From My Bookshelf

Sep
16

Yes, but actually no.

This is what I'm talking about. Again from Gatto: There seems to me to be two “official” ways to look
5 min read
Jul
23

Gatto's Got Me Thinking

I know that I am way too tender to be reading John Taylor Gatto, but his Dumbing Us Down (1992)
6 min read
Jun
30

Did Shakespeare Write Shakespeare?

Jonathan Bates takes on the "Who wrote Shakespeare?" conspiracy theory.
5 min read
Jul
25

What Script Writing and Event Producing Have in Common

I was browsing around the movie section of a bookstore (because if you’re going to take a break from
2 min read
Jul
23

Dorthy L. Sayers and Learning Anything

Dorthy Sayers, in her speech, The Lost Tools of Learning, outlines how the use of language is the primary goal
2 min read
Jul
11

Most can't be a great preacher/teacher every week

Spending five years in a context that saw a consistent line of itinerant speakers really gave me an appreciation for
2 min read
Jul
04

Why the Church Calendar Doesn't Work

I’ve been wading into the details of the liturgical year, so I asked Evan if he had any threads
1 min read
Jul
03

Religion in America

This 4th of July, I bring you another quote from Alexis de Tocqueville. Happy Independence Day! There is an innumerable
2 min read
Jan
31

The Quiet Power of Introverts

On Matt’s recommendation, i listened through Suzan Cain’s book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That
4 min read
Dec
11

A Finals' Week Reading from Nassim Taleb

As the academic season comes to its groundhog day, I can’t help but pass along this from Nassim Nicholas
3 min read