How To Shop For Your Child’s School When Nobody Has Taught You How

I live in a good school district -- at least, they have good test scores -- so why should I bother researching and shopping around? "Issues Etc." radio host and pastor Todd Wilken asks Dr. Thomas Korcok to open an episode in their recent series on classical education. "One of the things Christians should be concerned about … Continue reading How To Shop For Your Child’s School When Nobody Has Taught You How

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No, Facts Are Not Irrelevant Because We Can Google For Them

The radio and podcast "Issues, Etc." has been hosting a series about classical education with Dr. Thomas Korcok, who has theological and academic degrees from American, Canadian, Scottish, and Dutch universities. He is currently an associate professor at Concordia University in Chicago and director of the Center for the Advancement of Lutheran Liberal Arts. You … Continue reading No, Facts Are Not Irrelevant Because We Can Google For Them

11 Things We Heard At Our Spring Recitation Day

Last week Redeemer families and friends gathered for our spring semester recitation day. Ages three to adult recited the following selections, which we'll excerpt here. Just imagine if the whole world resounded with such stirring ideas and poetry! Imagine if you learned, at age seven, all 130 lines of "Paul Revere's Ride," by Henry Wadsworth … Continue reading 11 Things We Heard At Our Spring Recitation Day

Fascinating Research Finds How We Live Affects How We Think

The online journal Quartz recently published a fascinating article about metaphor, or humans' capacity for understanding and reacting to new things in comparison to things people have already experienced. You probably already know its first point: people's opinions of things change based on how those things are framed in language. For example: In a recent Stanford study, … Continue reading Fascinating Research Finds How We Live Affects How We Think

A Harvard Professor On Why Studying The Humanities Is Essential To A Good Life

"[T]he humanists inspired by Petrarch and later Erasmus and Thomas More saw themselves as helping to rebuild Christendom by returning it to its ancient roots. They believed the study of classical languages and literatures, neglected in the Middle Ages (a period concept they invented), could improve character and create a love for wisdom and true … Continue reading A Harvard Professor On Why Studying The Humanities Is Essential To A Good Life

12 Reasons Redeemer Classical Should Be Your Child’s School

1. We Support Deep Fidelity to Your Family’s Faith Holy scripture and the church fathers teach that the chief duty of parents is to instruct their children in the faith, and to pass on their religious heritage. Only Christ can save a child’s soul. But parents ought to be faithful to our God-given duties, trusting … Continue reading 12 Reasons Redeemer Classical Should Be Your Child’s School

Anna Explains Why She And Her Husband Chose Redeemer Classical For Their Son

The Macke family blesses the Redeemer community with their kindness, warmth, and love of order and beauty. In an expression of those qualities, Anna Macke put up with several hours of technical difficulties to help us record then re-record her family's story of choosing Redeemer Classical for their son. Things didn't work as well as … Continue reading Anna Explains Why She And Her Husband Chose Redeemer Classical For Their Son

Professor Explains Why Students Should Write With Their Hands Instead Of Keyboards

Emory University English professor Mark Bauerlein is a long-time cultural critic, as a senior editor of the First Things journal and author of numerous reports and books about the state of American culture and education. One of his recent essays argues that parents and teachers of students who struggle to write should unplug their kids … Continue reading Professor Explains Why Students Should Write With Their Hands Instead Of Keyboards

How Hoosiers Can Save $1,000 Or More On Private Tuition

How we use the resources God has given us demonstrates our priorities and habits. It can be humbling to discover or reveal those to others. But examining it is important for good stewardship of the gifts God has entrusted each of us. This task is important, not just for itself, but especially when it deeply … Continue reading How Hoosiers Can Save $1,000 Or More On Private Tuition

Humans’ Chief Responsibility ‘Is the Acceptance or Rejection of Ideas’

...children should be taught, as they become mature enough to understand such teaching, that the chief responsibility which rests on them as persons is the acceptance or rejection of ideas. To help them in this choice we give them principles of conduct, and a wide range of the knowledge fitted to them. These principles should save children … Continue reading Humans’ Chief Responsibility ‘Is the Acceptance or Rejection of Ideas’