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Articles in category: Dialectic Stage (ages 12 to 14)

Celebrating Classical Education

As my children have left childhood and home and are entering into post-high school education and the world of work, I often reflect on our journey as a family and my growing understanding of Christian, classical education. This summer, the whole family spent a few...
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Help! My kid wants to support the wrong side

“What if he convinces himself to believe that those rascals did the right thing?” “What if he actually tries the same thing himself?” “What if he really doesn’t believe it, but by defending it he becomes some sort of sophist—a defender of evil?” These are some of the...
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Beauty: Audience Participation Requested

In the spring of 1879, Ferdinand Cheval, a rural French postman, was going about his daily rounds when he tripped on a stone and tumbled headlong to the ground. As he dusted himself off, he was captivated by the mysterious beauty and striking shape of the stone that...
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Beauty and the Feast

“He has made everything beautiful in its time…he has put eternity into man’s heart…” Ecclesiastes 3:11 ESV A taste for brussels sprouts or fine wines is seldom a gift of nature. For classically-minded parents, such lofty and nebulous aims as the pursuit of beauty and...
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From One Unprepared Student to Another

I have a confession to make. When life strikes with all its messy chaos, I’m a master of pretending to read things I haven’t read. I plagiarized a literature paper in high school because of it. I wrote an entire in-class essay quiz in graduate school based on a book I...
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