Axiom: Greetings and Goodbyes Matter

The most significant task I was unprepared for when stepping into administration was leading meetings. I had never honestly run one and never given much thought to what a good meeting consisted of. Not only this, but realizing my inadequacy led to fear and disdain for them. Nevertheless, I must lead them, so I began preparing. I found after a while that I was spending … Continue reading Axiom: Greetings and Goodbyes Matter

Annals of a Quiet Neighborhood Book Review

By Christine Norvell “I fancy I have never written a book in which I did not quote from him. But it has not seemed to me that those who have received my books kindly take even now sufficient notice of the affiliation. Honesty drives me to emphasize it.”—C.S. Lewis I can’t explain it as well as I’d like, but there’s something to George MacDonald’s preachy … Continue reading Annals of a Quiet Neighborhood Book Review

My Top 5 Books of 2017 (Scott McElvain)

As the year comes to a close, we as a staff have decided to detail our favorite reads of 2017. My list is scattered through with different genres, but a small bit of encouragement to me as I review all that I have read. These lists always help me stuff my reading list, and I hope my top 5 will do the same.   5: … Continue reading My Top 5 Books of 2017 (Scott McElvain)

My Top 5 Books of 2017 (Josh Dyson)

Why is it so difficult to rank the top books of the year? First, I have to remember which books I actually read this last year. In reflecting on the question, I realized that some books that I thought I had just read, I actually read in 2015 or 2016. How time flies! Second, upon what basis are they being ranked? Are they being ranked … Continue reading My Top 5 Books of 2017 (Josh Dyson)

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

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