Classical Economics

by Steven Tye June 28, 2015

Let’s face it – not many of our students will be following in our academic footsteps. The vast majority will be entering the marketplace as businessmen and women. While a classical liberal arts education prepares them well for their careers, the ideology of modern economic scientism they are likely to encounter in college and the […]

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Integrating the Gospel using the Creation, Fall, Redemption, & Restoration Paradigm

by Pamela Stanford June 28, 2015

All that we do has purpose and meaning, because as believers, we are going somewhere and should want to bring others along on the journey. We will discuss practical ways to help students discern the elements of the gospel across disciplines and specific ideas on how to train students to think redemptively and to put […]

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Charlotte Mason’s First Principles—Children are Persons

by Maryellen St. Cyr June 28, 2015

Central to an authentic Christian philosophy of education is the conviction that “children are persons” who, though corrupted by original sin, remain bearers of the Imago Dei. Few classical Christian teachers would question this. Yet, too many fail to fully recognize the practical consequences of such a belief. If children are persons, it changes our […]

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Charlotte Mason, Neuroscience, Personhood and the Nature of Human Formation

by Bill St. Cyr June 28, 2015

Answering the question, ‘What forms the human heart and mind?’ Bill St. Cyr, Ph.D., Executive Director of Ambleside Schools International, explores the insights of contemporary neuroscience and the ideas of British educator, Charlotte Mason.

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Cultivating Well-Educated Resident Aliens

by George Sanker June 28, 2015

Over the past year the church has come under increasing attack by a culture that is aggressively rejecting God’s order to reality. These social challenges are clear indications that some of the basic Judeo-Christian beliefs that have guided our culture for centuries have almost completely been eroded. In this context, a classical liberal arts education […]

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21st Century Classical: Theoretical and Practical Foundations for Embracing the Paradox

by Sean Riley June 28, 2015

I will argue that education can be both genuinely and thoroughly Classical and at the same time preapre students to be leaders and innovators in the 21st century. I will argue that many of the 21st Century skills being enumerated by progressive educators are the same skills a Classical education is best equipped to offer. […]

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Why a School without Scholé (Leisure) is No School at All

by Christopher Perrin June 28, 2015

Our word “school” comes from the Greek word scholé which means leisure, refreshing conversation and activity–or restful learning. Ironically modern, American education is virtually anything but restful and so in a profound sense many American schools have ceased to be schools at all. In this seminar, we will trace the tradition of scholé and explore […]

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Detecting Intelligence: A Non-Materialist Science

by Paul Nelson June 28, 2015

This seminar explores the basic asymmetry between teleology and physicalism (or materialism), namely, that designed-based reasoning can embrace physical discoveries, whereas physicalism can admit no part of teleology.

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Rejecting the Magician’s Bargain: Lewis’ Charge to Science

by Ken Myers June 28, 2015

In The Abolition of Man, C. S. Lewis argued that the project of modern science “was born in an unhealthy neighbourhood and at an inauspicious hour. Its triumphs may have been too rapid and purchased at too high a price: reconsideration, and something like repentance, may be required.” While there have been some scientists, philosophers, […]

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Envisioning, Structuring and Situating Earth Science in Classical Education: The Value and Planning of a Course in Earth Science, and Why Earth Science Should Be A Logic- or Rhetoric-Stage Subject

by Steve Mittwede June 28, 2015

Earth Science (ES) enjoyed a prominent place in classical scientific enquiry, and the weight given to ES continued through medieval and modern times and into the present. Unfortunately, the centrality of ES as a field of study is being lost, even in many classical schools. Increasingly, ES is diminished to facts learned in the Grammar […]

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The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

by John Mays June 28, 2015

Christians have always affirmed this testimony from Psalm 19. But the breadth of the revelation of God’s glory in nature is far wider than we often appreciate. In this seminar we will examine a wide variety of ways in which the heavens declare God’s glory to us, including anthropic implications in contemporary science that have […]

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Classical Dante: Rome and the Two Kingdoms

by Christian Kopff June 28, 2015

In Paradiso 6 Justinian expounds the Roman Empire’s divine mission and the state’s role as God’s servant. These ideas, found in Comedy and Monarchia, anticipate the Two Kingdoms of Luther and Calvin and the American separation of church and state.

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A New Natural Philosophy: Implementing the Vision of C.S. Lewis

by Ravi Jain June 28, 2015

In The Abolition of Man C.S. Lewis noted that the “triumphs [of science] may have been too rapid and purchased at too high a price: reconsideration, and something like repentance, may be required.” This can easily leave an eager science teacher confused even if he agrees. How do we do this? What decisions and steps […]

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Creation, Design, and Evolution

by Deborah Haarsma June 28, 2015

Are students and parents in your school asking about creation and evolution? Students are growing up in a culture full of heated battles between young earth creationism and atheistic evolution. Yet Christians today are discussing many other options, including old earth creationism, intelligent design, and evolutionary creationism. Come for an overview of the key scientific […]

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A Brief History of Moral and Political Thought

by Sean Riley June 28, 2014

But have you ever struggled with how you will teach your science class when students have a range of ideas about creation? Have you wondered how you will teach science accurately while respecting each student’s family values and beliefs? Hear how one teacher encourages lively, respectful discussion and deals with difficult questions from logic-level students. […]

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