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Weak and singular and odd

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

by John Newton A consistent Christian, whose integrity, humility, and philanthropy, mark his character and adorn his profession will in time command respect. But his attachment to the unfashionable truths of the Gospel, and his separation from the maxims and pursuits of the world will render him weak and singular and odd in their eyes. […]

Suggestions on how to treat your adult children

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Suggestions on how to treat your adult children: 1. The majority of the time that you are talking with your adult child, you should be doing the listening, not the talking. Real and attentive listening. Respectful listening — not appearing to be listening or thinking about what you need to be doing next or what […]

We Never Studied Rocks

Monday, January 15th, 2018

This is my 3rd year homeschooling my sons. They are in 2nd, 5th, and 6th grades. I have been slowly trying to incorporate some of the principles of classical education into our homeschool effort. For example, we have begun the study of Latin this year. I am increasingly concerned that I have missed doing the […]

Suggestions to Combat Homeschool Burnout

Monday, January 15th, 2018


We hear a lot today about burnout in homeschooling.
….. I lie in bed at night and dread the thought of starting school
 the next day. A life of drudgery is not what I envisioned a few short 
months ago. It’s such a struggle to get the kids to do anything.
 The only time I disliked […]

Concordia Classical Studies Showcase

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Concordia University Chicago understands and appreciates the significant advantages of a classical education and homeschooling and seeks to be a welcoming institution for those looking to continue their classical liberal arts education in a university setting. Rooted in more than 150 years of Lutheran educational tradition, Concordia-Chicago has developed a new initiative to intentionally build […]

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