Kate Deddens

About Kate Deddens

Kate Deddens attended International Baccalaureate schools in Iran, India, and East Africa, and received a BA in the Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland and a MA in Mental Health therapy from Western Kentucky University. She married her college sweetheart and fellow St. John’s graduate, Ted, and for nearly three decades they have nurtured each other, a family, a home school, and a home-based business. They have four children and have home-educated classically for over twenty years.

The Point of the Circle: A St. John’s Education

By |2017-05-05T13:44:39-06:00April 30th, 2017|Categories: Great Books, Liberal Arts, Liberal Learning, St. John's College, Timeless Essays|

At St. John’s I learned how to struggle with fate—before I was even capable of truly grasping what fate might possibly be—as I viewed what it meant to be human through the eyes of war-like Achilleus and as I wandered with crafty Odysseus, searching for my own city… On s’est trompé lorsqu’on a cru [...]

The Point of the Circle: A St. John’s Education

By |2014-02-06T08:30:38-06:00January 5th, 2014|Categories: Education, Great Books, St. John's College|Tags: |

On s’est trompé lorsqu’on a cru que l’esprit et le jugement étaient deux choses différentes: le jugement n’est que la grandeur de la lumière de l’esprit; cette lumière pénètre le fond des choses, elle y remarque tout ce qui’il faut remarquer, et aperçoit celles qui semblent imperceptibles… We are deceived if we think that [...]

Why Study Mathematics? It Is the Language of Creation

By |2018-10-11T17:30:17-06:00August 3rd, 2013|Categories: Liberal Learning, Mathematics|Tags: |

Mathematics: Is God Silent? by James Nickel Mathematics: Is God Silent? answers the question posed in its title with a resounding “No! God is by no means silent!” As we are told in Romans 1:20, God is manifestly visible in His creation: “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and [...]

Falling into Feudalism

By |2014-02-18T14:29:49-06:00September 4th, 2012|Categories: Politics|Tags: , |

Understandably, these days there is a great deal of political analysis swirling around. This morning, I read Pat Buchanan’s article, “Obama’s America – And Ours.” I was struck by this statement: From Jamestown in 1607 to Yorktown in 1781, there was no federal government. There was no United States. Yet generations of colonists had built forts, [...]