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Category Archives: Love What Lasts
On Faculty Development
“It is entirely possible for a history teacher to enjoy his students, grade them highly on tests he thinks sufficiently challenging, vary his content and delivery a bit from one year to the next, and still be no good at his job. Or for a literature teacher to cover all the books in the curriculum,Continue reading “On Faculty Development”
What Is Worse Than A Dull Church?
What is worse than a dull church? A church which is not dull enough. If a church is not a little dull, it will only last a little while. Dull churches do not die. Exciting churches die rather quickly.
“So Your Parents are Thinking of Sending You to a Classical Christian School” Is Available Now
The new pamphlet for prospective students is available now on Gibbs Classical. Head over to Gibbs Classical and read lengthy excerpts and reviews. An excerpt from the pamphlet: “There are many different kinds of Christians. There are Lutherans, Baptists, Catholics, Anglicans, Presbyterians, Methodists, and hundreds of other denominations. Most classical Christian schools are open toContinue reading ““So Your Parents are Thinking of Sending You to a Classical Christian School” Is Available Now”
You Need To Be Qualified To Read St. Paul
“The desire to treat every book of the Bible equally often inclines classical educators (and youth group leaders) to teach New Testament epistles to young students simply because St. Paul says a lot about grace and faith and salvation, which are subjects modern Christians obsess over. However, St. Paul’s teachings on faith are meaningless andContinue reading “You Need To Be Qualified To Read St. Paul”
This Is The Best Promotional Video For A Classical School I Have Ever Seen
Having seen a good number of these (and become even a little cynical about them), let me commend to you this video from the Holy Innocents School in Long Beach, California. Make sure you watch through the end so you can see “the scholar’s pledge.” It is good, strong, bracing stuff. I love it.
The 2022 Gibbs Classical Online Conference
Save the date: July 8th and 9th, 2022. Tell your friends. Full details will be available soon.
Quit Taking Notes
After an epiphany over the summer, I began my in-person classes this year with an exercise (or an experiment) wherein I aimed to prove to my literature students and theology students that they were better off not taking notes during class. In the last six weeks of school, I have often required students to putContinue reading “Quit Taking Notes”
Love What Lasts: Wine
This often happens: a taste or two into a $15 bottle of red, I think, “This is so good, I should go back and buy a case.” And yet, halfway through the second glass, I think, “This is actually a bit too sweet to be all that interesting.” It is easy to confuse sweetness, whichContinue reading “Love What Lasts: Wine”
Free Webinar: Reconciling Beauty and Progress
On June 9, at 8:00pm EST, I am delivering “Reconciling Beauty and Progress,” a free webinar for newsletter subscribers to GibbsClassical.com. Beauty is rightly understood as an overflow, a surplus, and a gratuity. Beauty contributes nothing to our survival. Beauty is luxury and privilege. On the other hand, progress is now a cultural pursuit typically associatedContinue reading “Free Webinar: Reconciling Beauty and Progress”