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

The New Philistine; Objective Polemicist

By Dan Snyder “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the … Continue reading The New Philistine; Objective Polemicist

The Comic Christ—Our Audacity of Hope

  It’s common knowledge that what we know of as comedy today is derived from the works of the ancient comic playwright, Aristophanes… Ok, perhaps it’s not common knowledge… Anyway, what we know of as comedy today is derived from the works of the ancient comic playwright, Aristophanes. A contemporary of Socrates (and partially to blame for Socrates’ execution), Aristophanes blazed the trail for the … Continue reading The Comic Christ—Our Audacity of Hope

Conquering Conference Calamity

By Jenni Carey We have all been there. We take time out of our busy schedules to make way for collaboration. It is looked upon as a time of rest and rejuvenation with colleagues. We get to see old friends and meet new. We enjoy the tea and scones and feel very relaxed going in.  Then, little by little, each plenary, each workshop, even each … Continue reading Conquering Conference Calamity

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

Fighting “The Death of Words”

As a college writing instructor, I have noticed a disturbing trend in my students’ ability to choose and use words appropriately.  These same students also appear increasingly unable to comprehend critical vocabulary used in non-fiction writing. The unfortunate result of these challenges is an inability to contribute to class discussions on important ideas and the inevitable struggle with articulating a coherent response in writing. Students … Continue reading Fighting “The Death of Words”