Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas…

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas…

My visit at the dentist ended with the receptionist turning to her coworker and proclaiming, “What’s with this music! (speaking of the muzak that permeates the background of workspaces throughout America)  Where is the Christmas music? We need Christmas music!” I concurred but with the caveat, “Just as long as every third song is not Mariah Carey singing, ‘All I Want for Christmas is You.’”  We all chuckled.

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Don’t Get Banksy-ed!

Don’t Get Banksy-ed!

The art world was all atwitter earlier this month after an acclaimed, but anonymous, street artist known simply as Banksy set a Sotheby’s Auction House record for selling one of the artist’s paintings for $1.4 million.  However, what set the art world a buzz was, that as soon as the auctioneer’s gavel fell closing the sale, the painting seemed to come to life and partially shredded itself to the astonishment of those in attendance. 

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Life in an Asymmetric Universe

Life in an Asymmetric Universe

“While evangelizing, my students were asked the question, “if there were not evil in the world, would we really appreciate the goodness?” The person argued that evil is necessary and beneficial to recognize the worth of goodness. To their credit, if you imagine a world without evil, it would seem difficult to see the goodness – because you would be swimming in it. Goodness is quite visible in this world due to the contrast it provides to evil. But is evil a prerequisite for good? Does evil need to exist for us to appreciate goodness? On the contrary, goodness can and does exist without evil.”

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Why Go Into the Woods?

Why Go Into the Woods?

Worldview at the Abbey is an academic program first and foremost—our new students have almost finished reading Plato's Republic and (even more impressively) are beginning to understand what Plato got right and what he got wrong. Worldview Academy has a long history of seeking to help students “think well in order to live well,” which means we put a premium on thoughtful discussions and wrestling with the big ideas. So why do we take three days in the middle of a hectic first month to camp and hike and raft with our students in the Colorado wilderness?

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