Many Classical Christian Schools Have Their Own Sort Of Cancel Culture

“While somewhat awkward (and perhaps a little macabre), it would be worthwhile for any ecumenical school administration which fires an Orthodox or Catholic convert to ask in the exit interview, “What does it feel like to suffer such a huge loss for your convictions?” I suspect the answer would help the school deal in aContinue reading “Many Classical Christian Schools Have Their Own Sort Of Cancel Culture”

How To Not Raise Egotists

“There’s a certain sort of teenager who simply cannot appreciate the fact that adults—specifically teachers and parents—are reasonable, feeling human beings who respond in realistic ways to insult, abuse, slight, and offense.” -from How To Not Raise Egotists, my latest for CiRCE

Against “Wellness”

“Wellness is a state quite beyond health; a state of being completely free from aches, pains, irritations, stress, anxiety, inflammation, fear, distress, or disquiet. Wellness is not only a condition of bodily perfection, but spiritual perfection, as well, high energy, perfect mental acuity, peace, sexual fulfillment, empowerment, control, contentment. Wellness is a divine state.  Continue reading “Against “Wellness””

Against “Mindfulness”

“Because so many billion-dollar corporations now use mindfulness, leadership, community, passion, and teamwork to describe themselves and their reasons for existing, many Christians now tacitly understand the monetary value which attends an ability to speak of corporate values with familiarity. The more often a classical community hears these words, the more parents believe the point of a classical education isContinue reading “Against “Mindfulness””

The “I’m A Good Father” Show

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” -Benjamin Franklin Little By Little is the latest episode of Proverbial. It briefly touches on a phenomenon I call the “I’m A Good Father” show, wherein a parent who doesn’t do a whole lot of parenting suddenly decides to start.