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Day: January 17, 2008

A few Ideas about Ideas

Without understanding an idea, we cannot have discretion. Unless we contemplate an idea we cannt understand it. We contemplate ideas when we see them embodied in paintings, music, stories, lessons, etc. The structure of a lesson is itself the structure of the idea taught.

What’s the Big Idea?

The driving impulse of the CiRCE Institute is to figure out what Christian classical education is and to learn how to apply in it ever more complete, authentic, and integrated ways. In my studies and reflection, one astonishing thing has become astonishingly clear to me. Christian classical education is the education of the idea, whereas …

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