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The Tyranny of the Absolute

Further musings on legalism, liberty, and the difference between the two I am frustrated by people who paint me into a corner by forcing me to defend from Scripture my “right” to do something … instead of working within the boundaries of liberty set up by Scripture. They ask the […]

The Loving Touch

I was musing this morning on the Italian church in Venice, pastored by missionary Frank King. (We hope to worship with them this spring if the Italy trip works out for our 11/12th graders.)  The believers’ love for one another was so evident. Part of it was cultural — all Italians greet […]

The Artist and The Author

To quote from a theater company I was reading about today: Artaud put it over sixty years ago in “No More Masterpieces” “Masterpieces of the past are good for the past: they are not good for us. We have the right to say what has been said and even what […]

Jefferson, Mann, and Us

[post from our time at Covenant College, doing MEd coursework; class by Kaufmann and Greene called School and Society; worth reposting] Today Dr Kaufmann (he wants us to call him Steve but he’s just so fatherly that I have trouble doing it! =) talked about Jefferson’s “fair experiment” to create […]

On Story

I hate literature by Christians that beats you over the head with its moral. And I like it when smart people agree with me. So I submit this Flannery O’Connor quote that was buried in a footnote in a philosophy of reason/religion book I have to read: “Now this is […]