I think I mentioned on Friday that Scholé Sisters is finally rolled out! We're very excited, and also encouraged by all the comments you all have left over there. Today is my first post on that site, being part three of our You're More Classical Than You Think series.
Yesterday, Mystie talked about virtue being the goal of education. I piggybacked on that for my post, because what I'm saying is only true if virtue is actually the goal. I'm talking about one of my very favorite things: ideas. I called it Ideas as Soul Formation. Here's a taste:
It is ideas — as they are necessarily presented in the whole forms of things like story, myth, poems, or history tales — that form the soul. They do this first by raising the question of “ought.” No one is inspired to ask, “Ought Christopher Columbus to have sailed the ocean blue in 1492?” Facts in isolation don’t raise those sorts of questions. But many ought questions can be raised when reading a biography of Columbus.
So...click on over and read the whole thing. It's what I'm thinking about today.