We Should Walk and Teach

Why do we sit in rooms when Aristotle walked and talked? Socrates would walk out to the country and dialog. Plato pictured conversations that often were in motion. That was a hard question my students asked and I had no good answer, so we went outside and we walked our fields and talked. One student pointed [Read More…]

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My Jedi Moment: Celebrating Halloween Well Three Ways

Halloween is coming. If you are convinced it is a pagan holiday, you are celebrating the wrong festival. Pagans had a fall holiday, Christians had a fall holiday. Some pagans became Christians and Christians appropriated some aspects of the pagan holiday to make a theological point. Modern pagans, who make up almost everything they do, [Read More…]

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Love Nature, Because God

Aristotle had a problem. His students did not wish to do science, because mucking about with things like “worms” was not a worthy project for a gentleman. He wanted them to do research and science, but the delicate students thought it was beneath them. He says: If any person thinks the examination of the rest [Read More…]

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Hume Reminds Me: Take Me as I Am

When it comes to hard thinkers, it is all too easy to read them as judges. Does this guy line up with what I think? If so, then I can strip mine his writing for pithy quotes that make me seem smart! If not, then I can take him down and a critical essay is [Read More…]

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The Matter of Britain: Cheer Up, We are Doomed

The Matter of Britain, the story of King Arthur, has defied great story telling. There are good books about Arthur, Once and Future King is the best, and even a classic, L’Morte d’Arthur, but the story is better than any of the books. Of films and television we should not speak given the generally horrible quality of the [Read More…]

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