Michael W. Smith

My latest for CiRCE concerns the place of contemporary Christian music in classical Christian schools. Is it enough that a book, song, or record be “Christian”? Or, do classical Christian schools have a higher standard than “mere Christianity”? If classical schools have a higher standard than “mere Christianity,” why? And what is that standard?

Speaking Engagement

In October, I will deliver a lecture entitled “The Classical Christian War on Competence” at the CiRCE Online Conference. The lecture will center on four subjects: classical writing programs, the Grammy Awards, kidnap-victim Jaycee Lee Dugard, and the following proverb of Nicolás Gómez Dávila: “Modern man is a prisoner who thinks he is free becauseContinue reading “Speaking Engagement”

Is Classical Education On The Right Side Of History?

“Parent: Given the profound importance of recent events, I wondered what changes you planned on making to your curriculum for the coming year. Gibbs: That’s a question traditionalists have been asked for over two hundred years now. Ever since the French Revolution, there has been an endless succession of “profoundly important recent events” that areContinue reading “Is Classical Education On The Right Side Of History?”