With the end of a school year rapidly approaching, I want to pause and reflect on what has transpired over the last nine months. Students across the country have been sitting in lectures, participating in action learning, writing papers, and taking exams. The sound of bells dictating the passing of the hours (and the passing […]Read more "Schools (Nearly) Out . . . for the Summer"
“There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, in the end, “Thy will be done.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce Being a teacher is a remarkable experience. Hard? Absolutely? Enriching? Absolutely. Often, I find that my students teach me […]Read more "Two Options in the End"
The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher. Luke 6:40 While sitting at in-service today, the above verse was brought up in reference to the most essential task of Christian educators, namely forming disciples. After our Head of School mentioned this verse, he followed up […]Read more "Like Their Teacher"
There are too many examples of college campus craziness to count. There are entire websites—such as Campus Reform and The College Fix—that specialize in reporting the liberal bias, political correctness, and all around daily madness of institutions of higher education. However, for all the attention we give to these episodes at the collegiate level, we… via […]Read more "Liberal Bias Starts Long Before College — The American Conservative"
“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 […]Read more "An Ascetic on Education"
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 […]Read more "Lord, Have Mercy"
“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 […]Read more "The End of Education"
A few rambling thoughts on pursuing Christ: A few years ago I was in the early stages of a PhD program. I was working with two professors to carefully craft my dissertation proposal. For a number of reasons, I could not complete the program. For me (and I mean for me, not for everyone!!!), the degree […]Read more "An Advanced Degree Worth Pursuing"
“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 […]Read more "All Education is Religious"
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 […]Read more "An Educator’s Purpose"