Andrew Kern Jul 5, 2008
David Wells, in his 1998 book Losing Our Virtue, suggested that
There now seems little doubt that our new healers are offering salvation on strictly secular terms, terms that may bypass moral issues entirely.
Here is a great deal to reflect on in a small space. Consider: if we approach our salvation "on strictly secular terms," what is included in that salvation? What is not being considered.
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Andrew Kern Jul 5, 2008
The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness. Therefore, take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness. If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light.
Luke 11:34-36
As humans we seek enlightenment and illumination. But what prevents it? Ignorance?
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Andrew Kern Jul 5, 2008
i read this today in the Wall Street Journal:
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Andrew Kern Jul 4, 2008
If you are a home schooler, how would you like to sit at a table with Laura Berquist, author of Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum and collector of The Harp and Laurel Wreath? Here's your chance, as Mrs. Berquist will be facilitating a round table discussion for home schoolers at the annual CiRCE conference. You'll join 11 or 12 other home educators to discuss issues that arise in a Christian classical home. To learn more about the CiRCE conference or to register, visit our web site at www.circeinstitute.org.
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Andrew Kern Jul 3, 2008
The Christian classical educator does not determine his success by measurable academic or developmental outcomes, because he comes at it from a different angle. Those are trivial and inevitable compared to what really matters. Instead, the Christian classical educator assesses his success by the simple objective of whether he has succeeded in handing on the tradition to the student. Has the student received it into his soul and is he now able to pass it on to the next generation.
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Andrew Kern Jul 2, 2008
I'm not altogether certain but it might be. How often do you get to spend a weekend with a translator of Dante, a founder of a Christian classical college, and a group of people driven to figure out what Christian classical education is and how to implement it? I just attended the SCL conference in Charleston, SC and it was another extraordinary experience. Robert Littlejohn, in his plenary session, compared the Society for Classical Learning with the Association of Classical and Christian Schools. He pointed out that SCL is a society of educators while ACCS is an association of schools.
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Andrew Kern Jun 23, 2008
From Glenn Arbery in Teaching The Teachers, Broadening the Vision, an introduction to the Dallas Institute:
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Andrew Kern Jun 18, 2008
Great Literature, as those of us who love it thought, is alive and vibrant with the capacity to change people's lives. Similarly,... teachers need not so much techniques and strategies as participation in things of great substance. But even more... those who choose teaching as a vocation, whatever their experience, whatever their measurable abilities, have a potential depth of soul that, when they encounter a real body of learning, is bound to awaken in themselves and in their students the heroism and magnanimity that our times require.
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Andrew Kern Jun 5, 2008
Currently, the Peanuts comic strip by the late Charles Shulz stands out as a source of great wisdom and insight in our culture. I say this with partial sarcasm, only partial. One particular strip showed Sally in Sunday School class, her teacher before her. He began, “Today we are going to discuss Church history. What do you know about Church history, Sally?” She thought. Finally, she spoke up, “Well, I know our pastor is about 50…” Tragic insight. Tragic, accurate insight from Shulz.
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