Thank you Chris for being a conduit for conversation amongst those of us who are passionate about classical education. Since we are flying solo out here in the Pacific, its great to have a place to connect. I'll be missing the annual conferences this summer as we train up the next generation of leaders at TCS. Bryan Wolfe and Jennifer Cable will lead this summer's group.
Do you think its time for you and Christine to have another island holiday?
Thank you for the welcome, Christopher. Yes, Steve Turley is our colleague at Tall Oaks, and we are so blessed to have him. We also enjoyed a visit from your wife a couple summers ago for a great day learning about poetry.
You are correct in your observation. In my 15 years of Youth Ministry and now even more as a third grade teacher, I have learned how closely connected are the roles of pastor/teacher. Most adult church members want a preacher/administrator. In my understanding of scripture, I have seen how the priorities of religion have replaced the model set forth by the Word. For many of my church members, I was their preacher, not their pastor. Jesus continually referred to his disciples as "children," especially toward the end of his ministry. When they started thinking on their own (i.e. Peter), Jesus said that Satan was in control. So, there is a brief explanation why I would rather be teaching 3rd grade in a Classical Christian School than be pastoring a church.
I am rather new at this. What are some books you might recommend to help me grow in learning about Classical Christian education?