A Review of Adorning the Dark by Andrew Peterson

Adorning the Dark (A Review) By Kyle Rapinchuk I can’t recall the first time I heard the name Andrew Peterson. I’m pretty sure it was from my friends Rusty and Sara Osborne who were already huge fans of his music and fantasy books. It was some time later before I ever listened to one of his songs. I didn’t like it. (Sorry Andrew, if I … Continue reading A Review of Adorning the Dark by Andrew Peterson

Writing in the Upper School—Refutation  

The following is one of the sessions from our 2018 Conference co-hosted by School of the Ozarks and held at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO. The full collection of presentations can be found at https://theclassicalthistle.com/2018-conference/. Writing in the Upper School—Refutation                      Jim Selby, Whitefield Academy Participants in this workshop will engage in refuting a narrative. This refutation includes finding arguments based on clarity, plausibility, … Continue reading Writing in the Upper School—Refutation  

Get Ready for Summer! Part 3—Reading/Writing/Grammar

By Sara Osborne Warmer temperatures and longer days are building excitement for students and their families as summer approaches.  We’re all eager for a change of pace and a break from the burn-out often associated with the end of the school year, yet we worry about our kids losing their skills over the summer. This need not be the case, however, if parents consider the … Continue reading Get Ready for Summer! Part 3—Reading/Writing/Grammar

Classical Roundup – December 29th, 2017

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 21st century. What We Celebrate at Christmas R.C. Sproul reminds us that what we really celebrate at Christmas is the incarnation of God Himself. Ask Andrew – How Do I Introduce Classical Education to My Middle School Child? … Continue reading Classical Roundup – December 29th, 2017

A Review of Wordsmithy by Douglas Wilson

I do not think books about writing are supposed to make you laugh. They are expected to be boring and monotonous. Douglas Wilson’s book entitled Wordsmithy is entirely different from my composition textbook readings of my past. This book inspires you to endear and explore further the English language and how to use it. It is evident from the beginning that he is one who … Continue reading A Review of Wordsmithy by Douglas Wilson