Spring Symposium 2016

Every Spring, Augustine hosts our Spring Symposium to highlight contemporary issues in culture and invite field experts to present on vital topics of our day. Read more below for a recap and pictures from our 2016 Spring Symposium.

2016 Event: An Evening With Dr. Lou Markos

Augustine School held its 2016 Spring Symposium on Friday March 11th at Englewood Baptist Church. The school received a wonderful response from the Jackson community and surrounding areas to this annual event, with this year’s presentation entitled: “An Oxford Evening with Dr. Louis Markos.”

Centered on the literary works of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, the night had a distinct British theme with countless English roses, antique books, typewriters, and traditional English food favorites such as tea and honey, savory tarts, and sweet scones. The event also featured a generous display of Tolkien and Lewis first edition books put on by Dr. Hal Poe of Union University, as well as a silent auction including rare books, a weeklong trip to Oxford, England including accomodations, and much more.

Dr. Louis Markos, a Professor of English & Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University, spoke to a packed room on the subject of the historic classical virtues of Courage, Temperance, Wisdom, and Justice, as well as the classic theological virtues of Faith, Hope, and Love. Dr. Markos spoke on the neglect of these virtues in modern education and reinforced the importance of the role that classical Christian schools can have in restoring and embedding these virtues in the everyday education of students.

2016 Spring Symposium Highlights
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2016 Highlights

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