Why Latin?

Why Latin? By Erin Caldwell, Professor of Latin & Greek. 2/27/2019 At least once a week, someone asks me, “Why study Latin?” or “Why do you like Latin?” or “Why is Latin still useful?” These questions are usually followed by, “Isn’t Latin a dead language?” In response to that, I say yes and no. Yes, […]

Stinkin’ Standardized Tests

Stinkin’ Standardized Tests Dean of School Dr. John “Jay” Howell 2/15/19 Not too long ago, Dr. Wolfe and I were on a conference call with a couple of people who were trying to sell us something. What exactly they were selling isn’t that important, so let’s just call it an “educational resource”. At one point […]

Music is Useless

Music is Useless By Professor of Music Monica Israel Spence 1/18/19 I began the school year by admitting to my students that music is useless. It’s not necessary to human survival and serves no definite biological purpose, and yet it is precisely music—along with other so-called “useless” things like art and theater—that makes us human, […]

A Debauchery of the Mind

A Debauchery of the Mind By Professor of English Joshua Jeffrey 12/23/18 I hate grades. I don’t mean that I hate grading, although that might be somewhat accurate as well. I think most members of my profession have some level of distaste for the process of actually sitting down and working through a stack of […]

Dr. Steven Schrum Lyceum

Dr. Steven Schrum’s Faculty Lyceum 12/13/18 Dr. Steven Schrum, Cambridge Professor of History, presented a Faculty Lyceum on Thursday, November 29th, entitled “Don’t Forget to Remember: The Importance of Cultural Memory.” He focuses on the use and abuse of history by English politicians during the Civil War and Restoration (roughly 1640-1670).  When the English overthrew their […]

Why does history even matter?

Why does history even matter? by Professor of History Moryam VanOpstal 12/6/18 One of the hazards of being a teacher is having your basic life choices challenged on a regular basis. It’s the classic student uppercut, and it (The Question) comes at least once a year: “Hey, why does history even matter?!” When stress levels […]

Choices Driven by Love

Choices Driven by Love Professor Jeffrey gave the message below in Chapel on October 3, 2018. 11/26/18 “And Joshua said to all the people, ‘Thus says the Lord God of Israel: … I have given you a land for which you did not labor, and cities which you did not build, and you dwell in […]

A New Kind of Thanksgiving

A New Kind of Thanksgiving Professor Wong reflects upon his first Thanksgiving as a father. 11/23/18 This Fall Break, there will be no biscuits and gravy every morning.  There will be no fried chicken liver or smoked turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.  And there will definitely not be a constant discussion about how great the Alabama […]

Our God is Full of Surprises

Our God is full of surprises! A reflection by Prof. Michael Jones, Professor of Mathematics and Philosophy. 11/15/18 Some of the biggest surprises I receive daily are things my children do that I never taught them. At one year old, Dominic took my socks, ran to the other side of the room, and turned back to watch me chase him. […]

College Trip and Academic Discipleship

College Trip and Academic Discipleship A reflection from Dr. Barb Isbell, Registrar and Professor of Theology. 11/7/2018 From October 24-27, I was privileged to join 28 Cambridge high school students on a college trip to North Carolina, where we toured six college campuses (Elon University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, Wake […]