To know God and to make Him known.

Articles dated March 2014

Essentials isn't just for writing!

by Amanda
Wednesday, 26 March, 2014
categories: Articles, Classical Christian Education
“Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that carry them far apart.” Confucius (551–479 BC) Habits are not set in an instant. Instead they take weeks, months, or years to form. Taking the time to develop excellent habits of the mind blesses the thinker both...
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Reading Phillip Johnson

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by Jonathan
Tuesday, 25 March, 2014
categories: Classical Christian Education
One of the ideas behind Challenge B is introducing students to the relationship between science and faith, represented by the books The Soul of Science and Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds. Unfortunately, Phillip Johnson’s Defeating Darwinism is often misunderstood...
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Why Latin for Multiple Years?

The answer is not just that it looks good on a college application. Although that is a benefit, the principles of learning Latin are much more important. I have heard people expressing nervousness over the changes in the Classical Conversations program to Latin III...
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Catechesis! “Caesar and Cicero” and “Language and Literature” in the Challenges

Who does not love the wheel of catechesis first simply signified by Leigh Bortins in her diagrams fringed by circling arrows? The diagram, celebrating knowledge, understanding, and wisdom for the goal to know God and to make Him known, may morph to a more sophisticated...
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Classical, Christian Education: A Brief Overview

In his pamphlet titled “Of Education,” John Milton, a seventeenth-century Christian poet, thinker, and statesman, wrote that “the end then of learning is to repair the ruins of our first parents by regaining to know God aright, and out of that knowledge to love him, to...
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