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Cultivating Wisdom

by Andrew
Wednesday, 19 February, 2014
categories: Articles
Revisiting Some Archived Articles that Have Not Been Lost, but May Have Been Forgotten and Are Worth a Fresh Read Among the five paths to great writing is the “literary path,” which shows that to become a great writer one must read great writings. However, one may be...
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The Way of Repentance

by Andrew
Friday, 03 January, 2014
categories: Classical Christian Education
Even in rhetoric, it all comes down to The Way of Repentance. What is this Way? One might look at it in a number of different lights. Here is one: it is leaving behind the voices, anxieties, and vainglories that crowd our minds and souls in order to enter His silence...
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What Is the Difference between Classical and Conventional Education?

by Andrew
Friday, 08 November, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
The heart of the difference between classical and conventional education is not in curriculum or teaching methods, though those are effected. The heart of the issue is in goals and beliefs. Our practices often entangle us so much that we cannot get back to the things...
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Shakespeare’s Language and the Evolution of Human Intelligence

by Andrew
Wednesday, 25 September, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
I was watching a bit of Brannagh’s Hamlet tonight and luxuriating in the language (some of which I understood) when my dear wife asked for my opinion: “Do you think the groundlings actually understood what was going on in those plays?” I said I thought they did (that...
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Truth or Consequences: On Practicality

by Andrew
Thursday, 29 August, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
It was twenty years ago this fall that I plunged wholeheartedly and somewhat heedlessly into Christian classical education when some comrades and I started Providence Academy in Green Bay, WI. Since then, I have been hearing repeatedly the very sensible call for a...
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