Classical Education

The Impact of Parish Schools Will Last a Lifetime

What if choosing the right kind of school could help students stay committed to their faith, their church, their society, and their Lord? We would want more of those schools! A recent study from the University of Notre Dame’s sociology department—sponsored by the Association of Classical Christian Schools—reveals that former students of classical Christian schools…

Tract VI – The Idea of the Anglican University

This entry is part 10 of 16 in the series Erlandson: Tracts for the Times 2.0

The Need for Anglican Universities Martin Luther allegedly once said: “If I believed the world were to end tomorrow, I would still plant a tree today.” And so, in spite of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, I’m planting the idea of the Anglican university today. If the church is to create and sustain her own faithful…

Tract V: The Necessity of the Parochial School

This entry is part 9 of 16 in the series Erlandson: Tracts for the Times 2.0

I’m taking a short break from my series of Tracts on Anglican spirituality because God has put on my heart to lay out a vision for Anglican education. In Tract V, I will try to persuade you of the necessity of the parochial school, and in Tract VI, I’ll preach the need for a distinctively…

Educating Free Men and Women

Most of us are familiar with the term “liberal arts,” but few of us stop to consider this curious term. Why “liberal”? Presumably not because these are the arts favored by political progressives (even if many historic “liberal arts colleges” have become quite “liberal” in that sense). Those who do attempt to attach an etymology…

Why Classical Christian Education?

Hundreds of Christian schools have cropped up around the country in recent decades dedicated to the project of “classical education.” But what on earth do we mean by “classical”? A Blast from the Past In common usage, the word “classical” usually means either something similar to “classic,” in the sense of “the older, better, original…

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