“Bless Me, what do they teach them at these schools?”

Or, (Students + The Trivium) × Teachers The following notes are for a talk I gave at our school’s Information Night. Our school board recently finished reading through and discussing the Chronicles of Narnia together. I’m also part of another group of adults, many of whom are parents of current school students, working through the Chronicles as secondary reading for something we call … Continue reading “Bless Me, what do they teach them at these schools?”

All a Pitter-pattering

Is love more science or more story? Is love an historical fact or a philosophical idea? Is love a Platonic ideal, an abstract quality existing Up There, or is love an Aristotelian reality, expressed Down Here in hands and lips and bodies? Where do you learn about love best? Reading the dictionary? Reading the Bible? … Continue reading All a Pitter-pattering

Worldview Guide for The Iliad

4 of 5 stars to Worldview Guide for The Iliad by Louis Markos I attended a couple talks by Louis Markos at the 2017 ACCS National Convention and really appreciated his energy and his knowledge. When I saw that he had written Worldview Guides for Canon Press for The Iliad, The Odyssey, and The Aeneid, … Continue reading Worldview Guide for The Iliad

The Codes of Hammurabi and Moses

2 of 5 stars to The Codes of Hammurabi and Moses A lot of death required by these laws. I guess liberally executed capital punishment is a more likely deterrent than a complex system of fines and other punishments. Ham was trying to make a name for himself by establishing order in his empire. Contrasts … Continue reading The Codes of Hammurabi and Moses

Ante Lux, Tenebras

Auditing Omnibus for the last six years has done more to shape my worldview than almost all of the formal education I’ve received. If I could only choose between having gone through seminary or Omnibus, that would be a tough call. For realZ. What I’m saying is, Omnibus–the readings and discussions–is really good stuff. For … Continue reading Ante Lux, Tenebras