Atlas School

Some of you have asked about Atlas School and what we do there. Here is a link to the website, if you have not already visited. I’ve just added a new section to the “mission statement” page, entitled “What We Do and Why”. It’s a sort of blow by blow of a school day, our…

Hellenestic Postures

The further we get from the source, the more painfully obvious it becomes that the Church has embibed unhealthy doses of Hellenism. And because the law of prayer is the law of belief (lex orandi lex credendi), the most potent influences are hoisted upon us in Christian worship. I quote from Uzukwu’s book Worship as…

The Gospel Means Freedom

I woke with a glorious thought this morning. We have forgotten that sin was a cruel task master. Sin bound our hands and minds and lied to us. It made us believe we lived in a small world. It gave us small minds and small eyes. Sin took away our hunger. Sin dulled the pain….

A Valentine Break-Up

It’s not too much to hope for more,When God’s love is unending.I’ll go in strength what e’er the choreThough chocolate still be pending. My love, I’ve sought to love you true.I’ve given without taking.Alas! My soul grows dim to you,Unless there’s chocolate baking. I swear with tears! No oath I void!My agony you’re sowing!My battered…

My wife says she wants me to take her to Narnia for summer vacation.

As it turns out, I have the blung.

More Annie Dillard

I began to respond to Nick’s question to the previous post, but it got so lengthy that I decided it had earned the standing of having its own post. So here it is: Nick et al, Dillard was born in 1945. She grew up in Pittsburg a Presbyterian it seems, converted or dabbled in Catholicism,…

Annie Dillard

I highly recommend a good sturdy dose of Annie Dillard. Dillard is a journalist with the heart of child. She absolutely loves creation, and is constantly stunned by the way it all works. She sees theology and philosophy in mountains, rivers, and insects. My favorite bits are her essay “An Expedition to the Pole” and…

My wife is Bookends! Which Simon and Garfunkel album are you?

I’m not usually into these quiz things, but I dig this music. As long as people tell me what I want to hear, I’ll advertise. You can take this quiz here.