About John Mark N. Reynolds

John Mark Reynolds is the president of The Saint Constantine School, a school that aspires to preschool through college education. He is also a philosopher, administrator, and joyous curmudgeon. He is a follower of Jesus and a student of Socrates. He is also an owner of the Green Bay Packers. Opinions here are his own ... even Hope doesn't agree with him always.

Questions from M: The Best Evidence Against Christianity

My faithful dialog partner M* has asked me fifty-five questions and I have decided to answer as many as I could in around five hundred words this summer. He* started with a very good question: 1. What do you think is the strongest evidence against Christianity? One should never believe an idea, or even in a person, [Read More…]

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Family AND Community

Family is and always has been a central part of my life. When George Bailey saw a sign that said: “Ask Dad, he knows.” I understood. I still ask Dad, because he knows. There is not a single class where Mom’s loving determination to know does not motivate my life. Daniel, my brother was, is, and always will [Read More…]

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Thank You to a True Pastor . . .

Let me tell you some good news. Isn’t it time for some? If you have been in the job twenty-five years and are beloved, you often get gifts. Today we celebrated twenty-five years since our own Bishop Basil was elevated. He was in Houston to celebrate a wedding and the wonderful folk at Saint George [Read More…]

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The Seventeenth Century speaks on the Twentieth to the Twenty-First Century

I could not stop listening. The instrument, the program said, was a Stradivarius from 1699 and the music was Prokofiev, the man who saw the nineteenth century commit suicide and watched the twentieth century commit genocide. I was there in the twenty-first century listening to the sublime Houston Symphony work with an animated Gil Shaham, a [Read More…]

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Questions from M: Stupid Disciples! Why so stupid?

M is a interlocutor* who found me from Almighty Google and sent me fifty-five good questions. As the summer is here, I have decided to answer all of them I can . . . while holding myself to a few hundred words! Today M outdid himself: Jim Jones got hundreds of people to drink poison [Read More…]

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Questions from M: Miracles are not Just for the Bible!

Every summer I try to do a series based on what I am reading or questions I have received over the school year. A thoughtful maybe-deist, maybe-agnostic that I call M* decided to ask me a few questions . . . and a few turned out to be fifty-five. Some of them were interesting enough [Read More…]

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Questions from M: Jesus Sat Here. What the Heck?

If God is spirit, then how does Jesus sit at God’s “right hand.” God doesn’t have a hand or a right side! [Read more…]

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The Brilliance of Chopped: A Review

The Chopped Challenge has become part of our home vocabulary. If we get home late from The Saint Constantine School, the Reynolds family faces a cupboard full of odd ingredients. We know we can make a great meal. How? Chopped. Four chefs compete before celebrity chefs to make food from an unspeakable list of ingredients. It [Read More…]

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Questions from M: Jesus is Cool, Does that Make Him Divine?

Assuming for the sake of argument that Jesus had a miraculous birth, resurrected from the dead, and ascended into heaven (i.e., flew into outerspace. . .) how does that prove that Jesus is God incarnate? [Read more…]

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Unafraid of the Truth (On Mother’s Day)

The truth is fearful, but we must be unafraid of finding and following the truth. My mom taught  me this lesson when I was a boy as I watched her change her mind, consider her deepest ideas, and then act on them. Truth is unmoving and if you pursue it with care, you will (almost surely) find that you [Read More…]

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