Parents, students, and teachers are invited to join us at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, at Daily Offerings on Malabu Drive in Lexington.
What is it that actually distinguishes classical education from the current public model? In his treatise on classical education, Dr. E. Christian Kopff contends that, “A society without educated citizens will collapse in times of crisis and will wither away in times of ease and prosperity. Simply put, a civilization without educated citizens will cease to be civilized.”
Classical education does not merely differ in content of information, but especially in intent of formation. Antiquity and Christianity both agree that the purpose of education has far more to do with how to live a virtuous life rather than how to make a living, how to serve your neighbor’s interests rather than how to only serve your own interests, how to leisure in the infinite rather than toil in the finite. It is certainly worth our while to entertain that model of education which has quietly labored in the background of the church’s most venerated theologians, from Augustine to C.S. Lewis. To this, our evening discussion will be dedicated.