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Musings on Humility: Stepping Out in Faith to Direct Challenge II

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“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts” (C. S. Lewis, Abolition of Man). One may not immediately make the connection between this quote and humility, or the virtue of humility. Neither did I upon first reading it. However,...
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My Dog, the Classical Educator

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by Tobin
Wednesday, 22 January, 2014
categories: Classical Christian Education
My dog is getting old. When I visited my family at Christmastime he ran up to me, unsteadily, as if somehow the back half of him was drunk, and I saw the hair in his ears had turned white. I was raised around dogs and it is always sad when one dies, but my relationship...
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Memory for the Master

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by David
Tuesday, 10 December, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
I have never worked very hard on memorizing. With varying degrees of memory success, I have carried around little Bible memory cards and even worked on long passages of scripture. In high school, I memorized Macbeth’s speech about the petty pace that creeps on. And I...
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Man in the Moon, God in the Sun

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by Ruth
Wednesday, 11 September, 2013
categories: Articles
On the flight into Raleigh to deliver my son to Mandala Fellowship, I shared with him the printout of a poem I had just discovered, “The Church-porch,” by George Herbert (1593-1633). It is the first of three parts of a larger work called The Temple. My son was...
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How to Ask Better Questions (and Why It Matters)

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by Jen
Thursday, 05 September, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education, Rhetoric Stage (ages 14 to 18)
Why is it so difficult to ask good questions? This year, I have been part of a team working on Leigh Bortins’ forthcoming book, The Question: Teaching Your Child the Essentials of Classical Education. Leigh’s book is a survival guide for homeschooling through junior...
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