Author: David Goodwin

Pink hair

Much makes its way into the blogosphere without mention here at the Classical Difference.  But, the continued shock and awe of ‘normal’ …

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The Last Citadel for Evangelicals

By: David Goodwin, ACCS President Rod Dreher recently reported in the American Conservative just how quickly American Christians are adapting to the LGBT narrative, and how Christian leader Al Mohler doubts Evangelicals have the depth to mount a serious resistance to that narrative.  Evangelical Christians are the most likely to hold to a traditional view of marriage today– 61% of white evangelicals in the study Dreher cited. This, while the mainstream Christians are down around 28%.  The reason is obvious for those of us who are evangelicals.  Along the historical path, Evangelicals were inoculated with an idea:  The Bible...

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A life-giving culture

Most of us were young as the last reflections of public Christian culture were fading.  This reminder by Eric Metaxas in the Wall Street Journal is a story that should be told.  While arguably the crowning achievement of the 20th century, America’s visit to the moon was laced with a vestige of Christian piety– by Buzz Aldrin.  In the conflicted age in which we live, NASA kept it quiet until recently. http://www.wsj.com/articles/christmas-eve-in-space-and-communion-on-the-moon...

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Nova Classical- The Full Story

In the current issue of The Classical Difference, we mention Nova Classical Charter in Minneapolis as an example of the problem of Charter classical schools.  This story from our friends at First Things was not available when The Difference went to press.  Reality is actually worse than we thought. https://www.firstthings.com/article/2016/12/transgender-conformity Less we feel complacent, with the belief that the outcome of the national election was a repudiation of this type of action, we should note that Trump supports a state’s right to take this action (or so he said when asked about LGBT issues).  Whatever side of politics you are...

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Youtube censures the web? Christian ed. just got harder.

We’re fans of Prager University, an online educational service that serves up some excellent views, 5 minutes at a time.  We often recommend their 5 minute pieces, including this one https://www.prageru.com/courses/history/why-modern-art-so-bad.  Now, we haven’t viewed all their content; they have countless videos on their site.  So, we can’t vouch for every one.  But the problem is that you may not get to judge for yourself, if Google’s Youtube has anything to say about it. Youtube began censoring these educational videos– 16 in all.  Some talk about the Korean War, others about whether Bush lied about Iraq.  There is no obscene content...

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CCE Stomps the competition?

Dr. Steve Turley’s article in The Christian Post certainly turned heads with its provocative title.  Dr. Turley’s extended support for the widely growing influence of CCE explains just what makes classical Christian education so popular.  We encourage you to listen to this radio broadcast where he explains further.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q_qcTYjitA...

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Classical Christian Fanfare

This past week, The Eric Metaxas show aired an hour-long broadcast on classical Christian education and the Common Core with ACCS President, David Goodwin.  In this podcast, Metaxas and Goodwin discuss the 5-way power play around the Common Core that will impact American education for the worse, and what parents can do about it. Also, the ‘virtues’ of classical Christian education come to light as they discuss what parents like about classical Christian education.   (if you can’t see the image below, go here: https://soundcloud.com/the-eric-metaxas-show/david-goodwin#c=0&t=0:00)...

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