This account of the early Church serves as a transition in the book of Acts from a focus on the apostle Peter to a focus on the apostle Paul (at the time of this account he still bears the name Saul; cf. 13:9). While the text says the gospel went out into the regions ofContinue Reading
What is the Trivium? The Trivium is the liberal arts of language, composed of three parts: grammar, dialectic/logic, and rhetoric. The purpose of these language arts is to enable students to understand the nature of language, reasoned dialogue, and the artful composition of written and spoken language. Language, after all, is an essential component ofContinue Reading
According to Lady Philosophy in Boethius’s Consolation of Philosophy, what is man’s ultimate goal in life and how is it achieved? Lady Philosophy introduces the notion of an admirable goal in Chapter 1 of Book 3 as the “goal of true happiness” (3.1.5). She goes on to state that everyone pursues good things in orderContinue Reading
In his bestselling book, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self, Carl Trueman traces the historical, philosophical, psychological, and sociological currents that pulled us into the sexual revolution of the 1960’s and beyond. “What marks,” he says, “the modern sexual revolution out as distinctive is the way it has normalized these and other sexualContinue Reading
[Following is a brief essay I wrote for my course on The Ancient World as part of my Humanities program.] Ancient cultures were understandably different from our own in many respects. This can make it somewhat of a challenge reading ancient literary works, as the socio-cultural differences can tend to blur our understanding of theContinue Reading
To those unfamiliar with Classical education, the terms Trivium and Quadrivium are sure to sound foreign. Technically, they are foreign because they are Latin. Yes, proponents of Classical education love Latin words, and the teaching of Latin is part of a Classical curriculum. After all, Latin is a Classical language that opens the door toContinue Reading
At the end of Genesis, we have a summary statement given in the words of the dying Joseph regarding the identity of the Hebrew people: “And Joseph said to his brethren, ‘I am dying; but God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land [of Egypt] to the land of [Canaan] whichContinue Reading
Plato’s Republic is a complex dialogue that is transcendent in emphasis and yet highly practical. Its various topics circle around the singular theme of the book, like planets orbiting the sun. This theme at the heart of the conversation is the meaning of justice, or what Waterfield translates more broadly as morality (xii). This attemptContinue Reading
Yes, I’m advocating for greater censorship. However, the censorship I’m advocating for is not a blanket censorship that allows those in power to silence anyone who disagrees with them, such as what we’re seeing taking place on various social media outlets. To censor out of a fear of contrary thought is certainly not consonant withContinue Reading
“I have taken upon myself the task of defending the glorious City of God against those who prefer their own gods to the Founder of that City.” I seek to convince “the proud of the power and excellence of humility,” for the King and Founder of our City resists the proud but gives grace toContinue Reading
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