An Education that Rises Out of the Ruins

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Join Gideon Study Center’s writing and grammar tutor, Mrs. Laura Miller, at a talk titled Christian and Classical: An Education that Rises Out of the Ruins, scheduled the first hour after the keynote speaker, at the 27th Annual Greater Pittsburgh Homeschool Workshop and Curriculum Fair, on Saturday, March 10, 2012. The workshop and curriculum fair is an anticipated event among homeschoolers in the tri-state area, offering a well-known keynote speaker, knowledgeable workshop leaders and one of the largest and most diversely inventoried curriculum fairs in the region.

Laura’s talk will address the historical benefits of classical and Christian education to the western world. 

“How much easier would it be for Christians to further the cause of Christ in a world that exults in the creative order, delights in the clear teachings of God, and rejoices in beautiful and persuasive praise and exhortation? But how do we achieve such lofty goals in a ‘lowly’ homeschool? Only after we first raise the bar and no longer see what we are doing as lowly, ineffective, or insufficient. It is often said, ‘If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well.’ True, but with everyday operations of life in view, I prefer G.K. Chesterton’s amendment to that idiom: ‘If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing poorly.’ God has called us to homeschool, and we must do it, well or poorly, in this place in time and history that we find ourselves, confident (and thankful for His grace and providence) we are making a dent on the histories to be written in the future.”