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April 06, 2017
Some Serious Concerns with the Gospel of John: A Memo
Lyons Christian College Lyons, New York RE: Life of Jesus 101 (Bible Department) TO: Professor...
April 04, 2017
Have Faith, Seek Understanding
Faith and reason go together for Christian people. Of course, sometimes even good Christian people...
April 03, 2017
Leaving a Proper Inheritance: A Lesson from “As You Like It”
Commercials still pitch "leaving something" for your family at death to people my age or...
April 02, 2017
Never, Ever, Every Hire This Man: On George B. McClellan
If you are hiring a leader, avoid one type more than (almost) any other....
March 31, 2017
On Killing Whales and Americans or Shut Up and Just Kill the Whale (3/3)
Moby Dick is one of the great American books and a good place to start...
March 30, 2017
Bomfoggery : White, Angry, and Dying: What I learned from Moby Dick 2/3
Moby Dick is one of the best books for just this moment in American history. Melville...
March 29, 2017
Learning to Love a Book: What I Learned from the Loathsome Moby Dick (1/3)
Moby Dick is one of the best books for just this moment in American history. Herman...
March 23, 2017
Our Wills, Our Freedom, and Timelessness (Consolation of Philosophy Summed Up)
We can be happy, though not jolly, regardless of circumstances. Jolliness, a cheerful feeling, is...
March 22, 2017
The Consolation of Philosophy (III/III)
Happiness is the Goal Philosophy gives us a hard truth: money, power, glory, fame cannot...
March 20, 2017
The Consolation of Philosophy is Hard, but Good (I/III)
I. Two Truths: For the Overly Sad or the Overly Cheerful One cause of our...
March 12, 2017
The Constantine Strategy in the Benedict Option!
Civilizations usually muddle through except when they do not. What happens when the center does...
March 03, 2017
The Long Discussion: Such Larks!
Socratic discussion is my life's work and I am going to dialog with a religious...
March 01, 2017
Malory and Machiavelli: Just Now We Need Both
Just as Malory was ending, Machiavelli was beginning and that is as good a summary...
February 26, 2017
Forgiveness is Not Cheap
Charlotte Bronte was right: forgiveness is the mightiest sword. Forgiveness cuts away the hate and...
February 22, 2017
In Which Hugh Hewitt Meets a Live Blog for His Fourth Way
If there is a new Bill Buckley, his name is Hugh Hewitt. He is a...
February 05, 2017
A Book for this Time: Watership Down
This is not a gentle time. People of the Word turn to words to step...
January 29, 2017
On Being Margaret: Have Sense and Sensibility
There are three daughters in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility and on the surface that is one...
January 09, 2017
These are not the mermaids we expected. . .
Today Columbus, the sailor and not the city, had a disappointing day. The report says:...
December 17, 2016
She Makes Bleak Golden
If you do not read Christina Rossetti, stop reading this now and go buy a...
December 14, 2016
Aspire to be Fezziwig: Isn’t It Time to Grow Up?
When I was a boy, my Papaws made me want to be old. They had...
December 10, 2016
Viewed from the Keel of a Canoe: Poetry for Gifting
Viewed from the Keel of a Canoe is a very good book of poetry by...
December 09, 2016
Stop Failing: Lessons from Virgil and Lucas
Don't Rejoice in Failure Dad knew a man who preached the same sermon every week....
December 06, 2016
We win! (Or Don’t be Troy)
Just when you think you have won, that is when many people lose. This lesson...
November 30, 2016
Exegesis of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” or Why Santa is a Spelling Error for Satan
If you have never sent a text to the Boss and had autocorrect change a...
October 26, 2016
We Should Walk and Teach
Why do we sit in rooms when Aristotle walked and talked? Socrates would walk out...
October 23, 2016
Hume Reminds Me: Take Me as I Am
When it comes to hard thinkers, it is all too easy to read them as...
October 22, 2016
The Matter of Britain: Cheer Up, We are Doomed
The Matter of Britain, the story of King Arthur, has defied great story telling. There...
October 07, 2016
A Story Will Save Us
A story is powerful enough to make something false appear attractive. Just now I am...
October 06, 2016
Fandoms are the Only Good Video Viewers . . . or Not
Meet a fan of a show like Buffy, Firefly, or Star Trek and a great many people are...
September 30, 2016
Living a Good Life in a Real City Requires Thinking
Recently a nice fellow on social media suggested my advice on some practical question proved...
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