My Top 5 Books of 2018 (Kyle Rapinchuk)

Kyle Rapinchuk’s Top 5 Books of 2018 My reading tastes in the past decade have focused primarily on theology and fiction. Some of that was due to my degrees (B.A. in English followed by M.Div. and Ph.D. in Biblical Studies), but largely I could say I completed those degrees because those were the subjects I loved to read and about which I loved to learn. … Continue reading My Top 5 Books of 2018 (Kyle Rapinchuk)

What is the Purpose of Teaching History? (Educational Insights from Hogwarts, Part 7)

We are now on to the second half of our 10 part series on Educational Insights from Hogwarts. If you missed the first five, check them out at the links below. 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 Part 6: … Continue reading What is the Purpose of Teaching History? (Educational Insights from Hogwarts, Part 7)

The Purpose of Studying History and the Method of the Historian (Landscape of History Series #1)

Recently I have been reading John Lewis Gaddis’ excellent work, The Landscape of History, and Gaddis helpfully addresses both the purpose of studying history and the method of the historian. The responsibility of each subject to justify itself in the curriculum is perhaps inevitable, but history seems often to be one that requires the most questioning, even in classical Christian education. The justifying answer most … Continue reading The Purpose of Studying History and the Method of the Historian (Landscape of History Series #1)