For every one pupil who needs to be guarded from a weak excess of sensibility there are three who need to be awakened from the slumber of cold vulgarity. The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts. The right defence against false sentiments is to inculcate just […]
Imaging the Father
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck. (Pro 1:7-9 KJV) Men as fathers play […]
What’s Missing: The Purpose of Education
There is a biblical command and purpose to education children, particularly young men. But it is missing today in America. I write what follows, not from the lofty vantage point of sterling success, but rather the bittersweet mixture of success mixed with much failure.