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Why Study Calculus?

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by Jonathan
Tuesday, 05 February, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
Many people loathe the idea of calculus. Even the name sounds tedious and difficult. Most people who have to take calculus in college will not use it on a daily basis. So why is calculus an important part of education? One of the goals of classical education is to...
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Mathematics and Theology: The Problem of Quantity and the Importance of the Immaterial

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by Jonathan
Thursday, 13 December, 2012
categories: Classical Christian Education
Our current world is obsessed with quantitative thinking. Frankly, I am, too. Numbers are extremely helpful in gauging all sorts of things in life, from the output of the economy to the number of people who show up in church each week. The problem, however, is that in...
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Two Great Gifts

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by Jonathan
Friday, 30 November, 2012
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
Of all the intellectual tools I have been given over the years, there are two that stand out as exceedingly valuable for me. Both of these were bequeathed to me by my parents through the example they set for me; they never taught me these things directly, but I was...
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The Mathematics of Theology: Seeing to Infinity

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by Jonathan
Friday, 28 September, 2012
categories: Classical Christian Education
When we think about the world theologically, we are trying to understand the world as God sees it. We usually see the world through very finite lenses—our perspective does not extend beyond the end of our noses. Many people take what their immediate senses tell them,...
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Is Knowledge of God the Beginning of Wisdom or the End of It?

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by Jonathan
Tuesday, 22 May, 2012
categories: Classical Christian Education
During the past few days, I have had several conversations with people regarding whether or not God has a place in science. To my dismay, many strong, Christian believers with a scientific bent are appalled at the idea of bringing God into science. They believe that if...
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