RISEN: ANOTHER CHRISTIAN FILM BELOW THE MARK

RISEN: ANOTHER CHRISTIAN FILM BELOW THE MARK

By Jared Tomlinson Gregorian chant. Byzantine iconography. Gothic architecture. Renaissance polyphony. The Inklings. For most of the past two millennia, Christians have been at the forefront of the world’s aesthetic life. And then the twentieth century arrived. During the twentieth century, especially its latter half, Christians traded their leading role for cheap imitation of the rest… Read More ›

COMMON CORE MISSES THE MARK

COMMON CORE MISSES THE MARK

Mr. Martin Cothran was interviewed by David Kern of the Circe Institute regarding the Common Core State Standards Initiative in American Education, known as “Common Core.” Cothran begins: The Common Core standards are important because of the number of children that will be affected by national standards which are eliminating content knowledge and trying to replace… Read More ›

TAMING THE TONGUE

TAMING THE TONGUE

When teaching through a particular subject, I find that everything suddenly relates to it. One co-worker alleges that I mentioned Dante in every conversation, while I was teaching through the Renaissance recently. I suppose there could be worse things to mention. My current subject, rhetoric, though a respected member of the Trivium, is not always… 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 ›