FROM BUCHENWALD TO BACH

FROM BUCHENWALD TO BACH

A REPORT FROM GERMANY WITH THE ST. ANDREW’S ACADEMY CHOIR Yesterday, as of this writing, the St. Andrew’s travelers went to Buchenwald, the first major death camp of the Nazis to be liberated by American troops.  Sobering is the only word I have found thus far to describe it.  Even in 2015, 70 years after… Read More ›

A LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION

A LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION

Recently, while I was touring a certain University with some of our students, the tour guide mentioned, “When I first came to this University, I didn’t know what a liberal arts college was.  Since then I have learned that the a liberal arts college requires me to take classes such as history and biology along… Read More ›

NOW THESE THREE REMAIN

NOW THESE THREE REMAIN

by Father John Boonzaaijer Stone pillars in the little English church bordered the Norman apse, surrounded the altar, and encircled the choir stalls, where two dozen young souls, from St. Andrew’s Academy and Good Shepherd school, nervously held their music, ready to sing. Silent tombstones checkered the floor. A chalice and paten, worn and dented from centuries of… Read More ›

FACING UP TO DUMBNESS

FACING UP TO DUMBNESS

The battle over what fills my iPod is not nearly as important as what fills my mind, but they are closely related. C.S. Lewis wisely observed, “Unless the measuring rod is independent of the thing being measured, we can do no measuring.” This is routinely applied in science and business, but becomes murky when it… Read More ›