From the September/October, 2009 issue of Touchstone
imagination Education Normal by Mark T. Mitchell

Education Normal

Mark T. Mitchell on the Oddity of Giving Children a Moral Imagination

“Are you ever afraid that homeschooling your kids will make them, um, oddballs?” We were staring into the campfire. The kids had all been tucked more or less comfortably into their sleeping bags, and we parents were savoring the opportunity to talk. With the cool night crowding us closer to the fire, the conversation was lively, though tinged by a reflective mood.

As anyone who is the parent of small children will know, the conversation eventually turned to kids. Soon we were talking about how to raise godly children in a culture that, in many ways, seems intent on undermining their faith. And not only their faith. Many of to . . .


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more on imagination from the online archives

18.4—May 2005

Of Weeds & Fairy Tales

The Idylls, Idols & Devils That Corrupt the Moral Imagination by Vigen Guroian

11.5—September/October 1998

Speaking the Truths Only the Imagination May Grasp

An Essay on Myth &“Real Life” by Stratford Caldecott

19.10—December 2006

Enchanting Children

Training Up a Child Requires a Well-Formed Imagination by David Mills


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22.2—March 2009

The Good Father

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