Shared Learning and Cherry Pies

By now, school is in full swing all over the country – but it’s not just teachers and college professors who are teaching. Charity Singleton Craig writes at The High Calling about learning from her mother. I possibly could have discovered canned cherries on the Internet. In fact, when I decide on a recipe, it says [Read More...]

All Shall Be Well (Happy Birthday, T.S. Eliot)

It’s T.S. Eliot’s birthday today, and if you’re like me, you haven’t read nearly as much Eliot as you think you should. The early twentieth-century poet and essayist became a Christian in his thirties, and though he always (and reasonably, given he lived through World War I) saw the world as a difficult, bleak place, [Read More...]

Bodies Matter (For More Reasons Than You Might Think)

There’s a lot of talk these days about the importance of re-learning to work by hand, to make things, and to experience the kind of learning that we only experience through our bodies (instead of, say, through our computer screens). On this topic, I highly recommend Matthew Crawford’s wonderful, readable little book Shop Class as Soulcraft. Over [Read More...]

Melting Down to Grace

The New Yorker has been republishing bits and pieces of Flannery O’Connor’s prayer journals, which will be published in a book later this year. They’re locked down to subscribers, but even the small excerpts are wonderful to read. And my pastor put an excerpt in the church bulletin as a meditation this Sunday: All my [Read More...]


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