On History & Education: An Interview with Victor Davis Hanson, Part 1

On History & Education: An Interview with Victor Davis Hanson, Part 1

This past February, Cana Academy’s Andrew Zwerneman sat down with renowned historian Victor Davis Hanson and conducted an hour-long interview, recorded as part of our Sources series on history and culture. Recently, we transcribed the interview and thought that our readers would find the text of interest. What follows is part one of three.

Christian Influences on the American Founding: An Interview with Mark David Hall

Christian Influences on the American Founding: An Interview with Mark David Hall

Mark David Hall is Herbert Hoover Distinguished Professor of Politics and Faculty Fellow in the William Penn Honors Program at George Fox University. He recently sat down with Kyler Schubkegel to discuss the Christian influences on the American Founding.

Tolkien’s Poetic Imagination Beyond the Great War

Tolkien’s Poetic Imagination Beyond the Great War

Animated by his faith, Tolkien saw and developed in his work a vision of reality that was the antithesis of nihilistic, one that was abundant in truth, beauty and goodness, and which carried the possibility of a redemption that transcended even the human catastrophe of trench warfare.

Science, Resurrection & History: Reflections on Classical Education

Science, Resurrection & History: Reflections on Classical Education

Father James V. Schall, S.J., taught political philosophy at Georgetown University for more than five decades. He continues to be one of our nation’s most prolific writers on life’s most important questions. In 2012 he retired from university life and now lives in the Jesuit community in Los Gatos, California. This year he turned ninety. Cana Academy is grateful and honored that Father Schall agreed to an interview with our president, Andrew Zwerneman.  

The Lost Purpose of Learning: An Interview with Joseph Clair

The Lost Purpose of Learning: An Interview with Joseph Clair

Dr. Joseph Clair serves as Director of the William Penn Honors Program and Associate Dean for the Liberal Arts at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. Kyler Schubkegel, a current student in the William Penn Honors Program, had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Clair about his recent book On Education, Formation, Citizenship and the Lost Purpose of Learning (Bloomsbury, 2018). That interview is excerpted below.

The Testament of Chartres

The Testament of Chartres

No human achievement better displays the truth and beauty that mark the faith and reason of the West than the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Chartres, France. Located some 60 miles southwest of its sister cathedral of the same name and dedication in Paris—also a gem in its own right—Chartres can be visited and explored over and over again with no fear of exhausting its riches. What makes this place so special?

Great Hearts, Great Story: An Interview with Daniel Scoggin

Great Hearts, Great Story: An Interview with Daniel Scoggin

Daniel Scoggin is a co-founder of Great Hearts Academies and has served initially as the organization’s CEO when it launched and grew in Arizona and now as its director of national growth as the mission expands to other states. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, the Great Hearts network includes 28 schools in Arizona and Texas, serving over 15,000 students. It is without challenge the most successful organization of charter schools in the country. Quite remarkably, the Great Hearts mission is classical. Cana Academy’s president, Andrew Zwerneman, recently had the opportunity to engage Dan Scoggin in an interview for Open City.

Rembrandt: All Things to All Men

Rembrandt: All Things to All Men

As with great works of imaginative literature, masterworks of art move us to understand and appreciate the human condition. And no master artist moves us better than Rembrandt. In his more than three hundred paintings, Rembrandt’s focus is riveted on what is real—specifically, the imperfect and yet glorious spectacle of human existence.  

Classical Millennials?

Classical Millennials?

Can a classical alternative to today’s typical educational options appeal to the very non-traditional, highly mobile, hyper-tech-savvy millennials? I think the answer is yes, but for those of us who provide opportunities for classical education, we need to think more like millennials. We need to get inside their box and offer an attractive option that makes sense to them.