Archive | March, 2007

On Footwashing

Anther great article at Lumen Gentleman:“The Footwashing Ritual and the Sacrament of Holy Orders: A New Look at John 13” This is by far the best article I’ve found on the subject of foot washing. Last year when the inevitable kerfuffle about washing women’s feet on Holy Thursday arose, I went hunting for articles that […]

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Another Lenten Meditation

Every Christian one day reaches the point where he too must be ready to accompany the Master into destruction and oblivion: into that which the world considers folly, that which for his own understanding is incomprehensible, for his own feeling intolerable. Whatever it is to be: suffering, dishonor, the loss of loved ones or the […]

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Thanks for Prayers Answered

Jennifer F of et tu, jen? is expecting baby #3 and has been very stressed out over health and financial issues. But God is good and provides for all our needs if only we dare to ask. Her amazing story of prayer granted: I didn’t know if it was silly to pray to ask God […]

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What kind of poem are you?

I am the sonnet, never quickly thrilled;Not prone to overstated gushing praiseNor yet to seething rants and anger, filledWith overstretched opinions to rephrase;But on the other hand, not fond of fools,And thus, not fond of people, on the whole;And holding to the sound and useful rules,Not those that seek unjustified control.I’m balanced, measured, sensible (at […]

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“Saint Daniel the Stylite Academy”

This First Things column on homeschooling addresses some of the topics Dom and I have been discussing recently, especially the way education is not a series of discrete subjects, but integrated into all aspects of life. When people think of school, typically they think of a day dominated by a roster of discrete subjects. In […]

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More on John Holt: How Children Fail

I’m about a third of the way through; but have found much to comment on so far. I figured I’d go ahead and write a blog post. I’m not finding this book quite as engaging as How Children Learn. I suppose I’m more interested in the process of education and exploring how young minds work […]

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Book Review: An Invitation to the Classics

I was delighted to find the Deputy Headmistress’ review of this wonderful book, a should-have reference for any homeschooler’s library. I had the privilege of taking a couple of classes with Dr. Louise Cowan, one of the book’s editors, when I was an undergrad at UD. She was an amazing teacher, quite possibly the best […]

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