Tag Archives: faith

Love Your Neighbor?

“The purpose of Newspeak was […] to make all other modes of thought impossible”George Orwell, 1984 The rise of hashtag cliches has led us to self-inflicted Newspeak, wherein we latch on to simple phrases without putting in the effort to parse out their meaning. We tend to launch these phrases as a sort of “gotcha” […]

There’s Something to Living Dangerously

Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?Tell me, what is it you plan to dowith your one wild and precious life? Mary Oliver We are living in uncertain times. As I posited in my last post, I believe we have always been living in uncertain times, but the mask of our false hopes has […]

Consider the Flowers

My kids and I have been studying Vincent Van Gogh this term. I was looking at the copies of his paintings I have hanging in our kitchen today, and simply captivated by their beauty. Somehow he captured the paradox of beauty and sorrow with brush strokes, with color and and shadows his paintings tells us […]

Don’t Lie To Yourself (On Home Education Part 3)

“Modern education has been plagued by utilitarianism for a very long time, and both teachers and students have come to think that school should teach only what will be useful in the pursuit of a career”Karen Glass I am grateful to my parents for a multitude of reasons: their sacrifices in providing my education–like living, […]

What if I Fail (On Home Education Part 2)

Every task requires faith Elisabeth Elliot In my last post I defined education as an extension of discipleship. The task of educating our children is not confined to merely math and literacy, but seeing those disciplines within the whole framework of life. Education ought to blur the lines that have been mistakenly drawn between “life” […]