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Archive for October, 2012

The Battle Is Not Yours

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

II Chronicles 20:15-17 … Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, … Thus says the LORD to you: Do not be afraid or dismayed … for the battle is not yours, but God’s … You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still … for the LORD is […]

Art With Matching Poetry — Bed in Summer

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Bed in Summer by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) In winter I get up at night And dress by yellow candle-light. In summer quite the other way, I have to go to bed by day. I have to go to bed and see The birds still hopping on the tree, Or hear the grown-up people’s feet […]

Art With Matching Poetry — The Hare

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Epitaph on a Hare by William Cowper, 1783 Here lies, whom hound did ne’er pursue, Nor swifter greyhound follow, Whose foot ne’er tainted morning dew, Nor ear heard huntsman’s Hallo’, Old Tiney, surliest of his kind, Who, nurs’d with tender care, And to domestic bounds confin’d, Was still a wild Jack-hare. Though duly from my […]

Illuminated Walter Scott

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Logic in Russia

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Dear Bluedorns, I am a missionary in Russia, and have had the fun of reading The Fallacy Detective with my teenage daughter this year, as part of her homeschool program. Recently, I’ve had several opportunities to address public school teachers and university professors in our city. This is rare in Russia, where educational institutions are […]

Penrod — One of My Favorite Books

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Penrod by Booth Tarkington (published 1914) Penrod Schofield is twelve and has been volunteered by his mother for “The Pageant of the Table Round” in which he is to play the Child Sir Lancelot du Lake. He gets himself into a mountain of trouble when he exchanges his gaudy costume of castoff silk stockings and […]

Son, you are ever with Me, and all I have is yours

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

James Smith, “The Love of Christ. The Fullness, Freeness, and Immutability of the Savior’s Grace Displayed.” Jesus has revealed Himself as a Father to His people. Having begotten them again unto a living hope He treats them as His children, and deals with them as a wise, kind, and tender parent. He cares for them […]

Resources of Interest

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Suggestion: study economics with the kids this year. Then, when someone mentions QE3, you’ll know what he’s talking about. New logic course at Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom. Ideas for good movies to watch. Alan Keyes Rejects Romney vs Obama Choice The entire Chronicles of Narnia audio books can be downloaded for free here. Ben Swann […]

Nobody’s Boy and Nobody’s Girl

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Two of my favorite read-alouds — you can get them from the Gundersons at Grace and Truth Books. Nobody’s Boy by Hector Malot Nobody’s Girl by Hector Malot

Table of Contents for Teaching the Trivium

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Table of Contents for Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn Chapter One The Transformation of Classical Education: A Biblical Vision for Homeschooling Breaking out of the Mold What is Classical Education? Classical Humanism A Classical Model and Method Christian Limits to Classical Uses What We Mean by […]


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