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Joshua Dyson

Mr. Joshua Dyson is Head of School at Classical School of Wichita in Wichita, Kansas. Prior to his transition into school administration, he had served as a full-time teacher, school chaplain, and children’s/youth minister. Currently he also serves as a staff writer for The Classical Thistle and on the Board of Academic Advisors for the Classic Learning Test. Mr. Dyson and his wife, Julie, have four children — Deacon, Noelle, Daisy and Lucy. Currently they are helping plant an Anglican church in Wichita, Incarnation Anglican Church.

Joshua Dyson Oct 18, 2019

Like pallbearers they each took a corner of the mat upon which I lay. Into the nave of the chapel the liturgists of the church triumphant bore me, beckoning me: “Say these words . . . See this symbol . . . Receive these blessings . . . Eat this bread . . . Drink this wine.” Another typical Sunday in which I am escorted into the presence of the One who is the Resurrection and the Life. There at His bidding, by His grace, and in His Spirit He grants me to rise and walk.

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Joshua Dyson Sep 6, 2019

In his Confessions Augustine recounts his early education, an education which many of us would be proud to impart to our own children. From a young age he was steeped in the Greek tragedies, Roman histories, and classical languages of Greek and Latin. Yet as he reflects upon these matters he expresses deep sorrow over how his heart was led astray by his own carnal lusts and isolation from his Maker. The classical education he had received had become the fodder for his idolatry and hubris (word the ancient philosophers would have used for “pride”).

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