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  • Navigating a Secular Age: A Book Review of ‘How (Not) to Be Secular’ by James K.A. Smith

    By on November 25, 2014

    Kevin Germer, Veritas theology instructor and pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church, recently reviewed James K.A. Smith’s “How (Not) to be Secular” for The University Bookman.  Re-posted here are the opening paragraphs of this fascinating look at Smith’s latest work.  Read the entire essay at the original source site: http://www.kirkcenter.org/index.php/bookman/article/navigating-a-secular-age/. In early August I went backpacking in the Glacier Peak...

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  • Portrait of an Alum: Christa Schuping

    By on November 18, 2014

    The “Portrait of an Alum” blog series gives a glimpse of life after graduation, with a particular emphasis on our students’ readiness for the transition to college and how their affections and outlook have been shaped through their experiences, teachers and Christian community at Veritas.  In this profile, Director of Communications Sara Kennedy interviews recent graduate Christa Schuping, a...

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  • Education as Formation: Remarks by George Sanker

    By on October 28, 2014

    On Friday, October 24, Veritas was honored to host the Headmaster of The Covenant School, George Sanker, as our keynote speaker. A significant excerpt of his thought-provoking speech is reproduced in this post.

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  • Portrait of an Alum: Lizzie Trumbo

    By Sara Kennedy on October 17, 2014

    Veritas alumn Elizabeth (Lizzie) Trumbo, is a freshman at VCU.   Director of Communications Sara Kennedy caught up with her on campus for lunch yesterday. Here is a summary of their discussion. SK: Lizzie, you’re halfway through your first semester in college. Can you share what drew you to VCU? LT: I was fascinated by the diversity VCU attracts –...

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  • Artists Among Us: Visual Arts at Veritas

    By Sara Kennedy on October 4, 2014

    Art Department faculty member Beth Scott, along with her colleagues Sunny Rosebro and Kathy Hutton, share their vision and passion for art throughout each stage of our students’ development. At Veritas, our program has been labored over and refined for many years. We have carefully considered a classical approach to the grammar, logic, and rhetoric stages of learning and...

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  • The Run for Mukhanyo: An Interview with Morgan Lewis

    By Sara Kennedy on September 25, 2014

    “Your life should be about finding the intersection of the world’s greatest need and your greatest passion.” Frederick Buechner On the morning of October 13, the 4th Annual Run For Mukhanyo will kick-off on the Union Seminary Fitness Loop, directly across from Veritas’ campus. Over one hundred 4 – 16 year old students will enlist friends and family to...

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  • The LEGO Movie and the Metaphysics of Creativity

    By on September 22, 2014

    On September 2, the Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation and Culture published the following essay by Veritas Humanities teacher Dr. Jim Watkins.  To read the full piece, continue to: http://www.washingtoninst.org/8685/the-lego-movie-and-the-metaphysics-of-creativity/.  We are thrilled to re-publish the opening paragraphs of this thoughtful and inspiring essay here: What does it take to be creative? Or, for you to be creative? What...

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  • A Homily on Courage

    By Sara Kennedy on September 18, 2014

    Georges de La Tour, “The Repentant Magdalen” This devotional was written by new Upper School Humanities teacher Josh Gibbs and presented at the Upper School Retreat last week.  We will continue to explore the virtue COURAGE and its implications in our lives throughout this year. Last year, The New Yorker published a story about how an extremely reclusive and...

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