LIFELONG LEARNING from McKenzie Study Center
Resources discussing the practice and philosophy of education.
- Infinite Passion by Ron Julian. Addresses Gutenberg graduates concerning the defining passion of one's life. (7/15; posted 10/16)
- The Two Most Important Things I Have Learned by Jack Crabtree. Explores how the author's thinking and understanding has changed over the course of twenty years as a tutor at Gutenberg College—specifically, how he understands the Bible and Gutenberg’s role, how his perspective on the nature of Christianity and its origins has changed, and what he has learned about the basis for hope. (8/14; posted 12/15)
- Fear and Education by Tim McIntosh. Describes how emotions affect learning and offers four truths that should guide teachers and students in the classroom. (4/14; posted 4/15)
- Three Disciplines of Dialogue (2013 Student Graduation Talks) by Multiple Authors. Discusses three disciplines of dialog that the class of 2013 came to value during their four years together. (9/13; posted 4/15)
- Not All Great Books Colleges Are Alike by Charley Dewberry. Describes what distinguishes Gutenberg College's education from other "great books" colleges. (5/13; posted 4/15)
- An Algebra Apology: Or what has algebra got to do with anything anyway? by Chris Swanson. Explains why studying Algebra remains an important thing to do. (7/14; posted 7/14)
- A Dialog on Education: A Socratic Approach to Choosing the Right College by Chris Swanson. Discusses the nature of education by using a fictional conversation between friends. (5/13; posted 6/13)
- The Future of Higher Education by David Crabtree. Describes the upheaval in higher education and speculates on its future. (03/13; posted 4/13)
- Taking Gutenberg into the Future (2012 Student Graduation Talks) by Multiple Authors. Addresses the question of how Gutenberg graduates take Gutenberg into their futures lives. (08/12; posted 3/13)
- Computer Passion and a Gutenberg Education by James Simas. Reflects on the education received at Gutenberg College and the impact on the author’s life. (05/12; posted 3/13)
- Gutenberg College and the Important Things in Life by Sinah Simas. Describes the author’s own experience to support the position that studying the liberal arts helps one to understand oneself. (06/12; posted 3/13)
- Toward a Distant Harbor by Tim McIntosh. Describes a Gutenberg education from a student's perspective. (6/12; posted 8/12)
- Kathy’s Take on Gutenberg College by Kathy Lamberg. Describes the educational experience at Gutenberg College. (4/11; posted 6/11)
- The Past and the Future (2010 Student Graduation Talks) by Multiple Authors. Reflects on the journey of four years at Gutenberg College and speculates on the futures of the graduating class of 2010. (8/10; posted 2/11)
- Why Should Anyone Interested in Science Come to Gutenberg College? by Charley Dewberry. Explains why a Gutenberg liberal arts education is a good choice for students interested in science. (10/10; posted 2/11)
- President’s Address to the 2010 Gutenberg Graduates by David Crabtree. Explains the significance of a Gutenberg education. (8/10; posted 2/11)
- Do the Liberal Arts Still Matter? by David Crabtree. Makes a case for the importance of teaching liberal arts, both for students and our culture. (11/10; posted 1/11)
- 2010 Gutenberg College Commencement Address: Wild Around the Edges by Linford Detweiler. Addresses the 2010 Gutenberg College graduating class. (6/10; posted 7/10)
- Why Come to Gutenberg? by Kasey Pilcher. Describes one student's experience at Gutenberg College to explain what education at Gutenberg is like. (11/09; posted 1/10)
- 2009 Gutenberg College Commencement Address: The Comic Tragedian Simply Speaking by Toby Johnston. Addresses the 2009 Gutenberg graduates on the subject of faith and the contexts in which it is made manifest. (8/09; posted 1/10)
- Fifteen Years of Gutenberg by David Crabtree. Describes the education students receive at Gutenberg College and how it differs from most other colleges. (8/09; posted 1/10)
- Journey Through Gutenberg by Jonathan Carraher. Describes what one student found at Gutenberg College that made him a "full-fledged supporter." (3/09; posted 1/10)
- 2008 Gutenberg College Commencement Address by Craig Doerksen. Addresses the 2008 Gutenberg College graduating class. (6/08; posted 7/08)
