Category: Education

Full Video of MLK’s “I Have a Dream”

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. do yourself and your countrymen a favor by watching the video of what many consider the second greatest speech in American history. After all, “We cannot walk alone.”

/ January 15, 2007

Tough Words to “Average” Christians from a Brilliant Lady

In a recent post by Dr. Fred Sanders at Middlebrow, he examines Dorothy Sayers’ project to get the Christian message out. She sure didn’t spare words for those who displayed intellectual laziness and apathy: (Sanders): “…The average person has a...

/ November 9, 2006

Those Crazy Thinkers in the Past Thought We Should Teach Our Children How to Use Language

John Mark Reynolds, keynote speaker at GodBlogCon, brings to our attention a study that shows the profound lack of literacy American high school graduates possess. Apparently 50% of students who participated in the study have the skill to do basic...

/ October 20, 2006

Looking for a Great Latin Curriculum?

I’m almost through the first book of Hans Orberg’s groundbreaking Latin curriculum, Lingua Latina. The program consists of two primary text books, two supplementary (but essential!) workbooks, and an answer key as well as optional miscellaneous stuff like CDs of...

/ October 19, 2006

Harvard Educational Reform

Harvard is rethinking their core curriculum for undergraduates. From the article: On Wednesday, the university released a new plan for undergraduate education that would designate certain subjects as ones that must be studied. As a result, every Harvard undergraduate would...

/ October 6, 2006

Fools Becoming Wise

I Corinthians 3:18-19 “If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is folly with God.” Perhaps no book of the...

/ September 27, 2006

Trouble in Georgetown

This is an intriguing piece of news. Georgetown University, a fine Jesuit school, has allegedly banned evangelical protestant groups from operating. The best part of the official letter: “While we realize this comes as a great disappointment, please know that...

/ August 28, 2006

What Has Happened to the Great Books and Why Christian Educators Need to Get Back to Them

Tomorrow, I am speaking at the Southwestern Conference for Classical Christian Educators on the topic of Great Books. Below is my introduction to my speech. “Due to neglect of our rich heritage in the West our civilization is crumbling. Powerful...

/ June 24, 2006

Thoughts on Theaetetus: Volume IV

Why Volumes? I have no idea. It just seemed right. I missed last night’s session due to grading, but these are a few thoughts from tonight. Socrates’ relationship to Theaetetus is as a midwife to a person in labor, or...

/ June 2, 2006

Thoughts on Theaetetus: Volume III

The relationship between teacher and student can take many forms. Modern educational approaches value the teacher insofar as he imparts information to the pupil. But traditional education is more akin to soul-nurturing. In the Theaetetus, Theaetetus is praised by his...

/ May 31, 2006