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Articles tagged Heroism

Thoughts on Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child

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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 to Raise a Hero (Four Important Activities to Do with Your Children this Summer)

by Courtney and
Monday, 06 May, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
In the light of current events, I am certain of one thing: we need heroes. As parents, we cannot allow fear to rule our lives; on the contrary, we should prepare our children to act nobly and to do the right thing in unusual circumstances, because one thing is certain...
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Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales

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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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“American Culture” Is an Oxymoron

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by Tobin
Thursday, 14 March, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
I suggested to my wife that “American culture” is an oxymoron. I was contemplating making a list of thought provoking oxymorons; “modern education” and “liberal enlightenment” would be on the list. Deanna disagreed with my claim that there is no such thing as American...
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Doctor Who: an Ancient Hero for the Modern Day

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by Tobin
Saturday, 16 February, 2013
categories: Homeschooling Life
I know I’m a few years late on this one, but as history’s longest running science fiction TV series becomes even more of a cultural phenomenon, I thought I’d offer a critical perspective on what makes Doctor Who significant to classically minded people. A quick...
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