Get Ready for Summer! Part 1—Math

By Sara Osborne Warmer temperatures and longer days are building excitement for students and their families as summer approaches.  We’re all eager for a change of pace and a break from the burn-out often associated with the end of the school year, yet we worry about our kids losing their skills over the summer. This need not be the case, however, if parents consider the … Continue reading Get Ready for Summer! Part 1—Math

Classical Roundup – April 27th, 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.  My Son Is Very Smart – “Christ did not choose smart disciples. He chose men who could be taught” – Joshua Gibbs.   Dad the Dragon Slayer– Matt Bianco encourages Dads to help train their children to … Continue reading Classical Roundup – April 27th, 2018

Psalm 78

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

Classical Roundup – April 20th, 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. This week is a Paul David Tripp collection.   Knowledge Does Not Mean Maturity – Although meant to address pastors, Paul David Tripps warnings about knowledge equaling maturity are beneficial to all. “It is dangerous to think … Continue reading Classical Roundup – April 20th, 2018

Timid Thinkers: Death, Deconstruction, and Dogma in Franny and Zooey

By Dominic Robin Warning: Quotes from Salinger’s Franny and Zooey include some explicit language. Among philosophical pairings, few are as markedly disparate as that of Ernest Becker and G.K. Chesterton. The theories of Chesterton –a jovial theist, traditionalist, and pervasive optimist –and that of Becker –a, shall-we-say, less jovial cultural anthropologist with an interest in the pervasive power of man’s fear of death –seem in … Continue reading Timid Thinkers: Death, Deconstruction, and Dogma in Franny and Zooey

Marginal Gains

We are obsessed with big. No other example is needed than our infatuation with the large, life-changing resolution we make during New Year’s. We commit ourselves to large goals in different areas of our lives constantly: health, relationships, habits, spiritual formations, job success, and many others. I recently came across a philosophy of change and growth from an unlikely place, but from which I believe we can … Continue reading Marginal Gains

Classical Roundup – Prom!

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. Prom vs. Protocol – Afraid of Putting on Dancing Shoes? Prom A Better Way It’s called the night that you will remember for the rest of your life… high school prom… yet for most of us, prom … Continue reading Classical Roundup – Prom!