Tag: education

Review of “The Vanishing American Adult” by Senator Ben Sasse

That the American people are increasingly petulant and immature is so common an observation that it is very nearly a tired one at this point. Fortunately, Senator Ben Sasse has written the book The Vanishing American Adult which not only makes this observation (and makes it very well), but also provides a few suggestions for how we…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode # 21: Susanna Wesley

Introductions A listener e-mail Knowing Susanna’s and her father Her marriage Her educational and religious methods Reading Susanna the writer Susanna the mother Susanna the preacher Passing On http://daringtolivefully.com/journal-prompts https://archive.org/details/seriousproposalt00aste http://www.quarterlyreview.org/pdfs/VOL23NO4WINTER2003.pdf

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #50: The Christian Humanist University

General Introduction – In which we put Season 4 to bed – David speaks in faith – Listener feedback – Looking for our most-distant listener – We apologize for last week’s rabbit trails – Nathan’s McLaren review fails to make significant waves – How we plan to spend our summer vacation Destroying the German University…

Are You a Teacher of Israel?: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 20 March 2011

Revised Common Lectionary Page for 20 March 2011 (Second Sunday of Lent, Year A) Genesis 12:1-4a •Psalm 121 •Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 •John 3:1-17 or Matthew 17:1-9 For some time I’ve been suspicious of too-simple invocations of “human nature,” and those invocations tend to fly fast and furious whenever someone’s ideology is working from blindness, the reductionism…

Link Cadillac

Stanley Fish notes the similarities in the right-wing and left-wing criticisms of the modern university. Patrick Deneen calls for public liberal arts education, not careerist college education, for all citizens. Andrew Perrimen offers N.T. Wright as good medicine both for neo-Calvinists and for Emergents. Joanne Barkan suggests new ways to think about the “failure” of…

Short Takes: A Celebration of (Christian) Humanism

I stumbled across this two-part essay a couple days ago, and although each of the three Christian Humanist Podcasters would likely take issue here and there with points of theology and philosophy, I thought the piece might be worth a read.  The essays originally appeared on The Circe Institute’s web page. In Praise of (Christian)…