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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8TH AT 7PM
Guest speaker, Dr. Glenn Moots
Bio: Glenn Moots is professor of philosophy and political science at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan. In 2013-2014 he was a William E. Simon Fellow in Religion and Public Life in the James Madison Program and the Department of Politics at Princeton University. He is author of dozens of essays on religion and politics and also of Politics Reformed: The Anglo-American Legacy of Covenant Theology (University of Missouri Press, 2010). Most recently, he was guest editor of a symposium in the Journal of Military Ethics on the question “Was the American Revolution a Just War?” and a plenary speaker at the Davenant Trust’s Convivium Irenicum on the question of Christian America.
He earned his PhD at Louisiana State University in political science and also holds graduate degrees in both philosophy and finance. He earned his Artium Baccalaureus from the University of Michigan.
Professor Moots is also director of a homeschool seminar using the Veritas Omnibus curriculum and a family book club that parallels the Veritas Omnibus selections. If you are interested in joining the book club, please let him know.
He and his wife Michelle are proud parents of Rebekah and Andrew. Rebekah is dual-enrolled, rides horses, and is preparing for college. Andrew is in high school and has started a company that does computer repair, software design, and computer training. They are all members of Christ Covenant Church in Midland.
Title: Education and its Counterfeits
Americans spent over 1.3 trillion dollars on education in 2007, roughly 10% of our total GDP. And those who come out the other end still average $30,000 of student loan debt. But what are we getting for all that expense? While Americans spend more and more on schooling, we appear to be receiving less and less education. So what does it mean to be an “educated” person and how does one become educated? In particular, what does it mean to get a “Christian” or a “classical’ education? Can the recent revival of Christian classical education help us to distinguish a real education from its counterfeits? Answering this question obliges us to challenge many of our current assumptions and habits and take a hard look at the status quo of schooling in America.