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Mere Education: C.S. Lewis as Teacher for Our Time

Dr. Mark Pike, Head of School and Professor in Educational Values and Pedagogy in the School of Education at University of Leeds, will be speaking at Regents School of Austin and at Concordia University on Lewis' educational vision and how it applies to issues of critical importance for parents, students, teachers and school leaders.  Mere Education clearly describes the boundaries Lewis perceived that will protect schooling from an incoming tide of ideological assumptions that threaten to erode and undermine excellence.

 

Sponsored by Concordia University, Hill Country Institute and Regents School of Austin.

Both events are free and open to the public.  No reservation required.

Monday, November 10, 7pm - Regents School of Austin, 3230 Travis Country Cir.

Tuesday, November 11, 9:30am - Concordia University, 11400 Concordia University Drive

C.S. Lewis was an inspirational teacher and took a keen interest in secondary schooling. Yet the contribution of C.S. Lewis to the field of education goes far beyond this. During the Second World War, Lewis taught the people of a whole country through his radio broadcasts and criss-crossed Great Britain giving talks and answering questions on military bases about the purpose of life. He also showed how schooling could be undertaken in the light of that purpose.

As parents, teachers and school leaders we know we are responsible for helping our children and young people to acquire knowledge and skills, but also virtue and good character. C.S. Lewis believed educational excellence concerned the cultivation of both. Mere Education shows how excellence should be nurtured in school leadership, teaching and learning by evaluating a range of current policies and practices in schooling in the light of the thought of C.S. Lewis. The result is a much-needed and controversial appraisal of modern education.

For more information, contact Larry Linenschmidt at 512-680-7993.

Special Day of Prayer for Mexico

Hill Country Institute joins with ministry leaders in San Antonio to encourage believers to pray for the nation of Mexico during this critical time.

October 7, 2014, has been set aside as a day of focused, coordinated prayer for this nation so dear to the heart of God.

Please mark your calendar and plan to join in the concerted prayers going up that day.  Gather other believers from your church or community and pray together or pray as an individual wherever you are.  There are also three scheduled prayer services being held in the San Antonio area, and everyone is invited to attend one or all of these:

OCTOBER 7, 2014

6:30am      Temple of Praise       210-673-1000

10:00am     Central Church of God     210-415-1222

7:00pm       First Presbyterian Church   210-226-0215

  • Pray for Christian leaders in Mexico.
  • Pray for Mexico to flourish.
  • Pray for God-honoring relationships between Mexico and the U.S.
  • Pray for the Churches of Mexico.

Hill Country Institute Live Special Edition on Day of Prayer for Mexico

If you are in the *San Antonio area, tune into Radio Station KSLR AM 630 - "The Word in South Texas" - on Saturday, September 27, and Saturday, October 4, at 11:00am for a special edition of HILL COUNTRY INSTITUTE LIVE: Exploring Christ & Culture

These two broadcasts will be about the upcoming Day of Prayer for Mexico and general coverage of what God is doing in this neighboring country.

With special guests:  Pastor Gilbert Perez from Temple of Praise; Pastor Jose Daniel Montanez from Central Church of God; and Rick Lane, Founder of Proyecto Amistad.

KSLR AM 630

September 27, October 4

*The program will also be accessible from any location via the web at http://www.kslr.com/.  September 27 and October 4 at 11:00am.

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