Cultivate: A Veritas Academy Podcast

Veritas Academy

Cultivate is the podcast of Veritas Academy, a preschool though 12th grade classical Christian school in Lancaster County, PA. Our mission at Veritas Academy is to cultivate loving, serving, thinking students, and this podcast features discussions that help you and your family be intentional about cultivating good and godly things in your and your child's heart, mind, and life. read less

The Beauty of Mathematics: An Immaterial World of Truth
Sep 7 2022
The Beauty of Mathematics: An Immaterial World of Truth
Math doesn't have to be dry and daunting. In fact, this conversation will help awaken you to how amazing and wonderful it really is! For anyone who ever decried themselves as being poor at math, or any parent working to help a child with their math homework, it's an incredible thing to realize that math is, in fact, profoundly beautiful and exciting when you're guided through it with the right lens. This episode's guest is Dale Siegenthaler, former longtime Veritas math teacher, who most recently taught at Cairn University and this fall took on a new role as math professor at New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, ID. Known for his contagious passion and excitement for math that he famously passed on to students here at Veritas, Dale talks with our host Ty Fischer about what makes math so wonderful and beautiful, how we can think about math in a way that helps all of us appreciate it more, and of course, a little bit about his favorite historical figure, Leonhard Euler. If you're already a math enthusiast, this podcast will speak to your heart; and, if you count yourself among those who struggled through math and haven't thought about it much since school, this conversation will inspire you to a new appreciation and wonder for this "immaterial world of Truth, created by God that we might explore it to bring him glory." Resources: William Dunham: The Mathematical Universe William Dunham: Journey Through Genius NumberPhile YouTube Channel 3 Blue 1 Brown YouTube Channel
Addicted to Beauty: Taking Time to Appreciate What God Has Made Beautiful
Jun 15 2022
Addicted to Beauty: Taking Time to Appreciate What God Has Made Beautiful
In this episode, we welcome artist and author Ned Bustard to talk with Ty Fischer about why it's worth helping students to understand, seek, love, and appreciate true beauty. If classical Christian education is all about truth, beauty, and goodness, how does something like beauty - which can seem to some as superfluous and subjective - fit into a life well lived? About Our Guest: Ned Bustard is a graphic designer, children’s book illustrator, author, and a printmaker. He has been involved with Veritas Academy for over 25 years, and has created lots of materials for the classical education movement including Squalls Before War: His Majesty’s Schooner Sultana, The Chronicles of Narnia Comprehension Guide, Bede’s History of ME, and History of Art: Creation to Contemporary. He is the creative director for World’s End Images and Square Halo Books, Inc., curates the Square Halo Gallery, is an elder at Wheatland Presbyterian Church, and serves on the boards of the Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art (ASCHA) and The Row House, Inc. A few of his recent books include Saint Nicholas the Giftgiver, Revealed: A Storybook Bible for Grown-Ups, The Lost Tales of Sir Galahad, and Every Moment Holy. Further Reading - Books Mentioned in This Episode: Father of Lights: A Theology of Beauty It Was Good: Making Art to the Glory of God Naming the Animals: An Invitation to Creativity David’s Crown: Sounding the Psalms The Green Earth: Poems of Creation