Joshua Gibbs

Joshua Gibbs teaches online classes at GibbsClassical.com. He is the author of How To Be Unlucky, Something They Will Not Forget, and Blasphemers. His wife is generous and his children are funny.

A School Named Sue: How Should We Name Classical Schools?

You can learn quite a bit about the classical Christian movement by looking at the way we name our schools. Every time a new issue of The Classical Difference shows up in my mailbox, I find myself leisurely perusing the list of ACCS member schools toward the back. Much like Christian businesses and parachurch groups …

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Keeping Classroom Order: Punishment Or Stern Talk?

Student: Can we talk about class? Teacher: Sure. What’s up? Student: I’m worried that our class just isn’t moving fast enough through the material. We’re not getting much done. Teacher: Well, a classical education isn’t about covering material. It’s about cultivating virtue. Student: No one is cultivating virtue in your class. That’s the problem. You …

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Fight Apostasy: Stop Setting Aside Your Religious Differences

At some point in the late seventeenth century, European Christians began to wonder if religion was more trouble than it was worth. After seeing battle lines drawn along denominational lines for more than a century, the common man was exhausted by religious diversity and had begun to yearn for a public square (and city hall) …

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