Classical Roundup – December 7th, 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. What Teachers Want Most for Christmas – Joshua Gibbs writes a creative and spot on piece. Parents have been given the ultimate gift guide with this article. Memory Work: A Personal Journey – “The first truth is shockingly simple: … Continue reading Classical Roundup – December 7th, 2018

The Choice of Things to Be Read (Monday Musings)

As I have been preparing my book requests for next school year, I have revisited something I’ve shared before regarding some principles for choosing reading material for classes. In “The Three Columns Revisited,” Mortimer Adler goes into greater detail on the nature of leading seminars in order to help correct some misconceptions about his previous discussion on the three columns from his great work The … Continue reading The Choice of Things to Be Read (Monday Musings)

Freedom and Tolerance

In his 1987 essay entitled “The Three Columns Revisited,”[1] Mortimer Adler has a prophetic word for today about the misconceptions regarding the meaning of the words freedom and tolerance and how they apply to education. Adler writes: “The cultural or intellectual malaise of which I speak can be described as phony tolerance. It denounces as dogmatic and authoritarian anyone who regards one person’s opinion as … Continue reading Freedom and Tolerance

“How Do You Read A Book…?”

I was sitting one day in a McDonald’s while my children were attending AWANA at our church. As a people watcher, I am perhaps more sensitive than some to social cues that individuals give off, but certain postures seem unmistakable. I purchased my $1 fountain drink, filled it with Diet Coke, and assumed one such posture—I buried my face in a book with a pen … Continue reading “How Do You Read A Book…?”

Monday Musings (June 12, 2017): The Choice of Things to Be Read

In “The Three Columns Revisited,”[1] Mortimer Adler goes into greater detail on the nature of leading seminars in order to help correct some misconceptions about his previous discussion on the three columns from his great work The Padeia Proposal. One of the more interesting discussions in this essay relates to the choice of reading for the seminar. Adler provides four guidelines. First, and what Adler … Continue reading Monday Musings (June 12, 2017): The Choice of Things to Be Read