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

Blooming Anyway

"Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.” – Luke 12:27 (NIV) I recently read the line, “It’s spring! Are you blooming?” My first reaction was to roll my eyes at...
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The Power of Community—It’s Not What You Think

Someone recently asked me to weigh in on their “be part of a local community” or “do CC at home” dilemma. As I began to gather my thoughts, identify my best examples, and marshal my arguments, I realized that for me, the jury is not still out. I am wholly sold out to...
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From One Ill-equipped Leader to Another

This is a month of confessions, and I have another one today. When I find myself in the role of a tutor or team leader, I’m a master of making it about me, not about my fellow students. As a graduate teaching assistant, I often came into classes so impressed with my...
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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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