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Musical Taste and Music Education

Media and culture repeatedly preach musical taste as having something inherently associated with who you are as an individual, what you value, and your meaning as a person. This is why many of us have “favorite” bands or artists. We may even take offense when others do...
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The Fear and Danger of Missing Out

by David
Wednesday, 13 November, 2013
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
I was missing out. Something prompted my daughter to address my ignorance and she played for me the Gangnam Style music video. A multitude of cultural references suddenly made sense. I could finally laugh at the joke, a joke that I previously failed to recognize. We...
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Thoughts on Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child

In Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child, Anthony Esolen writes an "indispensable guide to overcoming today's treacherous trends in parenting and education—and the overwhelming banality of contemporary culture." Esolen's scope is broad, but my focus was...
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How Classical Conversations Teaches Us to Communicate Culture

“People and other creatures would be known by their names and histories, not by their numbers or percentages. History would be handed down in songs and stories, not reduced to evolutionary or technological trends.”   -Wendell Berry   What is culture, civilization,...
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How Revolutions Affect the Way We Teach

by Matt
Wednesday, 21 August, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
Foundations parents and students will recognize what we call the “Age of Industry” from c. 1760—c. 1969.1 The Age of Industry “ushered in the factory production of goods with the development of…new technologies.”2 Among these technologies were the mechanization of...
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