economics for the citizen

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“Last fall semester, I didn’t teach for the first time in 37 years. No, I haven’t retired. It was my semester-off reward for two terms as department chairman at George Mason University. A break is well deserved after a chairmanship — a job not unlike that of herding cats. During fall semesters, I typically teach our first-year Ph.D. microeconomics […]

classical education and humanism, part one | biblical homeschooling at a little perspective

classical education and humanism, part one

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I was recently asked how to provide a Christian classical education for children that will not lead them to humanism. Let’s begin by defining terms. Humanism comes from the Latin humanitas, which means, “culture.” Today it means that philosophy which elevates the excellence of man, and is associated with secularism. Christians usually adhere to that philosophy which elevates […]

a return to biblical literacy

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The good news in this Breakpoint Commentary by Chuck Colson is that “In a survey commissioned by the Bible Literacy Project, Dr. Marie Wachlin interviewed forty-one top English teachers from American private and public schools. The Washington Times reports, ‘Nine out of 10 teachers who participated argued that knowledge of the Bible is crucial for a good education; 40 of […]