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Finding the Right Words for Christmas

by Jen
Friday, 27 December, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
It has been a cold December day and I am sitting inside wishing for a fire to warm my hands. A pot of chicken broth is bubbling on the stove. Tonight, as I chopped vegetables and threw handfuls of herbs into the pot, I thought about the flavorful liquid that comes from...
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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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Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales

by Tobin
Friday, 22 March, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
Our world isn’t clear regarding the differences between fables, myths, and fairy tales. We tend to lump them together into anthologies based on the characteristics they have in common: all of them contain fantastical elements, magic, talking animals, and so on, and all...
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What "Should" One Do?

by Andrew
Tuesday, 29 January, 2013
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
[T]he ethical question “What should one do?”…elicits not only knowledge, but wisdom, and it draws the interest of the student into any subject, no matter how obscure or far removed from his day-to-day concerns. It challenges the imagination and makes life the...
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Counterfeit Bills (Part 2)

by Tobin
Friday, 11 May, 2012
categories: Classical Christian Education
In my last article, I argued that the statement, “They teach bankers to recognize counterfeits by showing them REAL bills,” is not a good argument against exposing our children to non-Christian books, as it is usually intended to imply. I argued that the banker-student...
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