Mathematics in the Liberal Arts Tradition

by Ravi Jain July 19, 2017

While today math teachers often struggle to convince their students of the usefulness of the discipline, the tradition famously advocated the study of mathematics for a completely different reason. The ancients and Medieval believed the study of mathematics to play a crucial role in developing wisdom and the faculty of human reason in students. But […]

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The Great Dance: How the Cosmos Sings and Moves by Love

by Greg Wilbur June 28, 2015

Jesus upholds the universe by the Word of His power and the center of the cosmos is Love that binds everything together in perfect harmony. The idea of music and dance as formative images appears in the writing of Augustine, Boethius, Dante, Lewis and Charles Williams. Formal dance requires the learning of steps, mutual submission […]

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How to Avoid Looking Foolish When Talking About Evolution

by Paul Laywell June 10, 2013

St. Augustine expressed concern that a lack of scientific literacy would hurt Christians’ credibility when talking scripture with nonbelievers. If Augustine was correct, then it is imperative that Christians take the steps needed to improve their scientific literacy- especially as it relates to competing theories of origin.

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