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Howard Merken

Howard Merken
A Bible school graduate, Dr. Howard Merken also holds BS and MS degrees in chemistry from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a PhD in chemistry from Texas Tech University. He and his wife Casandra authored the now out-of-print Beyond Classical: The Next Step in Christian Education. A science professor turned Christian school math and science teacher, Dr. Merken is dedicated to teaching people how to use their minds for the glory of God.

Trying to put science in a classical paradigm is putting new wine into old wineskins. Modern science just does not easily fit into a classical paradigm... STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and math, is the newest acronym for what is considered...

The philosophy of the liberal arts says that education should train the mind to think. But today teachers are being forced to serve two masters: the old master of good curricula and the new master of standardized testing...