Under the Plane Tree: Where Desire Meets Power

Love cannot abide the abuse of power. Or so it seems to me after a weekend watching politics and reading Phaedrus with friends. We were led by Professor Al Geier and the contrast between the two activities was remarkable. Politics is, probably rightly, about winning. If you have to get it done in South Carolina [Read More…]

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After South Carolina: The Undiscovered Country with a Brief History Lesson

Donald Trump won the South Carolina primary building on his New Hampshire win. He is the frontrunner, but South Carolina will also trim the field of the first frontrunner: Jeb Bush. Last night proved a new era of Republican Party politics has begun. This race for the Republican nomination has no perfect historic parallel, but it [Read More…]

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Don’t Kill A Mocking Bird

The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.” – To Kill A Mocking Bird   If you go to school in the United States, To Kill A Mockingbird was part of school. My mom’s generation saw Gregory Peck as the heroic lawyer, Atticus Finch, who was more concerned about justice [Read More…]

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Why does Bernie Sanders say he is a socialist?

As a full grown adult, Senator Sanders was a socialist. He still calls himself a socialist. What does he mean by it? One form of socialism killed more people than any form of government in human history. Fortunately, communism isn’t the only form of socialism and Sanders was never a communist. Still, my friends on [Read More…]

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Education: What Has Changed What Has Not

If Jesus had online educational capacity, He would not have had 612 apostles. Online education is a tool, but it is a tool that impacts geography and access to information. We can now dialog on a great book, even if we are hundreds of miles apart. This weekend students, staff, and faculty of The Saint [Read More…]

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