Repairing the Ruins


June 16 – 19, 2020


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The restoration of classical Christian education for God’s people


Conference Week

Reading the Story You are Actually In

Douglas Wilson

The history of the world is a story that God is telling, from beginning to end. But unless you are one of the apostles, the chances are outstanding that your particular role in the story is a supporting role, a B-story. How are we to understand all of this? We need to hold two things together in tension, and learning how to do this is the way of wisdom. The first is the task of avoiding self-deception, and learning how not to think of ourselves more highly than we ought, and the second is the truth that in Christ there are no little people, no little schools, no little ventures.

Rehabilitating Beauty

Louis Markos

Of all the writers of the 20th century, that era when ugliness truly came in to its own, Lewis was perhaps the greatest apologist for beauty. He saw all too well the modern aversion to beauty, and he understood that the cause of that aversion is finally less aesthetic than it is psychological: a rather desperate defense mechanism to protect our jaded, agnostic age from that terrible Beauty that dwells together with Goodness and Truth in the heart of the Creator and of the creation he made. Understanding further that when beauty is deconstructed, goodness and truth inevitably follow in its wake, Lewis set …



Bryan Lynch

Bryan Lynch

Practicum -- The Art of Teaching in Practice, together with Chris Schlect Bryan Lynch is headmaster (since 2002) of Veritas School, a preK–12 classical and Christian school in Newberg, Oregon. Bryan was a founding board member of Veritas, and has been in private and...

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Dr. Chris Schlect

Dr. Chris Schlect

Practicum -- The Art of Teaching in Practice, together with Bryan Lynch Christopher R. Schlect, Ph.D., has worked in classical and Christian education for nearly thirty years. Chris is the Director of the Classical and Christian Studies program at New Saint Andrews...

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