Cornerstone Tutorials is an educational service that offers classical, Christian, world view tutorials! Each course integrates multiple subjects and includes Socratic discussion of the Great Books combined with the Institute for Excellence in Writing methods taught by Cathy Flowers, IEW Certified Instructor. 3-5 credits in each course!
"…built …with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone" (Ephesians 2:20).
John Whitehead challenges us with a series of questions: "Are you teaching your children that Christianity is a system of thought that applies to all of life? Are they being educated to…vigorously resist humanistic values and infringement on their rights? …Will [they] know how to attack the desperate crisis we face from a Christian [world view]?"
Can your student give reasoned answers to these seven world view questions?
1. Is there a God? If so, what is He like?
2. What is the nature of man?
3. What is the universe like?
4. What is the cause of evil and suffering?
5. What is the basis of ethics and morality?
6. What happens to man at death?
7. What is the meaning of life and history?
Deciding how we ought to live our lives and relate to others is dependent upon how we answer these world view questions. Each Cornerstone Tutorial helps students lay a solid Biblical foundation—a Christian moral compass—that they’ll need to evaluate ideas they’ll confront in life.
Cornerstone Tutorials, with the Institute for Excellence in Writing method, is a program of study based on Cornerstone Curriculum’s Starting Points and World Views of the Western World courses. They feature Socratic discussion about the Great Books and integrate multiple subjects:
Bible Western Civilization
Literature American Government
Writing Political Theory
World History Humanities
American History Art and Music History and Appreciation
And more! A few hours of selected study each day grants 3-5 high school credits per course!
GREAT BOOKS & MENTORED LEARNING
Students discover for themselves the thoughts and ideas of key leaders and thinkers of each era who have influenced Western culture. Under the mentoring of Cathy Flowers, they analyze how these ideas are revealed in original sources and classics. As Great Books studies are combined with Socratic discussions and Mrs. Flowers’ instruction in the Institute for Excellence in Writing program, students first embrace their Christian views, then learn to effectively communicate their own reasoned answers. How do these tutorials work? Click here.
Institute for Excellence in Writing IEW is our method of writing instruction which teaches students how to think and write truth. To learn about how this method of writing (as well as art and history) is integrated into the tutorials, go here. To see Andrew Pudewa’s introduction to IEW writing, click “play” on the THINK video here.
OUR GOAL: The goal is for students to “own” their faith as they assess ideas and communicate them using rhetoric skills in a compelling and engaging way to a culture that sorely needs Christ’s redeeming effects.
“But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect" (1 Peter 3:15).
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"One of the best programs I have seen that offers a clearly Christian classical education is David Quine's World Views of the Western World …" ~Michael Farris
"… those looking for a serious world view course that is the primary focus of the high school years need look no further!" ~ Cathy Duffy, Top 100 Picks