Category Archives: Teaching

Household Wisdom and More

A couple of months ago I shared the Q Ideas video presentation of Andy Crouch concerning his recent book, The Tech-Wise Family.  The folks at Q Ideas recently released a “backstage” segment where Crouch got to add to his talk. … Continue reading

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Wendell Berry and Why I Reread the Lord of the Rings

From Wendell Berry’s essay, “In Defense of Literacy”: . . . We must know a better language.  We must speak, and teach our children to speak, a language precise and articulate and lively enough to tell the truth about the … Continue reading

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A Matter of Perspective

Sunday was quite a good day in the land of four-color funnies.  Here’s the visually impressive Frazz by Jef Mallett.  Wonderfully rendered. Today was the first day of school for students and teachers.  My last week has been packed with … Continue reading

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Arguments before Waterloo

An excerpt from Carl R. Trueman’s “Our Cultural Waterloo” recently posted to First Things: Colleges are where the battle for the minds of the next generation will take place. And Christian colleges cannot win merely by shouting Bible verses, however … Continue reading

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Life Outside

The summer has wound down, for the most part.  Learning, of course, never really ends. There’s always the fear, of course, that learning might not start . . . or that it gets suspended for a time.  And so this … Continue reading

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The Optimism of June (or 22 Junes of Practice)

These last couple of days have been nice, having wrapped up paperwork and gotten to relax some.  I thought this recent Frazz comic from Jef Mallett caught something of the end-of-school-year reality.  I’m sure there’s a commencement address or two … Continue reading

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“Rise Up, Oh Sleeper”

Well, I think I’m “done” enough that I can enjoy some summer vacation for a few days.  All of the necessary paperwork is done, for sure.  I’ll have to pick up some threads next week.  It’s been a good day, … Continue reading

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