The Way School Should Be: Joyful

Charles Dickens was no saint, but he knew what a saint looked like. In his great novel Hard Times he described the school of the future .  . and the future looked grim. There facts replaced passion and imagination was forbidden. The Gradgrind teacher was a name dropper, had credentials, but viewed each student as [Read More...]

Three Things Christian Colleges Can Get Right

Students should look back on college with joy, but many are saddled with horrible debt that ruins their memories and harms the rest of their lives. What is to be done? Few Christian colleges are flush. Most struggle to do a good work with few resources and less acclaim. The hard working professors are overworked [Read More...]

Back to School: The Leap from the Lion’s Head

If there was ever a movie about the education of the soul, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is that movie. To gain the ultimate prize, more than gold or glory, Indy must become humble and stand on the the Word of God. Choosing wisely means passing on the mistakes of the educational grifter, the shiny cups, [Read More...]

Back to School: Only In the Footsteps of God

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a motion picture that deals with the formation of a human soul. To achieve the goal, the greatest goal of mythology which is the Holy Grail, will require character as well as courage. Courage and character are good descriptions of the desirable outcome of a Christian education. Students in [Read More...]

Back to School: Only the Penitent Man Shall Pass

Everything you need to know about education can be found in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. This is an overstatement, of course, but not much of one. Character will define the education you receive or give and character is the theme of the last Indy film: have it and you choose wisely and live, turn out to [Read More...]