My Favorite Song By…

Miles Davis: “It Never Entered My Mind” The Beatles: “The Long and Winding Road” Oasis: “Slide Away” The Rolling Stones: “Emotional Rescue” Nirvana: “Something In The Way” U2: “Ultra Violet (Light My Way)” The Clash: “Straight To Hell” Tom Petty: “Walls (Circus)” R.E.M.: “At My Most Beautiful” The Cure: “All Cats Are Grey” Simon &Continue reading “My Favorite Song By…”

Ted Lasso’s Secret? He’s An Evangelical

Ted Lasso only makes sense as an evangelical, though the writers of the show refuse to admit it. It’s not just the blend of optimism and humility which make him an evangelical (not just generically Christian, but Midwestern evangelical in particular), but the fact he is obviously patterned after the most famous Christian television characterContinue reading “Ted Lasso’s Secret? He’s An Evangelical”

In Desperate Need Of Definition

“The days are surely coming when the word ‘classical’ will be as ambiguous as the word ‘Republican,’ a term which now encompasses everyone from Never Trumpers like Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse to the QAnon Shaman who stormed the Capitol.” -from “The Downside of Classical Christian Education’s Rising Popularity,” which I will deliver next week atContinue reading “In Desperate Need Of Definition”

Overlapping Aesthetics

Very few period pieces set in the 1980s are all that convincing because the average home in 1985 was largely stocked with goods and styles from the 1970s and late 1960s, although contemporary filmmakers typically stuff a “1985 home” with goods and styles that were fashionable in the year 1985.

Registration Is Now Open On GibbsClassical.com For All 2021-2022 Classes

Registration is now open on GibbsClassical.com for all 2021-2022 classes. There are a limited number of Student level openings in Foundations of Modern Politics, British Ladies of the Nineteenth Century, The Divine Comedy for Beginners, and Modern Romance: The Cult of Courtly Love in Theory, Literature, and Film. All these classes have an Auditor option, asContinue reading “Registration Is Now Open On GibbsClassical.com For All 2021-2022 Classes”

Lecture Needs Discussion; Discussion Needs Lecture

The modern educator draws too neat and stiff a distinction between lecture and discussion. A good teacher lectures during discussion, discusses during lecture. The line which separates the two is not nearly as neat as we think. Lecture is the authority of the teacher; discussion is the autonomy of the student. Obviously, these things needContinue reading “Lecture Needs Discussion; Discussion Needs Lecture”