Monthly Archives: April 2014

Chesterton on Reading

A poem by G.K. Chesterton Commercial Candour (On the outside of a sensational novel is printed the statement: ‘The back of the cover will tell you the plot.’) Our fathers to creed and tradition were tied, They opened a book … Continue reading

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Defoe on Trusting God

“So little do we see before us in the world, and so much reason have we to depend cheerfully upon the great Maker of the world, that He does not leave His creatures so absolutely destitute, but that in the … Continue reading

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God and the Art of Lawn Mower Maintenance

Summer in Houston can border on unbearable.  As a friend of mine once said, “It’s like living on the surface of the sun…under water.”  One result is that mowing one’s lawn becomes a dreaded ordeal to be avoided at all … Continue reading

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Sayers on Easter

“Let us, in heaven’s name, drag out the divine drama from under the dreadful accumulation of slipshod thinking and trashy sentiment heaped upon it, and set it on an open stage to startle the world into some sort of vigorous … Continue reading

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Chesterton on Easter

“On the third day the friends of Christ coming at day-break to the place found the grave empty and the stone rolled away. In varying ways they realized the new wonder; but even they hardly realized that the world had … Continue reading

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Jack Bauer Ethics

In honor of the recent announcement that the TV show 24 is returning after a multi-year hiatus, allow me to offer up a meditation on why I find Jack Bauer a compelling moral character and positive role model. To be … Continue reading

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When We Assume

As the administrator of a Christian high school, I often feel for many of my colleagues who must do the same task in a secular environment.  Don’t get me wrong; it’ s not because I think they have to work … Continue reading

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