Universal Sirens (Tread the Dawn Series)

In The Voyage of the Dawn Treader there is a scene in which Caspian is determined to go to the world’s end, but the others are trying to reason with him that it is not proper for him to go, for he must return to Narnia to rule justly over his people. Edmund makes the suggestion that they tie and bind Caspian to force him … Continue reading Universal Sirens (Tread the Dawn Series)

Sonnet for the First Week in Lent

By Ian Mosley The dawn does not disperse, but in fact removes the image even of the dark which just one moment past, in cloak intact and seamless seemed to own the world–remark the ways in which our mind cannot embrace contráries: ashen bones cannot be raised, the purest hyssop won’t our filth efface, but rather death will drag us where none are praised. But … Continue reading Sonnet for the First Week in Lent

Learning Disabilities and the Classical School

By Ian Mosley, Instructor of Latin, School of the Ozarks The human immune system is a complex bit of machinery. As it learns to define and identify potential threats, it has immense potential to protect us from disease; of course, the most effective diseases find ways around easy identification, using their protean disguises to slip past our defenses. Moreover, having an overzealous immune system can … Continue reading Learning Disabilities and the Classical School

Classical Roundup – February 16th, 2018

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 21stcentury. Help for the Digitally Drowning Family – Tony Reinke writes a practical and helpful article helping families navigate the technology that can engulf our lives.   Classical Education: In It For The Long Haul – Emily Price … Continue reading Classical Roundup – February 16th, 2018

Ash Wednesday (Book Blurbs)

Today is February 14, so naturally stores are filled with flowers, candy, and greeting cards for those last-minute Valentine’s Day shoppers. But this year, February 14 also marks a “holiday/holy-day” of far more significance for the Church–Ash Wednesday. However, many in my tradition (Southern Baptist) have little knowledge of or concern for Ash Wednesday. Unfortunately, I find this lack of knowledge and concern disappointing. The … Continue reading Ash Wednesday (Book Blurbs)

How to Learn a Language

By Ian Mosley, Instructor of Latin, School of the Ozarks The old saying is true—“familiarity breeds contempt”—but that isn’t even half the problem. Familiarity also leads to comfort, and the human mind does odd things when it is comfortable. G. K. Chesterton wrote his wonderful book The Everlasting Man, he said, to re-present the Christian west as if examining an alien country, so that, the … Continue reading How to Learn a Language

Essence Matters

By Dan Snyder A dusty concept now set aside by productive people, the notion of essence and the possibility of the essential appears extra to the tasks of living and enjoying, or the pursuit of happiness. Truly, this old concept may stand in the way of immediate gratification. An idea that the early Greeks who concerned themselves with the ‘ontos’ or the world of beings … Continue reading Essence Matters