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January 23, 2018
I cannot stop listening. . .
Many students use Plato’s ideas without realizing they are doing so. As a result, we...
January 19, 2018
Read Anne Spencer: God’s Flowering Beauty Overcomes Human Ugliness
Beauty is needful always, but just now deeply. God help us, but we need the...
January 17, 2018
The Lost King of France: Sorrow, Science, and Simplicity
This boy was born in luxury we can hardly imagine and died covered in lice....
January 16, 2018
Fire and Fury: A Sympathetic Account of the President
This is a review of a book, not of the President of the United States....
January 13, 2018
Ms. Brazile’s Must Read Book
Donna Brazile is the kind of person who might like a good word, even from...
January 12, 2018
On the Tyrant Soul
Soul work is frightening. It is easier to talk about politics than about our souls....
January 08, 2018
PT Barnum and the Soft Con
Beware the soft con, the one that seems a bit like a joke.* Over the...
January 07, 2018
Love Thy Body: Nancy Pearcey’s Book, Brilliant if Flawed
I love this book, brilliant if flawed. You should buy it and read it, but...
January 02, 2018
Rossetti Pierces My Heart (Ninth Day of Christmas)
She wrote a poem that became a carol, but do not limit Christina Rossetti. She...
December 21, 2017
Dickens Best Christmas Story: The Cricket on the Hearth
Get thee to the Dickens' Christmas story you have not read: The Cricket on the Hearth. ...
December 14, 2017
We Know, We Learn (Crown College Question 9)
When I was a child, I would roll the dice and then count the dots....
October 01, 2017
But We Won: the Worst Trump Election Book Yet (“How Trump Won”)
The election of 2016 has produced small books, dishonest books, and now a sad book How...
September 28, 2017
To Be Happy, Try This: Sip, Watch, Relax
Modern airlines would rather sell us happiness than provide basic comfort. Instead of serving us...
September 17, 2017
What Happened? Hillary Happened.
Hillary! That was the campaign: depending on how you reacted to Hillary! you could vote...
September 13, 2017
Finding the Living Cave: What I Learned from Odysseus
I have known men who were most at home in the woods. They know the...
August 20, 2017
Eclipse: a Philosopher Annotates “Total Eclipse of the Heart” using Republic
Life passes and makes what once was good, a shame. My love, still difficult to...
August 15, 2017
Somebody Pay the Writers More or Find New Writers
I started a new children series and stopped, not because I was offended, but because...
June 13, 2017
God is so Good —Questions from M
The small child in a dark room knows that somewhere out there is a...
June 12, 2017
Going to Bed With Tacitus —Questions from M
My mind churns away and keeps me awake as I think about what needs to...
June 09, 2017
You are Biased! –Questions from M
Opening one's mind to other points of view in religion has not made me less...
May 28, 2017
“Wisdom” from Bud Plays Junior High Football: A Message to our POTUS
This Presidency needs some advice and it is time to look to the President's childhood...
May 05, 2017
Words Always Fail (A Bit) and the Life Giving Cycle of Love
When I want to say "I love you," I often give a gift. Why? Saying...
May 04, 2017
What We Must Forget (Dante and Purgatory)
Dante did not love Beatrice, not the way he believed he loved Beatrice. For a romantic...
April 25, 2017
The Complete Guide to Becoming a Great “Great Books” Teacher
Having led hundreds of great books discussions, I am often asked how to lead a...
April 22, 2017
A Bit More Obscure Christian Writers that I Enjoy Reading (Bright Week Post 6)
CS Lewis? I have read some Lewis every year of my life since I was...
April 20, 2017
The Worst Book I Read as a Child (Bright Week Post 4)
There are some really evil books out there: think Mein Kampf. There are also books that are just...
April 18, 2017
Things My Adult Children Say I Should Not Say
A joy of having adult children is knowing the many, many things that I should...
April 10, 2017
Sweet Protestant Poetry
Ignorance of Protestantism is vast and ugly assumptions common. Even amongst Protestant evangelicals, one can...
April 09, 2017
God: Think Great
God is great. How great? Think great and then imagine greater. There is no possible...
April 08, 2017
To See God: I Believe in Order to Understand
People know there is a Divine so deeply that it frustrates us. God is so...
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