Mechanical Arts and Sense Knowledge (St. Bonaventure, On the Reduction of the Arts to Theology, Part 2) 

Section 2 Bonaventure first expands upon the exterior light, among which he includes the seven mechanical arts enumerated by Hugh of St. Victor in his Didascalicon: weaving, armor-making, agriculture, hunting, navigation, medicine, and the dramatic art. Bonaventure suggests that all these arts are intended for either consolation or comfort. They are either useful of enjoyable, and their purpose is to banish need or sorrow. In … Continue reading Mechanical Arts and Sense Knowledge (St. Bonaventure, On the Reduction of the Arts to Theology, Part 2) 

Walking with James Schall

By Christine Norvell James V. Schall, S.J. “The Metaphysics of Walking.” The Life of the Mind: On the Joys and Travails of Thinking. Wilmington: ISI Books, 2006. Our society is completely dependent upon not only technology, but also the quickness and ease with which we get what we want —information, entertainment, things. Within most of us, the natural consequence is a pervasive impatience, a quickness … Continue reading Walking with James Schall

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 – July 13th, 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.    A PragerU five minute video that highlights the power of words.   A great video from The Academy of Classical Christian Studies about classical education and technology. A great video to help parents understand, well done, and short. … Continue reading Classical Roundup – July 13th, 2018

Technology: Nexus Notes–September 8, 2017

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. Connected, but Alone – TED Talk – One of the best TED talks that I have heard in a long time. Sherry Turkle gives a profound insight into some of the dangers that social media and the internet … Continue reading Technology: Nexus Notes–September 8, 2017

We Still Need to Know Things

by Rusty Osborne The wipers were swishing the April rain off of the windshield on our morning commute. Three days of non-stop rain had our kids longing for the bright days of summer. “Dad, when is the first day of summer?” came floating up from the third row of seats. “I’m not sure. Let me ask Siri…Siri when is the first day of summer?” “Let … Continue reading We Still Need to Know Things