Author Archives: Joshua Gibbs
The Grand Inversion Of The Classroom
“A student is not above his teacher.” -Jesus Christ “A teacher is not above his students.” -Modern educators
Stats From Right Before The Collapse
Around 1 in 20 humans on planet earth follows Selena Gomez on Instagram.
Socrates, Meet Solomon: Against The Harkness Table
Proverbs is addressed to “my son.” In fact, “my son” is addressed more than twenty times. There are nearly fifty questions asked in the book of Proverbs. They are all rhetorical. Every one of them.
What If We Taught Some Books Twice?
“Reading Paradise Lost a second time proves it was read rightly the first time. The second read proves the reader is digging, humble, obedient. It is our need to dig into the book, to be humble and silent before it, which has made it famous.” -from The Glory Of A Second Read: What If We Taught SomeContinue reading “What If We Taught Some Books Twice?”
Proverbial, Episode 117: Once Upon A Time In Shaolin
The latest episode of Proverbial is about dead cats. It’s my favorite episode of the last couple months.
Why Are We Talking About Rabbits?
With John Heers of The First Things Foundation on Why Are We Talking About Rabbits? Listen to the episode on Spotify here.
You Catch More Flies With Honey Than Vinegar, But Get Real
“When teachers and parents disagree, it’s rarely goals they disagree on. It’s the means of achieving those goals. St. Paul teaches, “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” We all want a harvest ofContinue reading “You Catch More Flies With Honey Than Vinegar, But Get Real”
On Senior Theses
“The Poetic Age is popularly known as the “ difficult ” age. It is self-centred; it yearns to express itself; it rather specialises in being misunderstood ; it is restless and tries to achieve independence ; and, with good luck and good guidance, it should show the beginnings of creativeness, a reaching-out towards a synthesis-Continue reading “On Senior Theses”
A Short Introduction To Classical Christian Education: Excerpt
“A classical Christian school is not “classical and Christian.” Rather, classical Christianity is a fundamentally different sort of Christianity than is referred to in contemporary terms like “Christian radio” or “Christian fiction.” The two sorts of Christianity have little in common. Classical Christianity is not a version of “Christianity.” It’s the other way around. TheContinue reading “A Short Introduction To Classical Christian Education: Excerpt”