Why the Great Books Are Classical And Christian

The following is one of the sessions from our 2019 Conference co-hosted by School of the Ozarks and held at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO.  Why the Great Books Are Classical And Christian (And Therefore Why You Should Read Them) This presentation will explore the related origins and overlapping aims of the modern classical Christian education and Great Books movements, arguing … Continue reading Why the Great Books Are Classical And Christian

Censorship and the Great Books (Educational Insights from Hogwarts, Part 6)

Part 1: Lessons from Dolores, Dumbledore, and More Part 2: Private Christian Schools and Government Involvement Part 3: Meaningful Teacher Evaluations Part 4: Student Organizations Part 5: On the Integration of Subjects/Arts Censorship: Educational Decree #27 In this sixth installment we will explore Educational Decree #27 in which Umbridge bans The Quibbler after Harry gives an interview about what really happened on the night of Cedric … Continue reading Censorship and the Great Books (Educational Insights from Hogwarts, Part 6)

Engaging Young Readers: Building a Healthy Diet of Good Books

Few things create anticipation and excitement in my youngest child quite like a monthly book order. In his pre-school mind, the opportunity to choose a book from the flyer is the highest form of reward.  He lights up at the sight of the order form, carefully combs it over through numerous viewings, carries it around with him for days, and then asks with increasing urgency when … Continue reading Engaging Young Readers: Building a Healthy Diet of Good Books

Classical Roundup – August 10th, 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.    Awake. Love. Think. Speak. – “To do this we must get out of ourselves and into books. Not just any books, mind you – great books. Books that have stood the test of time. Books that are imbued … Continue reading Classical Roundup – August 10th, 2018

Classical Roundup – July 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.  Screentime Is Making Kids Moody, Crazy and Lazy – “Chronically irritable children are often in a state of abnormally high arousal, and may seem “wired and tired.” That is, they’re agitated but exhausted.” Great Books…Great to Whom? Why It … Continue reading Classical Roundup – July 27th, 2018

Classical Roundup – March 9th, 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. WHY USE GREAT BOOKS & WHAT ARE THE GREAT BOOKS Simple answers to great questions in the classical landscape. THE POETIC BEAUTY OF THE GOSPEL MESSAGE Whether it’s through story, song, or artwork, I’m thankful for the … Continue reading Classical Roundup – March 9th, 2018

Monday Musings (October 2, 2017): Meditating on the Great Books—Some Practical Steps

The past several weeks I have been exploring the notion of meditation,[1] first upon Scripture, but then suggesting that this could apply to the Great Books as well, albeit with a different authority. One of the ways we can meditate on the Great Books is by recognizing that we are not passive recipients of the Great Books but actually active participants in the same story … Continue reading Monday Musings (October 2, 2017): Meditating on the Great Books—Some Practical Steps