Allison Burr

About Allison Burr

Allison Burr received her B.A. in history from Simpson College, studied literature and history at The College of William and Mary, and is pursuing her M.A. in Theological Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary.

An Apologetic for Home Education in the 21st Century

By |2020-05-29T11:05:51-05:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: Classical Education, Coronavirus, Education, Homeschooling, Liberal Learning|

In the greatest of ironies, a recent issue of “Harvard Magazine” has condemned parents being at home with their children all day, even while the governments across America have now required it for the past several weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. My efforts to recast homeschooling in a less-threatening light are rooted in two [...]

What Is Missing From “Home-Churching”

By |2020-05-22T11:52:36-05:00May 16th, 2020|Categories: Christianity, Culture, Religion, Technology|

In contrast to the homeschooling endeavor I have pursued for more than a decade—where we are able to take the good parts of education and create a whole that far exceeds its constitutive parts—”home-churching” has proven to have quite the opposite result: Most of the parts are present, and yet they fail miserably to create [...]

Children Under Siege in the Digital Age

By |2020-05-11T11:01:32-05:00May 28th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Education, Information Age, Science, Technology|

Millions of children today are raised, by default, to be slaves to group-think, addicted to endorphins released from a digital device, burdened with neural pathways so obliterated that nary a logical thought might pass from brain to lips... In The Princess and the Goblin, George MacDonald casts both an unlikely hero and an unlikely weapon [...]

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