Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book

Matthew Bianco

To a child wandering and lost in the forest, everything he meets may seem scary and uncertain. How can he know what is actually scary? What is safe? What is good? The world of books can leave wandering readers just as frightened and unsure as any forest. With so many books to choose from, how can... Read More

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Form and Old Things

Joshua Gibbs

A great many classical educators do not understand the priority which classicists give to old things. This problem is so pronounced, even the logic textbooks used in classical schools often contain inconsistent, nonsense definitions of "chronological snobery." And yet, a preference for old things (... Read More

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The Place of the Lion—How Charles Williams Uses Forms to Expose Our Use of Truth

Greg Wilbur

Charles Williams wrote highly original and insightful novels that merge the metaphysical with the physical. In The Place of the Lion, he weaves a story of Platonic archetypes to illustrate the many ways in which the characters (and we) misuse, manipulate, abuse, or receive Truth. As... Read More

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Scientific Reductionism and the Loss of Form.mp3

Ken Myers

In The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis warned of the dangers involved in the modern project of the relentless "conquest of Nature." He asserted that science required "something like repentance." He tried to imagine a science that, "when it spoke of the parts it would remember the whole." Ken... Read More

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Vices and Virtues—Spiritual Formation in the Classical Tradition

Heidi White

From the earliest days of the Christian faith, great theologians and leaders of the church were profoundly concerned with the development of virtue. Over the centuries, the Church Fathers and ascetics, mystics, and scholastics of the Middle Ages honed a cohesive system of thought and practice to... Read More

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Literary Formation—12 Great Christian Novels and Why You Should Read Them

Martin Cothran

Two Russians, two Englishmen, two Frenchmen, three Americans, a South African, and a Nowegian . . . walk into a bar. Not really. But they do come together in this list of the greatest Christian literary works of the last two centuries. It is a list that include two Learn why these books are great... Read More

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Piece of (Thunder) Cake – A Solution to the Crucial Dilemma of Teaching

Adam Andrews

Whom do we serve as teachers? The high standards of the Classical curriculum present a worthy goal for all our striving, but do these standards serve every student? What is the relationship between the twin goals of curricular excellence and student welfare? Adam suggests that answers to these... Read More

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Some Theses on Form, Being, and Beauty

James Matthew Wilson

One of the first insights of the western tradition is that the "truth appears," it has a form. In consequence, beauty, classically defined as "form and splendor," must lie somewhere near the heart of reality. In our time together, we shall explore some of the classical claims about being and beauty... Read More

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Christ, The Form of Truth – The Word Made Flesh

Andrew Kern

In this opening planary, Andrew Kern will introduce the theme, offer some context for the contemplation that will occurr during the rest of the conference, and suggest why it matters so much for Christian classical educators in 2019. 

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Mending the Discarded Image - Lecture Series

Andrew Kern

A Six-Part Audio Lecture Series on C.S. Lewis Part 1 - The Breath of God: Entering the World of C.S. Lewis Part 2 - The Book of Signs: Escaping The Silver Chair Part 3 - The Pilgrim's Regress: Returning Home Part 4 - The End of the Road: Abolition or "... Read More

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