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Allison Burr

Allison Burr resides in Franklin, TN, with her husband and four children. She is primarily a homeschooling mama, but also an adjunct professor at New College Franklin, co-founder of Sword & Trowel, and resident domestic theologian at TruthBeautyGoodness.

 

Allison Burr Aug 25, 2017

Forty-five years ago, Madeleine L'Engle wrote about the problem and implications of declining linguistic standards:

When words are used in a way that is going to weaken language, it has nothing to do with the beautiful way that they can wriggle and wiggle and develop and enrich our speech, but instead it is impoverishing, diminishing. If our language is watered down, then mankind becomes less human and less free. (A Circle of Quiet, 1972)

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Allison Burr Jan 27, 2017

This morning, my four students and I strolled leisurely through a biographical sketch of J.S. Bach, narrated back some of the astounding details of his life (20 children!), and then spent ten minutes listening to one of his concertos. It was a peaceful and soul-filling way to begin our day. As the last note ended, we moved on to fractions, violin practice, and handwriting.   

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Allison Burr Dec 16, 2015

My kids saw that scoundrel Willoughby at Chic-Fil-A last night.

Or so they thought.

We had just finished our chicken sandwiches and waffle fries and were headed off to Andrew Peterson’s Behold the Lamb of God concert, but all four kids stopped dead in their tracks when they saw the unsuspecting dark-haired, large-eyed teenage boy behind the counter. I could read their body language; if this was indeed Willoughby, as they frantically whispered in my ear, he would surely do something reprehensible at any moment.  And they weren’t going to miss it.

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Allison Burr Jan 27, 2015

I wrote last week about my family’s journey into the cathedral that is classical Christian education.

The effects have been profound and far-reaching, both in terms of pedagogy and content.

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Allison Burr Jan 19, 2015

Earlier this year, my heart found its home.

Dramatic? Perhaps. Experientially true? Yes and Amen.

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