Tag Archives: C.S. Lewis

Some Distraction or Other

A month earlier, World War II had begun with the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany. Oxford students were shaken by news of the war and confused about how, or even if, they should pursue their studies. On October 22, … Continue reading

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Literature-Rich Doesn't Mean, "Stay Inside"

It's no secret that Sonlight offers literature-rich curriculum. But does this mean that a child who use Sonlight spends all their time with their nose in a book? Hardly. I'm always fascinated by the variety of photographs featured in the … Continue reading

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Countdown to Christmas: 14 Days

With only two weeks to go until Christmas, my children are getting more and more excited every day. I must admit, I'm eager, too! Despite the busyness of the season we take time every week to observe advent. Recently we … Continue reading

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Four Benefits of Literature-Rich Learning

It's no secret that Sonlight offers literature-rich homeschool curriculum. There are many benefits to this approach, but I'll mention four here. First, reading quality books helps us learn to receive literature, not simply use it. C.S. Lewis used these terms … Continue reading

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Why Believe Christianity?

In an encounter in Acts, the Apostle Paul is accused of being out of his mind. Paul replies, "I am not insane ... What I am saying is true and reasonable" (Acts 26:25, NIV). As a former atheist, I had … Continue reading

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Pixar, Culture, and C.S. Lewis

What do Pixar, culture, and C.S. Lewis have in common? I've written a book about Pixar Animation Studios that gets into issues about engaging culture, as well as some books about C.S. Lewis. These topics also happen to be three … Continue reading

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Sonlight as College Prep?

C.S. Lewis once quipped, "Books on a shelf are only potential literature" (An Experiment in Criticism). In other words, unless they are actually read, books really don't do much to stimulate the intellect or the emotions. Sonlight's literature-rich focus means … Continue reading

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