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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Andrew Kern Jan 20, 2009
I have a serious problem with this article about President Obama, even though I am conservative (I don't know if I'm the kind of conservative this article promotes because I don't know enough about them yet) and wish we had a different president. Do you share it with me?
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Andrew Kern Jan 20, 2009
A friend of mine – a true artist of Christ – sent this quote to me and I would like to offer it to you for contemplation:
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Andrew Kern Jan 20, 2009
If you teach reading or are learning to teach it in teacher's college, you need to be aware of what Robert Pondiscio calls Reading Wars II. I'll be returning to this issue quite frequently as I have already begun to formulate responses, but please read this article to get an initial perspective.
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Andrew Kern Jan 20, 2009
We can easily let these words from II Corinthians 4 slip past because of the amazing details in the rest of the passage. I have never been in ship wreck or scourged, so I can't make a comparison, but to me, who has often been perplexed and has often beeen tempted to despair, these words are amazing. Both practically and philosophically.
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Andrew Kern Jan 19, 2009
Yesterday I started this two part series on what I believe are the two most underestimated factors in schooling. The first factor concerns the economic model of schools and the second factor - the education of parents. If you haven’t read part one, please do so first before reading on.
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Andrew Kern Jan 19, 2009
My good friend Christian Kopf has written another tour de force defending a classical education. Take a look HERE.
The inability of our leaders to think soundly and speak persuasively affects all of us, because their decisions affect all of us. Leaders of a regime based on consensual institutions need the full panoply of verbal ability...
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Andrew Kern Jan 18, 2009
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