Christian Education Should Focus on Philosophy, not Religion

This morning, on the way to Mass, my wife and I had a discussion about our children’s education and experience in education in general. We talked about a topic that I think would be good to share, which I’d like to talk about in in this talk today. And the title may appear controversial, but it’s not intended to be it’s just as we’ll see, a simple reality that I think many of us know to be true, but are afraid to admit, but with a little bit of reflection and discussion becomes very obvious. And it’s one of the … Continue

Consequences of Secular Occupations

I’d like to discuss an important topic that’s central to what we do in the classical Liberal Arts Academy and will become increasingly so as we pursue the long term objective of our program, which is to provide extraordinary students with a degree in a bachelor in classical Christian studies degree and, and present that as sort of the the final achievement of our program. The topic that I’d like to talk about, I’m going to title, the consequences of secular occupations, the consequences of secular occupations. In the Classical Liberal Arts Academy, we teach a course of studies that’s … Continue

Classical Catholic Education and Career Preparation

This talk was automatically transcribed and will be edited in the future. Today is Tuesday, July 13 and yesterday, I published a silly little illustration, short video on YouTube where I explained or illustrated how classical Catholic education relates to modern college admission. And a parent who enjoyed that video, wrote to me and asked me if I would do a talk on how classical Catholic education relates to modern career preparation or vocational preparation. And I’m happy to do so. So in this talk, what I’d like to talk about is, how does classical Catholic education, studying the classical … Continue

Inspiration for Christian Writers

This talk was transcribed digitally and will be edited shortly. Today I’d like to talk about a topic that I think will be interesting to many students, maybe some adults. Because in modern circles, schools like to talk a lot about writing. And people go to college even major in English. And yet we never find any great writers being produced people can publish their own novels or whatever. But we don’t see any real, great works of poetry, or writing. And we should wonder why. If we go back, especially to Victorian England, we’ll find that many people wrote … Continue

Christianity vs. Natural Law Politics Transcribed by Today is Tuesday, June 29. And I haven’t posted any talks in a couple of days because I haven’t been feeling well, you could probably hear that still in my voice. Thanks be to God, I’m feeling better today. And there’s a topic that I’d like to discuss that I hope, if I can articulate this topic, clearly, it will help address 100 different issues that we have to deal with in modern Christian controversies. And one of the reasons why I want to talk about this today’s because I was asked to talk about a … Continue

Wisdom, Happiness and Simplicity of Life

Transcribed by Today is Sunday, June 27, and I’d like to talk about a topic that I was reflecting on today at Mass that I realize is really the the thread that runs through everything that I, that I say and do. Certainly everything that I say in these talks. Certainly everything that I teach, as, as a classical liberal arts teacher, certainly everything that guides my decisions. And I can certainly say that times in my life where I was not thinking, rightly, on this one topic, were the times when I made decisions that I regret. And … Continue

The Dangers of Mommy Culture Transcribed by Introduction:  The Danger of Mommy Culture Today is Monday, June 25. And I’m going to use my walk time today to talk about a topic that I’ve been talking to my wife about for 22 years now. It’s a topic that’s always been central to our discussions as a married couple, to what I believe has been my duty, as head of household and as her husband. My wife, as a woman living in modern American society, is constantly under assault by false ideas about her own role in the world, about the family, about relationships … Continue

What Homeschool Mothers Should Study This transcript was generated by Today is Friday, June 18. And on my walk today, I’m going to answer a question that my wife asked me to talk about. Question that she’s received a number of times this week from other homeschooling mothers, and which she’d also like to think about. And the question is, what should homeschooling mothers study? What should homeschooling mothers study? The reason why it’s worth answering this question and talking about is because when we’re dealing with homeschooling, it’s normally the mothers who are responsible for the day to day management of the … Continue