By Lucy Watson Lucy is a senior at School of the Ozarks located in Point Lookout, Missouri. She is looking to study graphic design with a minor in accounting in college. When she isn’t doing school work or reading, she loves to play sports, paint, spin pottery, and spend time with her family. I am in my fourth year of a classical Christian education, and … Continue reading On Beauty and Longing
By Christian Lingner Life comes in a rhythm of ebb and flow, of pulsating highs and lows based largely on our circumstances and the failures or successes we experience among them. As much as we long for consistency and things to anticipate, life (in accordance with the purposes of the One who created it) has a way of keeping us at arm’s distance, making sure … Continue reading Life as Maintenance: A Reminder of the Beauty Found in Conserving What is Good
This year I have begun occasionally giving my students writing prompts before class begins and allowing the first 5-6 minutes of class to be a time of reflection. I have found that in the midst of busy lives, loads of work, and everything else with which the teenage mind is occupied, it is absolutely necessary to remind them frequently why we do what we do. … Continue reading Monday Musings (October 16, 2017): Start Searching Today
Back in the spring I had an excellent conversation with another classical Christian educator who asked whether we were right to define our endeavors along the lines of John Milton’s idea that we were repairing the ruins of Adam and Eve so that we might love and imitate God. This educator proposed that, as Christians, although this was our goal in the Christian life, our … Continue reading Is Repairing the Ruins Our Goal?
A nexus is a series of connections linking two or more things. These notes are dedicated to linking us to great content elsewhere out on the web. Vision of the Good Life – Great video from Craig Dunham of Petra Academy addressing human flourishing and what the vision of the “Good Life” is. K-12 then to College – Who made this up? Does it even … Continue reading Nexus Notes–October 6, 2017
“What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.” ~Ecclesiastes 1:9 The words of the Preacher in Ecclesiastes 1:9 are perhaps never as true as when one applies them to modern Christian storytelling, whether in fiction or the movies. The same stories are being told over and over again, … Continue reading Monday Musings (August 28, 2017): The Lost Art of Christian Storytelling
The phrase, the good, the true, and the beautiful, has become something of a motto in classical Christian education. The phrase, rightly understood, has much to commend itself and serves as a helpful reminder for Christian educators. Not only do we aim to teach students to see the good, the true, and the beautiful in the world, but desire for them to learn to create … Continue reading The True, the Good, and the Beautiful (King, Kingdom, and Kingdom People Series #6)