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Kresta in the Afternoon – March 29, 2021 – Hour 1

Are the Classics worth saving? What’s the significance of the new Dead Sea Scrolls discoveries? Robert Kirkendall and Chip Hardy join us.

Why Study the Classics?

Will classic literature be the next victim of the “Woke Culture” mob? Last year the University of Lancester proposed that authors prior to the year 1500 be dropped from the English curriculum in favor of “a selection of modules on race, ethnicity, sexuality and diversity” and a “decolonized curriculum.” What makes the Classics worth studying? Robert Kirkendall joins us.

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What Makes the Classics Worth Studying

Cancelling the Classics? The Woke Crowd Comes for Homer’s “Odyssey”

Canceling the classics

Robert Kirkendall is an instructor in the Humanities at St Thomas More Academy in Raleigh, NC. He is inspired by a notion theologians call the “Divine Pedagogy,” the way God educates mankind throughout Salvation History. Visit

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