Category: Summer 2013

Is Learning Fun? (Part One)

At a recent education convention, I was struck by the mind-boggling array of educational materials available today. “Of the making of many books there is no end” as the Book of Proverbs says.  In today’s world of the internet and instant printing technology, this expression has a whole new meaning. Our ability to create textbooks, …

Me & Mr. Jones

Several years ago, a prominent homeschool personality, let’s call him “Mr. Jones” (The names have been changed to protect the mistaken), wrote a broadside in a popular magazine against classical education, leveling a number of charges against it. These arguments were representative of the criticisms you sometimes hear from those who have a misapprehension of …

Why Should Christians Read the Pagan Classics? – Reason 5: Natural Law

REASON #8: Natural Law What did the first Continental Congress mean when it appealed to “the immutable laws of nature,” or Thomas Jefferson when he referred to the “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God and the unalienable rights of man”? Natural law. The principle of natural law is embedded in Western civilization, the Declaration of …