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Of Pigs and Pupils: Fast Food, Modern Education, and the Growth of Classical (Christian) Schools

Posted by Trinitas on Mar 26, 2018 10:00:42 AM

The classical school approach offers a fundamentally different vision of education that families fed up with a factory approach to learning find compelling.

Sarah Eeckhoff Zylstra recently wrote of the exponential growth of the classical Christian school movement. Similarly, John J. Miller, writing for National Review, calls the classical and classical Christian school movements “a small revolution in K-12 education.” What accounts for the growing popularity of these classical and classical Christian schools? Why are so many families opting for a return to an older way of educating their children? Strange as it may seem, I believe a popular Chipotle video helps explain the reasons for the rapid spread of these schools.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Classical Education, True Education, Secular Education, Social Issues

Knights Don’t Surrender

Posted by Ron Gilley on Oct 23, 2017 8:28:46 AM

Untitled design (5)A Trinitas board member sent me an interesting article recently, entitled “When Knights Surrender Their Swords, Beasts Will Devour Maidens.” The author, Paul Bois, has written hundreds of articles expositing the Christian perspective on a host of political and social issues. I haven’t read them all, but this one had a solid message.

The subject of the article was this Weinstein fellow who is in so much hot water recently for taking advantage of young women in the movie business. I have little to add to that conversation, but I do want to comment on Bois’s theme. Reduced to its essence, his assertion is that this sort of thing is happening in our society because we allow it.

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Topics: Blog Posts, School Life, Christian Education, Social Issues, Boys

Father Famine

Posted by Ron Gilley on Jun 19, 2017 8:54:20 AM

On Father’s Day my pastor used the term “father famine” to describe the lack of fathers and fathering in our culture right now. Even though the truths bound up in this term are familiar to me as a watcher of culture, the term slapped me in the face—it was that shocking. Our culture is truly in the midst of a father famine. And it is not simply that we lack headship in families. No, the problem is much deeper: we don’t even understand what good headship is. We—all of us, the whole culture—have little vision for fathers or fathering.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Social Issues

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