Bezalel's Compass

December 7, 2012

For wonders He has made!

Filed under: Drawing on Life, Kids These Days — Tags: , , — Eric G. Ivers @ 2:38 am

Victor My son: “O sing a joyful sound unto the LORD!”

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March 4, 2011

The Government School

Filed under: Drawing on Life, Education of an architect, Kids These Days, on idolatry — Eric G. Ivers @ 5:17 am

So hear lies the heart of the problem. With whatever intention, the public school founded an institution that offered free education to a class of people struggling to live an American dream. The carrot poised left only a small choice. Specialists would provide the best education while unloosing the bonds of an implied domestic slavery. Here is the rest of the story… When those shackles fell to the floor, the family de-nucleated. The parents whose responsibility it was to maintain a fore-understanding of their own children’s cultivations, left it to others who were pronounced more adequate. Instead what has occurred is an educational system of under-qualified specialists attempting to provide a generalist education to a society of disenfranchised children of parents too busy masking the duty of actual upbringing with consumer competitiveness. Once upon a time, parents continued to educated themselves !so that! they might best educate their inheritance. In this era, the elders were wise.

December 27, 2010

Christmas Day at the Ivers

Filed under: Drawing on Life, Kids These Days — Eric G. Ivers @ 4:15 am

December 21, 2010

Church Building 101 – Shoring the Foundations

Filed under: Architecture, Kids These Days, On Existence and Time, Pics — Eric G. Ivers @ 6:58 am

The building of a church is a generational endeavor that begins by fostering of a wonder of reality within the youngest minds of it’s parishioners. The wise master builder exists as a  harbinger of a particular sacramental understanding… that we ourselves make up the Corpus Christi and within that body – God is with us. Its along this incarnational reality we celebrate  Christmas.

My children  appreciate the historic development of Christ’s body with sweet delight by building a gingerbread church during advent. What’s fun for them and instructive for me is that each year the design develops, the process becomes more ready-at-hand, and the decorum every slightly more elaborate and meaningful. The builder’s are young and there is so much future. The beauty of old cathedrals is held within the testimony of the church militant striving in and through history – recording each successive generation’s development and growth of that Domus Dei.

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