Arrogance and Humility: Worlds in Collision.

Introduction: As we are engaged together in the endeavor of building an alternative school system, one natural question arises. Alternative to what? How can we be counter-cultural without knowing what culture we are countering, and what kind of culture we are countering with? Not surprisingly, the key to understanding this is understanding the lordship and …

Distance Learning Across the Centuries

Introduction: We have now stumbled into our third in a series of four lectures, I trust somewhat happily. The first was entitled An Inescapable Burden of Glory, as you no doubt recall, and it addressed the necessity that God has placed upon all of us, and within each of us—that of seeking glory somehow, somewhere. …

Burn All the Schools

Introduction: H.L. Mencken once suggested a shrewd educational reform that has somehow not caught on. He said that there was nothing wrong with our current education establishment that could not be fixed by burning all the schools, and hanging all the teachers. Now some might want to dismiss this as an extreme measure, but visionaries …

The 9 Pitfalls of Homeschooling

Introduction: Before getting into this, please allow me to say that there will be a follow-up and parallel post on the pitfalls of traditional classroom instruction. This is a post of pastoral cautions for parents, not an exercise in pedagogical partisanship. I have been involved in the work of education for almost forty years. And …