Andrew Kern Sep 2, 2007
"absence of faith is not rationality but the hatred of God that stems from perverse impulses." Spengler, Asia Times Online
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Andrew Kern Aug 31, 2007
1. The key to a successful working relationship is to avoid proximity. 2. The key to success is following your first impulse! Wait, I need to think about that.
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Andrew Kern Aug 31, 2007
You want to start by getting students involved in THE QUESTION that drives the text or as close as you are able to do so. The Iliad puts it right on the first line: Why is Achilles so angry? I convert the question to a judicial issue: Should Achilles have been so angry?
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Andrew Kern Aug 30, 2007
And having asked that, can you please God if you don't attend to your market? In Galatians 1:10 Paul writes, "If I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ."
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Andrew Kern Aug 29, 2007
Peter Drucker, the godfather of strategic thinking, wrote a series of essays that have been collected in a very helpful book called Managing the Non-Profit Organization: Principles and Practices. The book is filled with provocative and suggestive chapter titles like Leadership is a Foul-Weather Job; What the Leader Owes; Converting Good Intentions into Results; Building the Donor Constituency; and What is the Bottom Line When There Is No "Bottom Line"?; The Effective Board, and so on.
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Andrew Kern Aug 28, 2007

Sexual liberation is rooted, historically, in interpretations of Freud and developed by Herbert Marcuse. It’s all related to guilt.

Multi-culturalism has used a confusion strategy to assist it. Various cultures have varying sexual mores, the argument goes, therefore there are no sexual laws that are not mere cultural impositions.

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Andrew Kern Aug 28, 2007

Much mischief has been accomplished in educating children about symbols without first giving them a thorough and dynamic experience of the living idea to which the symbol points.

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Andrew Kern Aug 28, 2007

At the heart of the Christian classical curriculum and methodology is the presentation of living ideas. The soul feeds on ideas, and its health is determined by the quality of those ideas and the life found in them.

When we teach children about butterflies, we do not begin by showing them dead butterflies pinned to a board. We show them living butterflies in their natural environment.

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Andrew Kern Aug 28, 2007
You hear a lot about Tertullian's outcry: "What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?" Less commonly heard are these words from Clement of Alexandria, perhaps because, like Tertullian, Clement went to some extremes. Like Tertullian. Anyway:
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Andrew Kern Aug 27, 2007
In II Corinthians 10:12, St. Paul offers a pointed critique of the sophists who were maneuvering to undercut his authority. He says:
For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themsleves among themselves, are not wise.
Is this not a critique of conventional education? Do we not seek our validation by comparing ourselves to each other, and ranking ourselves against each other, to determine where we fall out in the order of society.
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