“No thesis statement should be approved which merely calls for the government to make a new law or spend more money. Assuming the audience of a senior thesis is the high school student body, the only thesis statements that should be approved are those which an audience of high school students can personally, immediately respondContinue reading “More On Senior Thesis”
“Very few high school writing teachers are writers. Non-writers who teach writing are generally more optimistic (and more vocal) about the prospect of ‘making good writers’ out of high school students, which is why many parents believe their sons and daughters can become better writers while maintaining debilitating screen addictions, writing very little, and almostContinue reading “The Writing Life”
“While I appreciate the fact the so-called “Matthew 18 principle” prohibits gossip and slander, many Christians treat the “Matthew 18 principle” as a kind of theological-bureaucratic rigmarole that must be blown through before the real work of dismantling someone’s reputation or career can be “righteously” undertaken. I find it telling that the eighteenth chapter ofContinue reading “Other Compelling Lessons I Learned From “The Crown””
Can we talk about what happened in DC the other day? My latest for CiRCE concerns discussions of recent events in the classroom.
My latest for CiRCE is about the present direction of classical Christian schools.
My latest for CiRCE is about the strange, circuitous, and self-defeating path many private school kids take away from hypocrisy that just lands them squarely in the lap of hypocrisy.
My latest for CiRCE answers this very question. While I believe such scenarios often involve honest misunderstandings, those misunderstandings can and should be cleared up early on. How? Why? Read on.
My latest for CiRCE tackles the idea that tools are morally neutral and that Christians need to redeem every last banal, insipid waste of time the world throws at us.
My latest for CiRCE is about all the baggage that old things have.
My latest for CiRCE is a eulogy for Alex Trebek, who died yesterday at the age of 80.