Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Update after review

August has taken on the facts of my oratory from yesterday and, I must admit, some of what I wrote was posted in haste. In my moment of reveling in the life I lead in this wonderful body of people, I did not do well to ignore the stores of knowledge and experiences from outside the People of Praise that have been, and will continue to be, so helpful to us as we seek to build the Kingdom of God with one another. From masters of education, such as Mortimer Adler, much was gleaned at the beginning of the discussions to start Trinity Schools. People of Praise is also a body that has grown up with support and help from many Christians. Our foundational documents point to explicit influences such as the charismatic renewal, the Cursillo and by the Ecumenical and Liturgical Movements, and as an ecumenical community, we've obviously benefited from 2,000 years of Christian history and from many different streams of Christianity and diverse Christian traditions. Neither Trinity nor the People of Praise was started in a vacuum and I certainly don't believe I am living in a vacuum.

Here's the real point of my post from yesterday: "Look at this place! Look at these people! Look at their obedience to the Lord! Look at the sacrifices they are making! I love these people! I love this place! I want to obey the Lord! I want to pay whatever price is asked of my by the Lord!"

Thank you, August, for pointing out my over-exuberance. I'm happy to set the record straight here.

1 comment:

kdzugan said...

If you have not already done so I urge you to read "The Paideia Proposal: An Educational Manifesto" by Mortimer Adler in which he describes the ideal educational system. He followed these with more detail information in "The Paideia Program" and "Paideia Problems & Possibilities."

For more information on Mortimer Adler and his work, visit The Center for the Study of The Great Ideas

Ken Dzugan
Senior Fellow and Archivist
The Center for the Study of The Great Ideas