This post continues an exploration of vocation. In part I, work (or career) was distinguished from our universal vocation to personhood. Yet, personhood, our primary vocation, is not realized in abstraction. In accord with its nature, personhood exists and develops in a social context. One such context is work. Work is an arena in and … Continue reading A Word on Hope: Vocation in Light of the Baltimore Riots, Part II of III
What did the reporter say after a last minute pardon from being hanged?
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What kind of report did the lonely policeman file?
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In groundbreaking work, Senior Ashley Pasely claims that Shakespeare may have been one of the English Language’s “most important authors.” Citing heretofore little known studies, using statistical data from surveys, and her own finely developed “intuition for good writing,” Tennessee college graduate claims Shakespeare to be “a writer of important things which are both deep … Continue reading Groundbreaking Research Upholds Common Consensus, Shakespeare Truly One of the Best
Day Laborers by Steve Houston. The riots in Baltimore are about race, equality, and economics, but ultimately, the problem goes deeper than civil or social reform. There is a crisis of hope, and the human person can only truly flourish in the context of hope. While civil and social reform aim at the protection of human dignity, such … Continue reading A Word on Hope: Vocation in Light of the Baltimore Riots, Part I of III
We have begun to organize an online journal at NCF. At first, it was thought we might try to post several articles a week, much in the style of a college newspaper. But as we took a closer look at our resources, it became clear that such a publishing schedule would be exhausting and promote … Continue reading How Can I Tell: Beginnings of a College Journal
I have the privilege of teaching at a college that is populated by very dedicated students. Young adults dedicated, not only to their education, but to the community and people around them. But I am doubly aware of their diligence whenever I remember that they work 20-30 hours a week at part-time jobs simply to attend New College … Continue reading College Scholarship for Hardworking Students
St. George’s Day happens to be our founding day. Our college is six years old this year. St. George also happens to be the “patron-saint” of Roan House. The celebration included: Viking Chess & Kan-Jam & Cornhole Hotdogs, Hamburgers, Salad & Chips Roastings, Laughter, Praise and blessing Continue reading St. George’s Day & Faculty/Staff Appreciation
We held an informal Arithmetic class at a students home last night. Not only was it a lovely place to watch a movie and talk shop, but it was also a great chance to get to know the freshman a bit better. It is easy to forget how significant a little hospitality can be. An added surprise … Continue reading New College Jam
There was recently some disagreement between different parties at the college. In my catastrophic thinking, this spelled the doom for our little community. To my delight, I found a number of students who had taken it upon themselves to pray. Seeing them reminded me of God’s sovereignty, and showed me that through His power He had … Continue reading Bearing Fruit