Transformed Through Tradition

Transformed Through Tradition

www.TurleyTalks.com BY DR. STEVE TURLEY It all began with a book. It was August of 1980. My father died suddenly, leaving behind a heartbroken and grieving family. He was only 47 years old. In the day or two leading to the funeral, my paternal grandfather handed me a...

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Changing the Face of Education

Changing the Face of Education

As part of the application process for a teaching job at Covenant Classical School in Fort Worth, TX, David Diener was asked to teach a freshman history class. “On what?” he asked. “Well,” replied the teacher, “this year we’re doing medieval history and I feel like I...

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Speaking Freely?!

Speaking Freely?!

by Kevin Clark   Q: “So, Kevin, what do you do? How would you describe your role?” A: “I lead people’s souls with words.” Q: Silence A: “And I teach young men and women to do that wisely—or, if not wisely, at least responsibly and well.” I’m not sure this is the...

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Good Soil: The Life Outcome Survey of ACCS Alumni

Good Soil: The Life Outcome Survey of ACCS Alumni

The Classical Difference recently released a study by the ACCS and the University of Notre Dame that reflects the differences in life outcomes of alumni from various types of schools. In the coming Summer 2020 issue of our magazine, we plan to give a full report. One...

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Rhetoric: Tectonic Plates or Icing on the Cake?

Rhetoric: Tectonic Plates or Icing on the Cake?

Good rhetoric makes the world make sense What if we were created? What if the Creator had a purpose when He created? What if that purpose was to glorify Himself? These axioms are a nightmare to some, like famed atheist Christopher Hitchens. Hitchens argued in his book...

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The Trivium

The Trivium

The Latin word trivium means "the place where three roads meet" (tri + via); hence, the subjects of the trivium are the foundation for the quadrivium. There are three parts to The Trivium:  GRAMMAR: K–6th grades—content and facts LOGIC: 7–9th grades—reason and...

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The Georgetown View: Sharing the Love

The Georgetown View: Sharing the Love

Kirsten Heselmeyer, a 4-H participant and a student at Grace Acadmy in Georgetown, TX, was honored at the local 76th Annual Livestock Association Show and Sale in December 2019. But it wasn’t just for showing champion livestock. According to Georgetown View Magazine,...

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Rhetoric Statistics

Rhetoric Statistics

Leadership and influence of classical Christian alumni is growing: Good Soil Google and others call for liberal arts skills above STEM: Google: What makes a good employees?  Creativity vs. STEM Mock trial has an unusually high success rate in CCE schools: Mock Trial:...

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Gardening and Planting

Gardening and Planting

Maps and explanations of plant hardiness zones for North America. -The Old Farmer's Almanac: What Are Plant Hardiness Zones? Find Planting Zones For the US And Canada -Agricultural Research Center: Plant Hardiness Zone Map -Urban Farmer: Vegetable Planting Schedules...

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Think Spring

Think Spring

We received so many cute shots of students enjoying nature and the outdoors from our members that we felt they merited their own post.  Stay tuned as we add more photos.

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