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 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?
By Josh Dyson The subtitle from the ESV editors for Psalm 78 is “Tell the Coming Generation”. In a handwritten note to the side, I have labeled it simply “Education”. Perhaps John Milton Gregory could have based his famous (at least in the CCE world) book, The Seven Laws of Teaching upon this chapter. Maybe he would have written it something like this: 1st Law—Law … Continue reading Psalm 78
By Josh Dyson Note: This encomium was given at the CSW 9th-12th Grade Spring Dance in April 2017. “They” refers to the graduating class of 2017. They are hard to tell what to do. They have their own plans and have a way that they intend to do things. They are a difficult group to control. At the Annual Banquet last night, one of our … Continue reading An Encomium for the Classical School of Wichita Class of 2017
By Josh Dyson, Classical School of Wichita Note: This series was adapted from a talk I gave at the Classical Christian Schools Forum hosted by School of the Ozarks on Friday, March 3, 2017. 29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30 Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who … Continue reading Stop Loving People, Part 1