An Ascetic on Education

“Knowledge of created beings is one thing, and knowledge of the divine truth is another. The second surpasses the first just as the sun outshines the moon.” – St. Mark the Ascetic (5th Century, Philokalia, Kindle Loc. 1935) I read this little gem this morning. I couldn’t help but see the incredible application it has within […]

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Lord, Have Mercy

At one point in my life I considered going to medical school. I decided against it for a number of reasons. One reason was the work environment. You work amongst the sick, and depending upon your field of medicine, the dying. I didn’t think I had what it takes (I still don’t think so). Something […]

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The End of Education

“It is the course of true wisdom to acquire for ourselves those things that neither humans, nor death itself can take away.” Lactantius, 4th century. I have a PDF in my Google Drive called “Church Fathers on Education” and the above quote by Lactantius is one of them. It’s short and sweet, but, oh, how […]

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All Education is Religious

“All education is religious education. Place a child in an environment where God is never mentioned, and what will she conclude? Either God isn’t real, or he’s irrelevant. Either way, the conclusion is that he can safely be ignored.”  Glen Oeland (https://www.cardus.ca/comment/article/3251/a-letter-to-my-daughter-upon-her-graduation-from-christian-school/#.WEeLXOYjfNk.email) I recently read an article written by a father to his daughter who […]

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An Educator’s Purpose

The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue,     to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning,     wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed. Isaiah 50:4 Not too long ago I was watching Dr. Derek Keenan from ACSI talk about Christian education. During his presentation he referenced […]

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