Last week, I had the blessing of walking through Central Market with Emily and our girls. We love the Market and I was musing, as I often do, on Lancaster County as we wander from booth and through the alleys and flowering trees of the City. Lancaster’s Central Market is not like Whole Food in Manhattan. It is not frequented by rail thin wraith hunting for the best bite of food because there will only be one bite of food to have. It is overflowing with children. Strollers abound. Fecundity washes over you in waves. Husbands and wives glory in the joy of productive love and life at Market. It is not like a city (or like so many of our inner cities). There seem to be no thieves at Market. There is no need for thievery. All the booths have samples out. You can feed yourself on them. My kids do. Thievery at Market would be some sort of blasphemy. In short, Lancaster County is what life can be on earth. A warm embrace of love, duty, frugality, joy, goodness, and general kindness. This is why Lancaster is the happiest place in the nation. This is why life is good here! (more…)
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This is an ongoing discussion on Business and Education sponsored by the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce. (If you want to join the group, let me know.) Here is my most recent post: (more…)
On Friday March 31st, our school served at the Global Aid Network. We had a blast. I will put up pictures next week. Every year we return I see more and more of the impact of this has on me, on our students, and on the world. Today we packed meals, clothes, supplies, and seeds. There was a seed spill at one point. The helper told us that it represented about 100 lbs. of food. It was a tiny spill. We packed 10,000 times the amount of the spill. That would translate into 1,000,000 pounds of food.
We have so much. We need not feel guilty about this. God blessed us with this plenty. Our forefathers blessed us with prosperity by their hard work. We should not feel guilty. We should feel the weight of responsibility to be like Christ who gave his life to save the needy.
Thank you for those that blessed our school by sponsoring. Your help and our work blessed many (and blessed us).
If you missed the Ignite on Saturday night, then you missed it! It was a blast! Here is a snippet from Collision. Enjoy:
Andrew Kern recently put some questions to me concerning classical Christian education. I posted some of this information before, but here it is together (cleaned up) and augmented:
On Saturday March 17th our school community watched Douglas Wilson “collide” with Christopher Hitchens. I saw this on Wilson’s blog today. Read the applications at the end. They are incredibly helpful:
Today we ventured into the Cornice of the Slothful in Dante’s Purgatory. (As a public service announcement, I do not believe in Purgatory, but I do believe that God uses suffering to form us into the people that He is calling us to be right now, on earth, today… sometimes I wish that He did not use this method, but I have to admit from my own experience that it is mainly how I have learned.) (more…)
Dear Parents and Friends,
On March 1st, 2012, Jeremiah Small, a teacher at the Classical School of the Medes in the Kurdish region of Northern Iraq was killed by one of his students. The student took his own life, details are still coming in. Here is the email that Rob Spykstra, our Development Director sent out to our faculty and staff. Please pray for the School of the Medes and for the Small family. (more…)
Here are some interesting thoughts on girls and sports by Douglas Wilson. As a dad of a Jr. High Girls Basketball player (for the first time this year). I was so thankful for the assertiveness that I saw growing in our girls during the season. In our culture, I often see the subtle message—especially in athletics—that female athletes become better by losing their femininity. (Lady Macbeth’s “unsex me now” comes to mind at this point.) We have two problems as believers: (more…)
As most of you know Gil Smart from the Lancaster Newspapers came to Veritas Academy this week and made an argument advocating for Gay Marriage to our Rhetoric School. He is a likeable, gregarious, and interesting person. My purpose in his visit was to have an advocate of a culturally popular (and sinful) idea to challenge our students. My class, presently, is writing a response. (more…)