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Considering Classical Conversations and the Gift of Community

Think about community. The word “community” comes from the Old French word communité, which, as you Latin students know, is derived from communitas (cum, "with/together," plus munus, "gift"). In short, community is the gift of being together with others. This statement...
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Messed Up

by David
Friday, 23 March, 2012
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
I am seriously messed up. I am reading books that are messing with my mind and my soul. First, I read Radical, by David Platt. Now, I am in the middle of The Hole in Our Gospel, by Richard Stearns. Now understand, I have always taken kooks with a grain of salt. They...
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The Power of Questions, Part I: Why the Socratic Method?

We tend to think the purpose of education is to provide answers—the information needed to function productively. On the one hand, this is true. But, on the other hand, as with all important human activities, it is not the only purpose. In fact, this pragmatic view is...
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Stick in the Sand: The Place of Technology in Community

When teaching my own boys or when tutoring CC students, I always ask myself this question:  If I only had a stick and sand, could I engage and effectively dialogue with my students about the concept I want to teach them?  Asking this question helps us to rely more on...
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Homeschooling in the Desert of Affliction

This school year God moved our home school into the desert. The breast cancer I thought I had successfully battled last school year spread, as triple-negative breast cancer is notorious for doing. As a result, I was forced to make adjustments to my homeschooling plans...
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