- State of the College 2007 by David Crabtree. Describes the state of Gutenberg College in October 2007 and reaffirms the faculty's reliance on God. (12/07; posted 7/08)
- Gutenberg Update 2005 by David Crabtree. Describes the beginnings of Gutenberg College and addresses the future of the college (from October 2005). (12/05; posted 7/08)
- College and Losing One’s Faith by Jack Crabtree. Comments on the college experience and Christian faith. (8/05; posted 2/08)
- Gutenberg Update 2004 by David Crabtree. Reports on the accomplishment of a significant milestone in the history of Gutenberg College and offers thanks to supporters. (10/04; posted 6/06)
- A Different Drummer by David Crabtree. Reports Gutenberg College's progress and describes what makes it unique. (10/03; posted 3/04)
- Academic Freedom by David Crabtree. Gives a historical perspective on the concept of academic freedom and shows how it manifests itself at Gutenberg College. (12/02; posted 9/03)
- MSC & Me by Deanna Hershiser. Describes how MSC helped one person to a more accurate biblical understanding. (10/00; posted 1/02)
- McKenzie Study Center & Gutenberg College by R. Wesley Hurd. Describes the relationship between Gutenberg College and the MSC and Art Project ministries. (9/01; posted 1/02)
- Engaging the Culture by David Crabtree. Discusses how parents can protect their children against cultural seduction. (10/01; posted 1/02)
- Why Gutenberg College? by Gutenberg Faculty. Explains the goals in founding Gutenberg College. (5/01; posted 1/02)
- McKenzie Study Center by R. Wesley Hurd. Narrates the history of MSC and the distinctives which characterize it. (7/95; posted 2/01)
- How to Prepare for College by David Crabtree. Argues for the priority of character development in preparing for college. (9/99; posted 2/01)
- Two Challenges by Jack Crabtree. Addresses the 1998 Gutenberg College graduating class. (7/98; posted 2/01)
- The Tempter’s Craft by David David. Uses the story of the fall to warn college-bound students about the nature of temptation. (10/96; posted 2/01)
- Can Spiritual Man Learn from Natural Man? by Jack Crabtree. Refutes the idea that Christians have nothing to learn from unbelievers. (8/96; posted 2/01)
- Why a Great Books Education is the Most Practical! by David Crabtree. Challenges the perception that a great books education is impractical in today's world. (3/96; posted 2/01)
- Rethinking Education by David Crabtree. Discusses the goal of education and its implications for teaching strategies. (2/92; posted 2/01)
- Why We Are (gulp!) Home Schooling by Ron Julian. Presents the issues that led one family to home school their children. (11/93; posted 2/01)
- Letter to the School Board by Jack Crabtree. Addresses problems created by lack of philosophical bases for the public schools' AIDS/HIV curriculum. (10/93; posted 2/01)
- Carpe Deum by Margaret Sholaas. Addresses the 2000 Gutenberg College graduating class. (6/00; posted 2/01)
Audio series with talks related to Education.
- If you use iTunes to manage your audio/video files, you can download many of these files at our iTunes U site.
- Many of the MSC audio files below were first recorded at Reformation Fellowship, where some of the MSC staff teach.
- Mastery Not Factory: How We Learn What Matters. Modern education increasingly resembles a factory-line. Students are shipped in and shaped to populate the market with products and buyers. Gutenberg believes a good education does more than prepare a student for the market: A good education molds our desires toward goodness and provides the skill to pursue goodness. In February 2014, Gutenberg hosted a conference on education. Speakers included Gutenberg tutors Chris Swanson and Tim McIntosh as well as Andrew Kern, founder and president of the CiRCE Institute, and Brandon Vance, two-time U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion. (Also on iTunes)
- What We Have Learned (Summer Institute 2014). Gutenberg College celebrated its 20th year at Summer Institute 2014. During this time of celebration and reflection, tutors who began the journey with Gutenberg when its doors opened in 1994--David Crabtree, Jack Crabtree, Charley Dewberry, Ron Julian, and Chris Swanson--shared some of what they learned along the way. (Also on iTunes)
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