instructor of Latin, School of the Ozarks “But isn’t the whole point of our movement that we already are doing things the way they were done two centuries ago?” The way we describe our own movement can sometimes be confusing. It is sometimes framed as a “recovery” of a way of education that has been lost, which would seem to imply that … Continue reading A Classical Christian School—Two Centuries Ago

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

The Great Divorce: The Problem of Pride and Its Impact on the Separation between Heaven and Hell

The Great Divorce is perhaps one of C. S. Lewis’s most creative works, but it remains also one of his lesser known books.  Lewis, himself, in his preface to the book, calls The Great Divorce a “small book.”[1] In spite of its brevity, The Great Divorce has several theological implications, especially with respect to heaven, hell, and the nature of sin. I hope in this … Continue reading The Great Divorce: The Problem of Pride and Its Impact on the Separation between Heaven and Hell

An Education of Re-Humanization

I’ve been spending significant time lately considering the purpose of education and how we as Christians should be pursuing its proper goal (telos). I’ve given a couple presentations on the topic, and I plan to continue thinking and researching in this direction in the coming months. For example, each of the bold headings below represent an area that I want to expand upon in the … Continue reading An Education of Re-Humanization

Book Review: Dwelling on Delphi: Thinking Christianly about the Liberal Arts

By Christine Norvell I found when I first visited with Dr. Robert Woods by phone in 2011 that he had a winning way. I was simply calling to learn more about the Great Books graduate programs at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama. I told myself I was just investigating, but by the time our conversation ended, I found myself agreeing with his pivotal question, “When … Continue reading Book Review: Dwelling on Delphi: Thinking Christianly about the Liberal Arts

An Apology for Star Wars

(Spoiler warning: I will discuss aspects of the most recent Star Wars film as if my readers have seen it or simply don’t care if I ruin it, so if you wish to see the film and not know what happens before you go, stop reading, go see the movie, and come back and read this afterwards) I have undertaken to write an apology for … Continue reading An Apology for Star Wars