A Vision for Classical Christian Education (Guest Post by Dale Stenberg)

In trying to cast a vision for what a Classical and Christian education should look like, I want to argue for three core pillars of a well-rounded education. Those three pillars are Wonder, Worship, and Wisdom. The goal of Classical and Christian education is to cultivate intellectual virtue and shape the soul—the mind, will, and…

Equivocating on Abortion: A Response to All Women’s Health Centers

In March of last year, All Women’s Health Centers posted an article entitled “Defining Abortion”.  Obviously, defining something, especially something so controversial, is an important matter.  After all, how can we converse on a subject if our definitions are significantly different?  We would merely be speaking past one another.  So, naturally, the title of the…

Thoughts on Science and Meaning: Living Fully or Living Folly?

Science is awesome!  Or, as Bill Nye is fond of saying, “Science rules”.[1]  However, the reason science is so awesome is because God’s creation is so awesome.  Science is the means of discovering the logic, complexity, and order within nature.  In fact, if nature were not so beautiful, science would be rather dull.  In other…

Living Wisely #4: Godliness Over Gain

This here is a word sure to prick the hearts of many in the western world, for we are a society greedy with gain.  If godliness and gain were to be offered to you, what would you choose?  What would you see as of greatest significance?  Undoubtedly, many would choose gain – the treasures of…

Why You Need a Liberal Arts Education & How to Give Yourself One

A liberal arts education, especially from a Christian perspective, consists of learning from both general and special revelation, or nature and the Scriptures.  These are, as it has so often been said, God’s two books.  More generally, we can think of a liberal arts education as an education in wisdom.  It seeks to understand the…

A Review of Political Thought (by Hunter Baker)

The following is a review of the book, Political Thought: A Student’s Guide (Crossway: 2012), which is part of the Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition series and is written by Hunter Baker. To those who are new to the subject of political thought/philosophy/theory, Baker’s book will prove to be a friendly introduction to some of…

Living Wisely #3: Family as the Bedrock of Wisdom

I like to think of Proverbs as a guide to or treatise on the fifth commandment: “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you” (Exod. 20:12).  My reason for holding this view is because many of these proverbs consist of…

We Need a Political Reformation: A Return to Nature & Nature’s God

In the July/August 2020 edition of The American Conservative, Matthew J. Peterson writes an article entitled, “America Needs a Re-Founding”. I resonate with most of it. Peterson calls out the failure of past (and contemporary) conservative attempts at fighting the culture wars. These failures have resulted in “Conservative, Inc.”, what he calls “quasi-official conservative institutions”….

Turretin on the Existence of God

In his Institutes of Elenctic Theology, in the first volume, Francis Turretin (1623-1687) includes a section on the irrefutable demonstration of the existence of God. By the way, elenctics pertains to the persuading of non-Christians of the truth of the Christian faith (particularly the gospel). In the third topic of the first volume, the question…

Living Wisely #2: The Beginning of Wisdom

The riches of wisdom are to be found in none other than He who is all-wise.  This is essentially what is meant by Proverbs 1:7, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction” (cf. 9:10). This fear of God is not a cowering fear, but a fear…