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January 09, 2015
A perceptive review of our book on the Imagination
The always-interesting Greg Forster has written a very perceptive review of the new book I...
January 08, 2015
Who wants to go to Germany in 2017?
In 2017, two years from now, we will be marking the 500th anniversary of the...
December 31, 2014
The #1 most popular Cranach blog post of the year
The year's most viewed post by far was not written this year, but rather in...
December 22, 2014
He will build you a House
We are on the road for Christmas, and we worshipped on the last Sunday of...
December 08, 2014
In the earlier days of this blog, we were renowned for the high level of...
December 04, 2014
My new book on the imagination
I have published a new book, one that I collaborated on with Matt Ristuccia, an...
October 03, 2014
The Royals and the other playoff teams
After a thrilling 12-inning game that went back and forth all night, the Kansas City...
October 02, 2014
The abortion talk
My daughter has published a brilliant article in the Federalist! I am so proud. From...
August 12, 2014
The island that time forgot
Back when I was in graduate school, I took a course on American English. We...
July 04, 2014
America at 238–what’s to love?
The United States of America is 238 years old today. And, arguably, feeling its age. ...
June 17, 2014
On the NBA championship
For the first time, I actually followed the NBA this season. That was due to...
June 02, 2014
The imagination as the forgotten power of the mind
When we think of the mind, we tend to think of the intellect, our ability...
May 26, 2014
My father, a member of the occupying army in Europe just after World War II,...
May 12, 2014
Our daughter Mary sent her mother this touching, sentimental musical tribute. I would like to...
May 01, 2014
Meet me in St. Louis–for CCLE conference
The Consortium for Classical and Lutheran Education will be holding its annual conference July 15-17...
April 25, 2014
19th century super-novels
My post about Les Miserables provoked some good discussion--including teaching me another telling internet abbreviation...
April 10, 2014
New car fever
You don't need a new car, said one of the Tappet brothers on Car Talk,...
February 05, 2014
An actor’s death by heroin
On Monday, a complete stranger came up to me and said, "Hey, you know who...
February 03, 2014
Lutheranism is not boring–vocation is
For me, growing up in perhaps the blandest version of mainline liberal Protestantism, Lutheranism, far...
January 13, 2014
The real Osage County
I grew up in northern Oklahoma, so I've been noting with bemusement how Osage County...
November 15, 2013
My take on the Lutheran/Calvinist discussion
Some thoughts on the discussion about Lutherans and Calvinists that was provoked by thoughts from...
November 04, 2013
A member has been added to your Body
On the Sunday of All Saints yesterday, a new saint was added to the number...
November 04, 2013
Flying into a crime scene
Flying into California for my grandson's baptism, I had to connect through LAX. This was...
November 01, 2013
Naming the blessed dead
All Saints' Day is the Christian Memorial Day, a time to remember loved ones who...
October 15, 2013
Hitting retirement age
When you are young, you want to get older, looking forward to milestone birthdays--16 (I...
October 02, 2013
Yet another crown for the aged
Our grandchildren are coming in great profusion and in rapid succession. Our other daughter had...
September 27, 2013
Off for the baptism of Michael Gustavus
This weekend, I'm making a mad dash to Oklahoma to be there for the baptism...
September 24, 2013
The Crown of the Aged
I am the grateful recipient of the Biblical blessing: "May you see your children's children!"...
August 09, 2013
Mazeppa and Teddy Jack Eddy
I told you about the Tulsa mini-renaissance of my college days in the 1970s, mentioning...
July 29, 2013
The Tulsa Sound
J. J. Cale died, the musician and songwriter responsible with Leon Russell for developing the...
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