National Poetry Month–George Herbert and your life

9th April, 2013 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

The Pulley. VVhen God at first made man, Having a glasse of blessings standing by; Let us (said he) poure on him all we can: Let the worlds riches, which dispersed lie, Contract into a span. So strength first made a way; Then beautie flow’d, then wisdome, honour, pleasure: When almost all was out, God » Read More

Great Review of AOP with pictures!

18th March, 2013 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

Take a look at this detailed review of AOP: http://www.newbeehomeschooler.com/apps/blog/show/24833632-schoolhouse-review-crew-the-art-of-poetry-grades-6-to-highschool-by-classical-academic-press Read More

St. Patrick’s Day and Breastplate

18th March, 2013 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

I bind unto myself today The strong Name of the Trinity, By invocation of the same The Three in One and One in Three. I bind this today to me forever By power of faith, Christ’s incarnation; His baptism in Jordan river, His death on Cross for my salvation; His bursting from the spicèd tomb, » Read More

Valentines Day

14th February, 2013 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies » Read More

Classroom Design and Education: A revelation while teaching Introduction to Poetry this January

1st February, 2013 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

This January, I taught a college general education literature course (in other words, most students in the class were not English majors and were in the class to fulfill a requirement). I decided, at the last minute to hold the class in a room called “The Loft” which is a large living room with leather » Read More

Consider an Epiphany Poetry Liturgy

31st December, 2012 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

Every year, my children’s alma mater–Covenant Christian Academy–does a poetry liturgy to enter more deeply into the reality of the Epiphany. I do it with college students taking jterm intro to poetry as well. This meditative event where, for an hour, a group of people contemplate the significance of an event which is really a » Read More

Advent, season of waiting

28th November, 2012 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

On His Blindness WHEN I consider how my light is spent E’re half my days, in this dark world and wide, And that one Talent which is death to hide, Lodg’d with me useless, though my Soul more bent To serve therewith my Maker, and present 5 My true account, least he returning chide, Doth » Read More

Why we need poets: Debate on Atheism and Faith–Ravi Zacharias, Dan Barker, D’nesh D’Souza

3rd October, 2012 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

Reflecting on Ravi Zacharias’ key comment about the fact that reason does not lead to goodness (in response to Dan Barker’s assertion). Milosz chronicles this so well. Read his Collected Poems and you will see the bloodshed of mighty reason across the 20th century. We need our poets to say in memorable language and rhythms » Read More

Davies Owens Q ideas talk April 10-12 2012

7th September, 2012 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

I really liked this and especially like the visuals (please see the book “Information is Beautiful” for more ideas about educating visually). Having raised my own children in a classical school and having taught there and other places (Messiah college, Gordon College, Johns Hopkins and various k-12 schools) I have seen a bit of this. » Read More

How I am including Poetry in my homeschooling day

31st August, 2012 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

We are classically homeschooling our 15 year old son this year (my husband Christopher Perrin, my father Gordon Zubrod, and I). This change creates the usual kid in a candy shop situation–so many great things to study and read how do we choose? High on our priority list is teaching time management and the ordering » Read More

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