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Thursday, December 28th, 2006

An Interview with Martin Luther On Classical Education

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

The Protestant denominations trace their origins back to Martin Luther, the Christian reformer. His reforms touched on many things, not the least of which was education. Here, cast into the form of an interview, and using his own characteristically forceful and animated words, we gather Luther’s views on the importance of classical education and his […]

The Homeschool Movement in Germany

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

In September, 2004, we interviewed Sebastian and Kathleen Engelhardt, a young couple homeschooling their son in Germany. What is homeschooling like in Germany? The Americans who live in Germany on the military bases have no problems in homeschooling. It’s the native Germans who are having the troubles. It is presently illegal for German citizens to […]

General Principles for the Interpretation of Scripture

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

Hermeneutics is the name given to the science and methodology for interpreting (determining the meaning of) Scripture. Exegetics is the name given to the science and methodology for critically analyzing, explaining, and expounding Scripture. If there is such a thing as truth, and if it is important to know the truth, and if the Scriptures […]

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

Girl Chopping Onions (1646) by Gerrit Dou (1613-1675) Netherlands Baroque painter & draftsman Student of Rembrandt Beautiful picture, but something is definitely wrong.

Our Very First Podcast

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Welcome to our very first Trivium Pursuit podcast. Hans and I will be working on these together — he’ll take care of all the technical parts of the podcast and I’ll do the posting. This first podcast is pretty short and simple — an excerpt from one of our seminars. Let me know if it […]

Ears From Harvested Sheaves by J.C. Philpot

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

Ears From Harvested Sheaves by J.C. Philpot December 17 Ho, every one that thirsts, come to the waters; and he that has no money; come, buy, and eat; yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Isaiah 55:1 How many a poor sensible sinner has, upon the strength of these words, looked […]

Anniversary Party

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

Harvey and I spent the afternoon of our anniversary in Iowa City at the university library. The kids think we have a weird sense of fun. If this present has anything to do with skiing, I don’t want it. Microfleece shirt — I love it!!

Baby

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

Dear Mom, Can we skip the rice cereal tonight and go out for a burger and fries? Love, Arianna P.S. When are we going to visit Aunt Laurie?

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