Updating myself at Redeemed Reader

J. B. Cheaney writes for World and for children.  With fellow children’s lit author Emily Whitten, she has a blog entitled  Redeemed Reader | Kids books. Culture. Christ.  They discuss kiddy-lit, yes, but also lots of other things, from homeschooling to our current cultural condition.  Anyway, they did an interview with me, which they are posting in two parts.  In addition to discussing classical education and vocation,  I take the occasion to update some of what I wrote in my books Reading Between the Lines and Postmodern Times.

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  • Booklover

    I agree with your answer to question #2 on postmodernism. Sometimes it seems like I am the only one in my circle who does. It is bewildering what the response to 9/11 has become.

    You also mentioned that Christianity has a “content.” This would be a jolt to some churches which believe that Christianity is mostly an experience that happens to each person.

    Your discussion of the classical liberal arts on question #5 was also valuable. The topic is fresh on my mind because I just viewed a play, “The History Boys,” which could have been a wonderful argument for classical liberal arts, but it sunk into such vulgarity that I still have a sick feeling in my stomach. It seems lately that a creator of any play, musical, or film feels he or she must add vulgarity and sexual unholiness in order to be accepted and applauded.

  • Booklover

    I agree with your answer to question #2 on postmodernism. Sometimes it seems like I am the only one in my circle who does. It is bewildering what the response to 9/11 has become.

    You also mentioned that Christianity has a “content.” This would be a jolt to some churches which believe that Christianity is mostly an experience that happens to each person.

    Your discussion of the classical liberal arts on question #5 was also valuable. The topic is fresh on my mind because I just viewed a play, “The History Boys,” which could have been a wonderful argument for classical liberal arts, but it sunk into such vulgarity that I still have a sick feeling in my stomach. It seems lately that a creator of any play, musical, or film feels he or she must add vulgarity and sexual unholiness in order to be accepted and applauded.