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April 04, 2018
Bad Lincoln: the Deep Reach of White Supremacy
Children should be taught the virtues of good people and as they grow, learn that,...
April 03, 2018
Hard Not to Love, Impossible to Simply Love: the Difficult Diary of Mary Boykin Chesnut
This year I teach some Lincoln, Douglass, and Booker T. Washington: heroes, even if flawed,...
April 02, 2018
Pachinko: Min Jin Lee’s Sprawling, Brilliant Novel
If you have a taste for Victorian novels, and you should, then Pachinko shows that...
March 29, 2018
Finding a Soul in God’s Image (Reflections on a Brothers Karamazov Discussion)
Pascha is the season of love. Love is the fundamental passion, the disposition to which...
March 27, 2018
“The Emperor Constantine,” Dorothy Sayers, and A Movie on Saint Paul
Dorothy Sayers wrote a nearly forgotten play The Emperor Constantine and reading this fine piece of...
March 26, 2018
Trickster Education: An Initial Reaction to an Important Book
I learned a good bit from Trickster Chases the Tale of Education by Sylvia Moore. This...
March 24, 2018
You’ve Been Left Behind: Remembering the Larry Norman Song
Satan Rules! It is on a record if you play it backwards! We used to...
March 23, 2018
The Devil, the Good Music, and Race: on the Greg Thornbury Book
The new biography about rock musician Larry Norman by Greg Thornbury is an important text...
March 22, 2018
The Devil Never Had All the Good Music: A Review of Thornbury’s Larry Norman Bio
Chancellor Greg Thornbury at The King’s College (NYC) has written a biography of the Jesus...
March 20, 2018
On Making a Slave and Screen Choices
You cannot make a man a slave only enslave him, but what if you can...
March 08, 2018
Living, Not Selling: Law, Education, and Christianity
We can put a monetary value on anything, but we should not sell everything. Some people...
March 05, 2018
Invisible Men: the Immortal Genius of Ralph Ellison
Read Invisible Man. Not the HG Wells sort-of-good book, but the work of an authentic...
March 04, 2018
The Argument (Like Learning) Continues
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a human in possession of a good education...
March 02, 2018
If you want an American to dislike Plato, then give them Parmenides as the first book...
March 01, 2018
A Great Stream of Truth: Reading Great Texts
Great books, ones that have inspired all kinds of people over a long period of...
February 28, 2018
The Need for “The Elders” (a poem by Mari Evans)
The great victory of the Civil Rights movement was not given to the African American...
February 27, 2018
When I was a boy, I was entirely unable to make crafts. To hand me...
February 25, 2018
The Autobiography of Malcolm X: Read as Young and an Older Man
Malcom X never grew as old as I am now. Instead, he was gunned down...
February 21, 2018
Life as Continuum: Read some Mari Evans
Growing up more people knew Mari Evans than I encounter now, but then more people...
February 20, 2018
Yes, there are replies one can use to put a brake on this hasty argumentativeness,...
February 19, 2018
Heretics: The Many Adventures of a Free Thinking Scientist
Heretics: One Scientist's Journey from Darwin to Design* is the story of a bioengineer in Finland...
February 16, 2018
Knowing without Fully Knowing
Gregory of Nazianzus wrote, Conviction you see of a thing’s existence is quite different from...
February 15, 2018
Gregory of Nazianzus and the Serious Business of Education
Thinking well is hard work, and easy answers from quick Google searches can cause us...
February 13, 2018
Educating the Heart (A Thought from Pride and Prejudice)
Jane Austen is the teacher we need, the thinker we ignore at our peril. God...
February 06, 2018
Pastor, Patriot, Poet: Lemuel Haynes
If he was a minuteman, a Patriot when the cause was high risk, then you...
February 02, 2018
Hospitality, Gardening, and Poetry: Be Anne Spencer
A few of us are called to be Jeremiah, but most of us cannot live...
February 01, 2018
On the Exile and Finding Home
America is my home. After visiting, reading, studying, I have come to particularly love Mongolia,...
January 31, 2018
Psalms of Praise (A Movement Primer)- A Board Book for Baby Believers!
The reality of God, like the reality of air, water, and ideas, hits us from...
January 29, 2018
The Beloved Unknown and Education
Learning, real education, is a product of the love of wisdom, a desire that cannot...
January 28, 2018
Learning to Fight Racist Education: Dialog with the Work of Carter Woodson
Carter G. Woodson demonstrated that racists kept African-Americans in a subservient state after Empancipation by...
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