Joshua Gibbs Apr 2, 2019

There is no greater evidence of the Enlightenment’s influence on Christianity than this: Christian students do not like to pray and Christian teachers are not terribly interested in figuring out why.

For this tragedy, the list of guilty parties is too long to name.

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Matt Bell Apr 1, 2019

In the spring of eleventh grade, I first read The Great Gatsby, fell in love with it, and then re-read it religiously every third summer for the next twelve years. I also read Fitzgerald’s other novels in my early twenties, though only once each.

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Lindsey Brigham Knott Apr 1, 2019

The beginning of springtime, when the fleeting beauty of the outdoors sometimes overshadows the perpetual urgency of lessons, is a good time to be reading Charlotte Mason, who insisted that time spent outside is integral to the child's formation and education.

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Monte Knetter Mar 29, 2019

A specter haunts the West. It denies knowable, communicable truth and thereby threatens the dissolution of all community and the atomization of every individual. While variations of this specter have appeared in prior ages and indeed have never been wholly absent, today’s intelligentsia and masses alike have imbibed and manifest this specter to degrees hitherto unknown. Unless it is exercised, the specter of postmodernism will continue to poison us against each other and undermine the basis of our society while distracting us from questions of ultimate importance.

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Lindsey Brigham Knott Mar 26, 2019

“There was once a little man called Niggle, who had a long journey to make. He did not want to go, indeed the whole idea was distasteful to him; but he could not get out of it. He knew he would have to start some time, but he did not hurry with his preparations”: so begins Tolkien’s short story “Leaf by Niggle.” 

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Joshua Gibbs Mar 26, 2019

Any merit this article possesses is borrowed, as usual, from the singular genius of Remi Brague. Any faults are my own.

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Joshua Gibbs Mar 26, 2019

The average student encounters the school honor code once a year. During the first week of school the honor code is read publicly, or else paper copies are circulated and every student must indicate they have read it. For most students, the honor code is not encountered again for the remainder of the year. This is simply because the honor code is not important. It is a technical necessity.

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Eric Wearne Mar 25, 2019

“The Holy Ghost will not come until you see yourself as you are—a lazy ignorant conceited youth!” – Father Finn, “The Enduring Chill”

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Joshua Gibbs Mar 22, 2019

I come to you as a former devotee of popular culture.  

In days of old, I worshipped love at the Top 40 altar and committed myself to memorizing lines of songs and dialogue from films in the same way pious Jews of old memorized Scripture. If I now speak cynically of popular culture, it is because I am a disillusioned lover. Cynicism always grows from the ashes of immolated confidence.

With such a purple introduction now out of the way, I should say I believe popular culture has lately taken a sharp turn toward the Satanic.

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Felipe Vogel Mar 20, 2019

“Wherever possible I have broken with teaching tradition and sent kids down their separate paths to their own private truths . . . to be their own teachers and to make themselves the major text of their own education.” I can hardly imagine a more “progressive” plan than this, of the late John Taylor Gatto in his first book, Dumbing Us Down.

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