It is interesting that we describe things happening “in heaven” or “in hell,” and yet things happen “on earth.” Earth is not an enclosed place, which is to say it is open to both heaven and hell.
“At the moment, a good deal of what passes as instruction in classical pedagogy is mere theory, not experience or common sense, and this is because there are relatively few veteran teachers have with big platforms in the classical Christian movement. Instead: consultants, administrators, college profs, and bloggers. Give me the ten biggest names inContinue reading “Theory Vs Experience”
“At the moment, there are so many classical Christian schools hiring that whoever writes job postings simply has to assume stiff competition. That’s not happening, though. Classical Christian schools are still writing job postings as though classical Christian education is a small, scrappy movement for idealists and fringe weirdos who will be happy with anythingContinue reading “My Strategy Is Simple: Tell It Like It Is”
Michel Houellebecq’s Submission (2015) is the story of a secularist college professor named François who must figure out what he actually stands for after France is (mostly) peacefully, democratically overtaken by Islamists and something like Sharia law is imposed. His university gives him a generous severance package, but offers him even more money if heContinue reading “The American Version Of Submission”
Student: I’m worried that our class just isn’t moving fast enough through the material. We’re not getting much done. Teacher: Well, a classical education isn’t about covering material. It’s about cultivating virtue. Student: No one is cultivating virtue in your class. That’s the problem. You spend so much time every day lecturing the boys onContinue reading “Cultivate Virtue, But Get Real”
This is Steve Coogan being funny by repeating two words over and over.
Tom: I think it’s important for people to embrace their imperfections. Harry: Even racists? Tom: Racism isn’t an imperfection. It’s evil. Harry: What sort of imperfections did you have in mind? Tom: I don’t know. Ordering too much from the Pottery Barn website. Harry: You think it’s important that people embrace the fact they orderContinue reading “Embracing Your Imperfections”
“Because we are all crypto-Marxists, we think it best to lay out our Humanities curriculum chronologically, as though books from the sixteenth century have more in common than British books (common by place), Catholic books (common by dogma), or philosophy books (common by discipline) from different centuries. The idea that time dominates all other themesContinue reading “Rethinking Scope And Sequence”
“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” but it’s better this way. The latest episode of Proverbial is available now.