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Articles in category: Rhetoric Stage (ages 14 to 18)

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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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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Oops! We Had to Start the Book Over: Learning at a Human Pace

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Surely many of us heard this simple exhortation from parents or grandparents whenever we failed at a task or struggled to complete it. Recently, in our home school, we got to live it out. After the semester break, it...
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Tending the Secret Garden

“The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” – Isaiah 58:11 NIV I once slept in a castle in Ireland. Our neighbor’s son...
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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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