Tag Archives: winter 2012

Sherlock Holmes & the Left Hand of God


Does a natural explanation always disprove a supernatural one? It is said that for many years the Abbey National Building Society employed a full-time secretary at 221B Baker Street in London to answer mail that was addressed to Sherlock Holmes, the legendary but fictional detective created by Arthur Conan Doyle. So real did Holmes seem […]

CLSA on Holy Trinity Classical Christian School


Holy Trinity Classical Christian School, located in beautiful Beaufort, SC, opened its doors this fall, offering a classical education for approximately 100 students, preschool through 5th grade. Though Founding Headmaster, Rev. Chad Lawrence, is an ordained Anglican minister, Holy Trinity is a “merely” (to borrow from C. S. Lewis) Christian school ministering across denominational lines. With the newly hired faculty […]

Why Should Christians Read the Pagan Classics? – Reason 3: Science

Why should christians read the pagan classics?

Reason #3: Science In the last two issues of the Classical Teacher, I gave several reasons why Christians should read the pagans. I talked about their contributions to architecture and discussed what they knew about virtue from the natural world which God created. These were some of the more obvious reasons. But there is another […]

Cothran’s Fork

If book sales and public attention are any measure, atheism is enjoying a noticeable renaissance in recent years. Best-selling books by famous atheists like Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris now frequently appear on the best-seller lists, and atheist voices are louder and more emboldened  than they have ever been.  One of the arguments leveled against […]

Preface to Simply Classical

Some parents and educators have the misconception that classical education is only for “smart kids.” It is not difficult to understand why someone might think this way. Latin at age 8? Herodotus by 14? With such standards, one might reason, surely classical education is only for born geniuses – the brightest and best of our […]

Letter from the Editor: Winter 2012

I am often asked, “What is the ‘classical approach’ to science?” There are a lot of ways to answer this question, but the most important thing is to simply point out that our approach to science ought to take account of what nature is. Unfortunately, we live in a time in which the nature of […]

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