I am really pumped about this school-year. Not only is there a great group of seniors for Worldview and Senior Thesis, but I also get Greek I back.
But the most exciting thing for me is teaching Christendom for the first time. This is one of Mars Hill’s “humanities” courses. Like Antiquities (in its 6th year now), Christendom meets for 8 periods every week, and studies the culture of its time period as a unity, rather than having separate classes for literature, art, political history, and theology. I’ve been gathering books to educate myself in the secondary literature. There are some real delights: C. S. Lewis’ Discarded Image, Tolkien’s “Beowulf: the Monsters and the Critics,” Jaroslav Pelikan’s five volume history of theology, The Christian Tradition, Charles Williams on Dante, and many others.
Good books, godly and bright students, and a wonderful atmosphere in which to teach. It’s going to be a great year.