Andrew Kern Jan 19, 2008
“There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit (debt) expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as the result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit (debt) expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved.” Ludwig Von Mises (the prince of the Austrian Economists) Seems like a quote worth pondering when Citibank writes off 18 billion and Merrill writes off another 14 billion. If you can get out of debt, do so.
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Andrew Kern Jan 18, 2008
Cheryl Lowe has strong opinions about how math needs to be taught and, unlike so many in the so-called math wars, hers are grounded in her experiences of learning and teaching math. She discusses the history of these math wars and her view on how math should be taught and how it has long been taught in a CD I was listening to this morning called What The Trivium Teaches About Teaching Math.
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Andrew Kern Jan 17, 2008
Without understanding an idea, we cannot have discretion. Unless we contemplate an idea we cannt understand it. We contemplate ideas when we see them embodied in paintings, music, stories, lessons, etc. The structure of a lesson is itself the structure of the idea taught.
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Andrew Kern Jan 17, 2008
The driving impulse of the CiRCE Institute is to figure out what Christian classical education is and to learn how to apply in it ever more complete, authentic, and integrated ways. In my studies and reflection, one astonishing thing has become astonishingly clear to me.
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Andrew Kern Jan 14, 2008
"There are some fans who like their team. There are some fans who love their team. And then there are the Packer fans."  Peter King SI 1-14-8
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Andrew Kern Jan 7, 2008
January 6th was the last day of the 12 days of Christmas, and last night was, therefore, the twelfth night. In the traditional Christmas calendar, January 6th is Epiphany or Theophany. In fact, for the first few centuries and in some places to this day Epiphany is treated as the more important "Christmas" event.
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Andrew Kern Jan 5, 2008

When God created the world, He did it by speaking. When He created man, He made him in His own image, giving him, among many other gifts, the ability to speak, listen, and communicate.

 

When the serpent wanted to corrupt the world, he did it by speaking, or rather, by corrupting speaking. “Did not God say,” he said.

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Andrew Kern Jan 4, 2008

Ideas embodied for students

Ideas contemplated by students

Ideas understood by students

Ideas expressed by students

Ideas applied by students

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Andrew Kern Jan 4, 2008
I recently read this temperamental statement:  "We now have a culture of fools so desperate that they are eager to change the world. God help us. Christianity doesn't call us to that, but to a calm and peaceful life." What do you make of that?
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Andrew Kern Dec 15, 2007
Here's a set of articles about the stories behind some Christmas carols. It's the little things that make it interesting, like that Armenian Charles Wesley wrote "Hark how all the welkin rings" and his rival, Calvinist George Whitefield, changed it to the present version. Each story also has some music to sing along to. No piano? No worries. You've got the internet!
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