Andrew Kern Jan 27, 2009
Christian and classical school often find themselves in a dilemma in regard to what they should offer by way of classes. A school must make a multitude of choices concerning curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular offerings. Recovering a basic understanding of classical education as a liberal arts education will assist in helping schools with these decisions.
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Andrew Kern Jan 25, 2009

My pastor included this quote in our order of worship today.  I had seen it before, but was glad to see it again.  Here’s to those of you that have entered a good work and continue to persevere:

 

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Andrew Kern Jan 24, 2009
Two very full days of work have just ended, so I was unable to fulfill my dream of more or less regular updates. I'll have more to add, but we're about to go out for one last meal and I want to at least touch in with you. The journeymen spent hours developing ideas about teaching students to apply the three canons to narration. When it's done you'll see tools for teaching story telling like you've never seen before (along with some common tools that are quite useful as well). Specific notes to follow.
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Andrew Kern Jan 23, 2009
Oh, I'm anxious to write about what I've learned and witnessed today, but we all need to run to A Taste of Texas for some of the most incredible steak a man can possibly eat! So while I'm sitting in the restaurant eating warm buttered bread, cutting steak that melts like butter, luxuriating in the sweetness of a gourmet dessert, and otherwise spoiling myself along with the rest of the apprentices, I'm afraid you're going to have to wait. Check in soon.
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Andrew Kern Jan 23, 2009
I eat "not wisely, but too well" on these apprenticeship retreats! Tex Mex for lunch and Texas BBQ (brisket, chicken, and sausage) for dinner. But I also feed deeply on the friendships that have grown and been growing over the past few years. Today was spent with the journeymen, all of whom have been in the program for at least one year prior to this one. Tonight the apprentices (first years) arrived and those who could joined us for dinner. Buck and Jeannie will arrive a little after midnight. Poor kids!
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Andrew Kern Jan 22, 2009
We're on lunch break and the five journeymen are outside sitting at a picnic table in the moist warmth of a Houston January day with the sound of the Wrobleske's pool in the background and the sun joining them for a quiet meal.
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Andrew Kern Jan 22, 2009
Here I am at the apprentice retreat and everybody thinks I am dutifully typing notes, but really I'm blogging.
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Andrew Kern Jan 22, 2009
I'm in Houston for the winter apprenticeship retreat so I'm going to try to post an entry or two during the day to let you know what's happening. I'll say this to embitter you yangki's: it's about 70 degrees outside. Having grown up in Wisconsin, I can hardly absorb a January day in the 70's.
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Andrew Kern Jan 21, 2009
“A leader is a dealer in hope.” - Napoleon Bonaparte Many Christian and classical schools deal with anxiety surrounding leadership. The Christian and classical renewal continues to grow and schools continue to start-up. As with any movement, there must be those who step up and lead. Our schools need heads. Our movement needs much prayer for God to send laborers to our work.
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Andrew Kern Jan 21, 2009
Paul, in prison, wrote this to the Philippians:
I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayer...
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