In May 2015, I had the great privilege of meeting the community and giving a lecture at L'Abri in Southborough, MA.
One of the things that sets apart L’Abri, besides the beauty of the land, the occasional quirky concert, and of course Friday's tea & treats, is the posture of thinking Christianly, and publicly, about the intersection of faith and public life. As a young person, reading How Should We Then Live? by Francis Schafer, L'Abri's founder, was instrumental to my own thinking about worldview and purpose.
The ambitious title for my lecture, given to me by L'Abri staff, was "What's wrong with education in America and what can we do about it?"
...Small potatoes ;)
Above all, finding and exploring how we might grow all that is good in U.S. public education was my aim and hope in writing and sharing these thoughts.
Here is where you can read or listen to the full lecture.
And below is an excerpt...