All at Once: Integrating Classical and Lutheran Education
July 17-19, 2012
in Houston, Texas
at Memorial Lutheran Church and School
Come join us for CCLE XII, July 17-19, in Houston, TX!
Rev. Dr. Scott Murray
1) The Rev. Todd Wilken of Issues, Etc!! (two sessions, discussing critical
matters of Lutheranism and Lutheran education)
2) Dr. Gene Edward Veith (providing, as always, a clear and inspiring
understanding of classical education)
Session Leaders include…
1) Classical and Lutheran educators in various settings
a. Dr. E. Christian Kopff with discussion of Milton’s essay, “On Education”
b. Dr. James Tallmon with an Introduction to the Trivium
c. Jackie Veith with an Introduction to the Quadrivium
d. Pastor Mark Grunst, Praying the Catechism with Children
2) Lutheran pastors and theologians, such as the Reverend Dr. Steven Hein,
addressing key matters of theological interest
3) Dr. Gene Edward Veith in a break-out session on the Family and Vocation –
from his latest book available this month, Feb, 2012
4) Classical and Lutheran homeschoolers: the Reverend Stephen Kieser, Kelly
Rottmann, Cheryl Swope
5) The Reverend Dan Praeuner with a “hybrid” homeschool/school
He will explain how this model has been effective in providing a
cost-efficient “best of both worlds” approach to classical and Lutheran
Registration is $150 and covers three days, July 17-19, of plenary and
sectional sessions, as well as membership in CCLE, the Consortium for
Lutheran Education. Lodging & meals are extra, but we try to keep costs low
If you have any questions just ask here, or check www.ccle.org over the next
few weeks for more information.
Quotations on the CCLE XII Conference Theme,
All at Once:
Integrating Classical and Lutheran Education
Nor do I hear in my imagination the parts successively,
I hear them all at once.
What a delight this is!
All this inventing, this producing,
takes place in a pleasing, lively dream.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
“The history of antiquity is no mere aggregate of periods and peoples,
but a whole of parts, linked together in internal cohesion.
When the parts are studied in isolation, the unity is apt to elude the grasp.”
Dann hat er die Teile in seiner Hand,
Fehlt leider nur das geistige Band.
(one translation–) In the palm of his hand he holds all the sections,
Lacks nothing except the spirit’s connections
(another–) He then has the component parts in hand
But lacks, alas! the spirit’s band.
The Legacy of the Ancient World, Vol. One, W.G. De Burgh, 1923
(The English statement is the author’s.
The German poetry is from Goethe’s Faust.
DeBurgh set forth the poetry with no translation,
so the two translations are from other sources.)
“The method hitherto most prevalent,
of treating the history of human thought as a series of isolated,
disconnected, and lawless movements, without unity and purpose;
and the practice of denouncing the religions and philosophies
of the ancient world as inventions of satanic mischief,
or as the capricious and wicked efforts of humanity
to relegate itself from the bonds of allegiance
to the One Supreme Lord and Lawgiver,
have, in [the author's] judgment,
been prejudicial to the interests of all truth,
and especially injurious to the cause of Christianity.
They betray an utter insensibility to the grand unities
of nature and of thought,
and a strange forgetfulness of that universal Providence
which comprehends all nature and all history,
and is yet so minute in its regards
that it numbers the hairs on every human head,
and takes note of every sparrow’s fall.
A juster method will lead us to regard the entire history of human thought
as a development towards a specific end, and the providence of God
as an all-embracing plan, which sweeps over all ages and all nations,
and which, in its final consummation, will, through Christ,
‘gather together all things in one,
both things which are in heaven and things which are on earth.’”
Christianity and Greek Philosophy, Benjamin Franklin Cocker, 1870
“Thou callest us then to understand the Word, God, with Thee God,
Which is spoken eternally, and by It are all things spoken eternally.
For what was spoken was not spoken successively,
one thing concluded that the next might be spoken,
but all things together and eternally.
Else have we time and change;
and not a true eternity nor true immortality.
This I know, O my God, and give thanks.”
St. Augustine, Confessions, Book XI