Here are some books I found helpful. None of them are flawless, and none of them embrace a full rounded approach toward faith and spiritual praxis. With those caveats, I still recommend these books to the discerning reader who is struggling with depression, addiction, intimacy, or dysfunctional family dynamics. I Don’t Want to Talk About … Continue reading Psychological Well-being
Why did the Cowardly Lion start going to counseling?
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Being perspective weekend, you will hear much about New College Franklin, about the excellence of our program and community. For this reason, I want to talk about education from a different perspective. I want to conclude some recent meditations on learning by exploring the experience of the educator. Oddly enough, I am going to … Continue reading The Poetics of Faith and Learning, Part 5 (fin)
To R. B. THE FINE delight that fathers thought; the strong Spur, live and lancing like the blowpipe flame, Breathes once and, quenchèd faster than it came, Leaves yet the mind a mother of immortal song. Nine months she then, nay years, nine years she long 5 Within her wears, bears, cares and … Continue reading Gerard Manley Hopkins Poem in Anticipation of College Talk
Personals In search of May-September romance in which the occasional scolding is enjoyed. Can share space with hypochondriac father-in-law. Wealthy Land Owner willing to burn his past down to the ground for love. Strong-Man hoping to be blinded by beauty. In need of grooming Book in search of Puritan-Type to worship its every word. Parallel lines in hope of … Continue reading Literary Personal Ads
To be a disciple is fundamentally to be a learner. But while a geometry student submits his mind to a proof or theorem, a learner of Christ is called to submit his whole being to God. And while the student may come to internalize a truth, the disciple can come to embody God’s presence. This is because both Learning and discipleship happen through a process of poetic formation. In … Continue reading The Poetics of Faith and Learning, Part 4
We saw that the study of Euclid can serve as an archetype of contemplative learning and that learning is itself personal and Trinitarian. Let’s slow down now and reflect upon how this might influence our own learning and teaching. Further Up and Further In Personal learning implies depth, depth which emerges in dialogue, and this requires more than frozen facts. Dialogue involves speech. … Continue reading The Poetics of Faith and Learning, Part 3