Students in Gutenberg College’s Caps Program can earn a “capella” upon successfully completing capella courses, but the courses are open to all interested individuals. Dr. David Crabtree is offering three capella courses this fall:
- Translation of Acts. The class will translate through the book of Acts at a rate of about 30 verses per week. One or two years of Greek or the equivalent is a prerequisite.
- Deuteronomy. This capella will take students through the whole book of Deuteronomy over the course of the year. Participants will study a chapter each week in preparation for class, and they will take turns presenting their work to the rest of the class. No knowledge of Hebrew is required.
- Josephus’ The Jewish Wars (Part 2). This capella is a continuation of one that started last year. Participants will take turns teaching the class sections from Josephus’ work. The capella will begin with Book V.
These courses will begin in October, but the exact starting date and class time will be negotiated with participates. (Participation via Skype is an option.) Courses will meet once per week for about 90 minutes. To participate in these courses, contact Dr. David Crabtree through the Gutenberg office: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the articles printed in 2014 in our monthly News & Views newsletter are now available in the Articles section. There you will find a list of all our articles, or you can search by author or topic.
All the articles printed in 2013 in our monthly News & Views newsletter are now available in the Articles section. There you will find a list of all our articles, or you can search by author or topic.
- In “Truth Detectors,” Chris Swanson proposes that people are born truth-detectors and that they are very good at it.
- In “The Future of Higher Education,” David Crabtree describes the upheaval in higher education and speculates on its future.
- In “Dismissed,” Ron Julian responds to the growing cultural trend of dismissing Christians and their beliefs as irrational and bigoted.
- In “Not All Great Books Colleges Are Alike,” Charley Dewberry describes what distinguishes Gutenberg College’s education from other “great books” colleges.
- In “Common Sense for a Postmodern Age,” Gilmore Greco discusses the nature of knowledge and the project of philosopher Thomas Reid.
- In “Against Fictions,” Ron Julian encourages Gutenberg graduates to commit themselves to fighting what is false. (From a talk given to Gutenberg’s 2013 graduating class.)
- In “Three Disciplines of Dialogue,” Becca Manley, Madelaine Wheeler, and Samuel Weisse discuss three disciplines of dialog that the class of 2013 came to value during their four years together.
- In “Clues of Religious Commitment,” Jack Crabtree describes behaviors that indicate a person’s religious (rather than intellectual) commitment to beliefs.
- In “Return to Rome,” Tim McIntosh notes similarities between modern America and first-century Rome where the Christian movement thrived.
- In “The True Story of Christmas,” Jack Crabtree tells the Christmas story as the Bible, rather than traditional Christianity, presents it.
Gutenberg College introduced a new study program in 2014: the Caps Program. This program requires graduate level academic work, but it is unaccredited, and the course work is unlikely to be recognized by any accredited institution. The Caps Program could be interesting to two kinds of people: (1) those who want to pursue a graduate level education in one of the disciplines listed below; and (2) those who want to take advantage of the educational opportunities (individual courses) offered in conjunction with these programs. A complete description of the Caps Program is available here.
Caps Program Disciplines:
- Music History
- Philosophy of Science
- New Testament in English
- New Testament in Greek
- Old Testament Exegesis
- New Testament Greek
MP3′s of Gutenberg’s February 2014 education conference, “Mastery Not Factory: How We learn What Matters,” are now available to download from the Audio section of our website.
The MP3s include the talks by the four speakers as well as the Q & A session at the end of the conference:
“How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall: A Skill Based Life” by Gutenberg tutor Chris Swanson.
“Fear and Education: What Emotions Do in the Classroom” by Gutenberg tutor Tim McIntosh.
“Fishing for the Truth: Perception, Apprehension, and the Quest for Human Blessedness” by guest speaker Andrew Kern, founder and president of the CiRCE Institute.
“Apprenticeship and Skill Learning: Intersection of Violin Mastery and Classical Education from a Christian Standpoint” by guest speaker Brandon Vance, two-time U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion.
“Object Lessons and Q&A”