Why Private Schools Imitate State Schools

A mystery:

Given the state of the state run schools, why do Christian schools imitate the failing state system and approaches?


  • Certification of teachers through NCATE
  • Control of assessment tools by Progressives
  • Financing
  • Private schools distinuguish the teaching and curriculum from the governance, thus imitating the former
  • Reputation by quantity (i.e. they’re big so we should be like them)

What do you think explains this, to my way of thinking, rather odd fact?

What is Order?

Order is the application of intelligence and will to raw materials. Being decision and commitment, order accepts reality and mortality. In its purest sense, order is the crucifixion of the self with its uncontrolled appetites and desires.

Order is spiritual.

From the CiRCE Store this Christmas

Looking for a gift this Christmas? Why not consider our 2009 Christmas CD set, The Incarnation of Christ: A Christmas Celebration?

This six-CD set contains some of our favorite conference recordings, specifically selected for Christmas. The perfect gift for a teacher, parent, or head of school who hopes to cultivate wisdom and virtue in their students!

Included in the set are the following talks:

1. James Daniels: The Incarnation of Christ and Its Implications On Teaching
2. Ken Myers: Ordering the Soul to God
3. Andrew Kern: Orthodoxy, Heresy, and Order
4. Dr. Lloyd Newton: Knowing and Loving within the Trinity
5. John Hodges: A Sacramental View of the World as a Basis for the Arts
6. Laura Berquist: Christianity Does Not Simply Replace Our Natural Life (Colloquy)

Sold separately, the set would go for $36, but we’re offering it this Christmas for only $24!

You can go here to purchase.

Additionally, each of our complete conference CD sets are 20% off until January 2nd! That’s a savings of nearly $30.

If you’ve ever been to one of our conferences and enjoyed it so much you want your friends and family to be able to share that experience with you, then this is the ideal gift for you.

And for those of you who have been unable to join us in years past – or who have only recently found out about us – now is the perfect time to take advantage of the sale and discover for yourself what our attendees have been experiencing each July for the past eight years.

All you need to do to receive the discount is enter “CHRISTMAS2009” in our coupon box.

To purchase or view the CD sets in more detail simply visit our store here.

Merry Christmas from your friends at The CiRCE Institute!

A Pace to Live By

At the human pace
You and I can act and rest,
labour and loaf,
strive and relax.

We can learn
to read,
to work,
to produce,
to grow,
at the human pace

At the human pace
we overcome

At the human pace
We hear ancestral voices
calling from afar

When we hear
At the human pace
we hear past reverberating echoes
in our caves

We are still
So the self-reflecting words
are still
And world-creating words
can speak

In the stillness