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Ask Mr. C: How has reading the Great Books affected you?

Introducing a NEW and FREE feature of Old Western Culture: A Christian Approach to the Great Books: Ask Mr. Callihan! One of the weak elements of a traditional video course is the inability to ask direct questions to the teacher. Not with Old Western Culture! Ask your questions, and we’ll try to get them answered on film for you and everyone else! They can be about the text, or about general things like “Why read old books?” These videos will be hosted on www.oldwesternculture.com (still under development). You can already ask questions by leaving a comment below. Enjoy, and ask … Continue Reading “Ask Mr. C: How has reading the Great Books affected you?”

Late to read? Why that’s not always a problem.

I would like to tell you something about my mother and about me. Homeschooling mothers have to be self-sacrificial, hard-working, and patient. I want to share how these qualities in my mother blessed my life in a particular way. For whatever reason (some people would affix a three or four letter acronym to this), I was just not ready to read when most boys and girls normally learn to read. It wasn’t that she wasn’t trying hard enough, or that she was not qualified (truth be told, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Gordon College, and taught at Winter Park … Continue Reading “Late to read? Why that’s not always a problem.”

A Christian Perspective to the Great Books

Wes Callihan, of Schola Classical Tutorials, has taught Great Books classes online for many years. He is now teaming with Roman Roads Media to produce “Old Western Culture: A Christian Approach to the Great Books.” Subscribe on the left to be notified when this course is available! First day of filming:

Introductory Logic

We have begun filming Introductory Logic with Jim Nance! This is a joint production with Canon Press and accompanies the textbook by the same name, authored by Jim Nance and Douglas Wilson. Make sure and subscribe on the left to get occasional updates and new product releases! (note: photos taken from my iphone – sorry for dark/blurry images)

Alliteration Imitation (Anglo Saxon read by Douglas Wilson)

Sneak Peak from lesson 22: Alliteration Imitation. Matt Whitling goes through a passage of Beowulf in order to point out the heavy alliteration in the poem, and Douglas Wilson reads the passage in Anglo Saxon. (Canon Press just released “Rudiments of Anglo Saxon”, by Doug Wilson – make sure and check it!)

The Benefits of Learning Poetry

Guest post by David Henry, a student of Liberal Arts and Culture at NSA. POETRY is a basic part of human culture, and a key element in man’s effort to glorify his Creator. When God planted Adam in the garden, he presented that first specimen of humanity with a world half-named: sea and land, heavens and earth, birds and creeping things. Then the Lord brought him rank upon rank of creature and told him to name them. From the very beginning God has asked us to use words to describe his creation. This springs into startling clarity when we take … Continue Reading “The Benefits of Learning Poetry”

Fifteenth Commencement of New Saint Andrews College | Class of 2012

The Fifteenth Commencement of New Saint Andrews College, in Moscow, Idaho. Fourty-eight students graduated, including 33 Bachelor of Arts students, 10 Associate of Arts students and five graduate students. Of the graduate students, three received a master’s degree in classical Christian studies, and two received a Master of Arts in Theology and Letters. Share on Facebook Tweet You will find the videos of the various addresses below:

Why Classical Education?

Why Classical? (by Luke Nieuwsma) If you’ve found this website, you probably want your family to have a Christian education – that is, an education which is based upon the belief that the Bible is God’s Word, the ultimate guide for our lives. You probably believe that any education must stand on the foundation of the gospel – salvation by grace through faith in Christ alone. You probably realize how important it is that the next generation – your children – believe the truth and know how to reject the lies of the world. But you might wonder, “Why would … Continue Reading “Why Classical Education?”