Wake the Dead with Air Guitars: Adventures in Training 3-Year Old’s in Virtue

By Nathan Carr Vigen Guroian, in his Tending the Heart of Virtue, quotes Flannery O’Connor as having said the following: “a story is a way to say something that can’t be said any other way….You tell a story because a statement would be inadequate.” You are inviting the eye-roll in your three-year old classroom if you simply said, “Olive Kate, you are resisting my role … Continue reading Wake the Dead with Air Guitars: Adventures in Training 3-Year Old’s in Virtue

Paideia

By Nathan Carr Conversion being a central tenant of the Christian understanding of salvation, Plato’s description of the “repentance” of the darkened eye of the soul leading to its intended ability to later discern the world outside of the cave has the overtones that make for easy employment in the service of the church. The paideia kyriou (“instruction of the Lord”)[1] places Christ as the … Continue reading Paideia

Classical Roundup – May 24th, 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.    How Can I Raise My Grade In This Class? Joshua Gibbs creates a fictional conversation that highlights some of the problems with students asking for higher grades at the end of the year. Clever, funny, and full of … Continue reading Classical Roundup – May 24th, 2018