March has arrived, which means that it is time for another new edition of "What we're reading..." Each month, we use this feature to share news, articles, stories or other items that we've read recently. Whether we have found to be interesting, inspiring, or otherwise thought-provoking, we hope that you will join us in reading them and sharing what you think! Please feel free to comment below on any of the articles in this month's feature, or let us know if there are other articles you think we should check out also!
In this month's review, we take a look at the Enlightenment, reason and faith; we explore the challenge of getting our minds to read; we examine the lost art of oratory; we tackle the age-old question of why the study of Latin still matters; we reflect on the value of a shared meal; and finally, we hear from our own ILS Music Teacher, Miss Marie Landskroener, as she reflects on another beautiful hymn this Lenten season.
As always, we hope that you find these articles interesting, informative or thought-provoking. We would love to hear what you think about any of these pieces, or if there are other things you've read lately that you would like to share.
- No, Steven Pinker, The Enlightenment Doesn't Pit Reason Against Faith - Paul Bonicelli, The Federalist
- How to Get Your Mind to Read - Daniel T. Willingham, The New York Times
- O Oratory! - Glenn Arbery, The Imaginative Conservative
- 10 Reasons to Study Latin - Christopher Perrin, Classical Academic Press
- Letting these gifts be blessed - Emily Olson, Lutheran Witness
- Reflection on "A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth"- Marie Landskroener, CPH Music Blog
- Find Your Whistle, by ILS Parent, Mr. Chris Ullman (and plan to join us for our March 2nd First Friday Coffee hosted by Mr. Ullman!)
- The Gates of Hell: Confessing Christ in a Hostile World, edited by Scott R. Murray (including writings from Immanuel Pastor, Rev. Christopher S. Esget)