Greek Myths and Gospel Truths

Friday, June 26 | 3:30-4:15pm

Greek mythology is often a favorite subject for young students, but what exactly are they supposed to learn from such stories? What do these classical, pagan myths have to do with the truth of God’s Word? In this session, we will explore the role that story plays in education and why it is such a powerful and effective tool for communicating truth. Operating under the belief that all truth is God’s truth, we will examine the kinds of truths that are communicated through Greek myths and discuss how those small and fragmented truths point to and find their fulfillment in the stories of the Bible. The presenter will illustrate these concepts with specific myths and passages of Scripture and will share his strategies on how to lead students in fruitful discussions about myth, truth, and God’s Word.

Alex Markos

Grammar School Latin Teacher
Geneva School of Boerne

Alex Markos is in his 4th year as the Grammar School Latin teacher for Geneva School of Boerne, where he teaches Latin to 3rd-5th grade students and ancient history to 3rd grade students. He received a Bachelors degree in History and Classical Languages from Hope College. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Cultural Apologetics from Houston Baptist University (online) and plans to graduate in December 2020. The topic for his capstone project is a curriculum on teaching virtue and vice through classical mythology. He has a passion for teaching young students about the language, culture, and stories of the ancient Greeks and Romans. His father, Louis Markos, is a frequent speaker for SCL events, and he is proud to carry on the family legacy of defending classical Christian education.