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Brian Phillips

Dr. Brian Phillips is the Director of CiRCE Consulting & the Headmaster of the CiRCE Academy.  He also serves as a pastor in Concord, NC, where he lives with his wife and their four children.

Brian Phillips Feb 12, 2015

Ben Jonson wrote that William Shakespeare “was not of an age but for all time!”  The greatest English playwright - a master of tragedy, comedy, history, and sonnet - Shakespeare is one of the most prolific and influential writers in history.  So, the CiRCE Academy, is giving you more opportunities to spend time with Shakespeare!

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Brian Phillips Feb 3, 2015

Undefended: My favorite Father Brown mysteries by G.K. Chesterton.  I had a hard time narrowing it down, so I chose all 50-ish of them.

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Brian Phillips Feb 3, 2015

Undefended: My favorite Father Brown mysteries by G.K. Chesterton.  I had a hard time narrowing it down.  

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Brian Phillips Jan 20, 2015

 

“Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable.” - Plato

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Brian Phillips Jan 8, 2015

I lay on my back, staring at the sky with my feet above me on the hill. My bike flew overhead - that much I knew - but where it landed was a mystery. The ditch crept up on me, as tends to happen on unfamiliar roads, while I was trying my best to keep up with my friend Michael. He knew the curve like the back of his hand, but I approached it way too fast and hit the embankment, flipped over my handlebars, and landed with a considerable thud. 

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Brian Phillips Dec 23, 2014

Here are a few of the noteworthy classical education stories circling the web this week:

Liberal Arts Take Wrong Direction

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Brian Phillips Dec 18, 2014

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was the greatest writer of the Victorian era and one of history’s most influential English authors.  Prolific in his output, Dickens penned such enduring works as Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, Little Dorrit, Hard Times, Bleak House, The Pickwick Papers, and more.

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Brian Phillips Dec 4, 2014

I recently posted a list of "11 Novels Every Christian Should Read", taking a page from two of my favorite sites - George Grant's Eleventary (hence, 11 novels) and FilmFisher (which inspired the undefended nature of my list).  Now, understanding that we will all run out of time before we will run out of books to read, allow me to add more book suggestions.

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Brian Phillips Dec 3, 2014

Here are a few of the noteworthy classical education stories circling the web this week:

If It’s 8:47, We Must Be Learning about Atoms

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Brian Phillips Nov 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Day joins together friends and family to feast, laugh, and reflect upon the innumerable blessings of God upon each of us; some of the most important ones gathered around the table.  And, while Thanksgiving has sadly morphed into “Turkey Day” for many – a day to eat too much, watch football games they don’t care much about, and plan Black Friday shopping – the act of giving thanks is important.

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