James Ranieri

James Ranieri serves as the Director of Discipleship in addition to teaching Apologetics, Logic, and electives such as “The Literature of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien” at Trinity Academy in Raleigh, NC. He lives in Raleigh with his wife Meghan, a high school literature teacher at Trinity Academy, their three children, and their dog, Argos.

The Restoration of a Thinking Polis Has But One Solution: Classical Education, Part Two

We do not need an innovation to solve the complex problems of modern society. We simply need to, like the Prodigal Son, turn around and head home. In fact, as I have written previously, we need “a return to permanence, a fixedness on objective reality, and the formation of citizens who seek to conform their …

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The Restoration of a Thinking Polis Has but One Solution: Classical Education, Part One

In The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis writes a stinging critique of the modern mind. The academic elites or, as Lewis calls them, ‘the conditioners,’ produce habits of living and learning derived from seemingly settled philosophical and theological conclusions. Of course, many of the conditioners’ settled conclusions are, in fact, quite unsettled and painfully unsettling …

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Questions: The Key to the Country from Whence the Shadows Fall

Every parent I know is intimately familiar with the barrage of questions we receive from our children. This past summer our family spent a week at a beautiful lake in the mountains of North Carolina. My wife, a high school literature teacher, and I, a religious studies teacher, planned to use our peaceful vacation as …

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