Aaron Ames

Aaron Ames

About Aaron Ames

Aaron Ames teaches Philosophy, Rhetoric, and Literature at Trinity Christian Academy in Lexington, Kentucky. Mr. Ames is a graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary, where he earned an M.A. in Theological Studies with an emphasis in Philosophy, as well as an M.A. in Biblical Studies, with emphases in New Testament and Greek. He has an undergraduate degree in Letters and Classics from the University of Oklahoma.

Beauty and the Imagination

By |2019-02-01T10:10:26-05:00January 27th, 2019|Categories: Beauty, Christian Humanism, Culture, G.K. Chesterton, Imagination, Nature, Order, Timeless Essays|

The imagination is a gift from God, given in His own image, to conceive of a Glorious Reality that does exist, that we cannot yet fully see... Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords our readers the opportunity to join Aaron Ames, as he considers the Divine source of beauty and imagination.—W. Winston Elliott [...]

Reductio ad Machinam: Human Identity in the Age of Machines

By |2019-08-01T23:57:35-05:00December 9th, 2018|Categories: Character, Charity, Community, Compassion, Conservatism, Culture, Imagination, Modernity|

"Technique has penetrated the deepest recesses of the human being. The machine tends not only to create a new human environment, but also to modify man's very essence…. He must adapt himself, as though the world were new, to a universe for which he was not created. He was made to go six kilometers an [...]

The Fisher-Price God: A Call to Childlike Play

By |2019-08-15T12:51:19-05:00October 20th, 2018|Categories: Christian Living, Happiness, Josef Pieper, Philosophy, Wisdom|

Play is a deeply spiritual activity because play is primarily about community. The joy present between two that are playing together is a shared joy. It is neither the possession of one nor the other… But let us ever praise him, and extol His bounty, following our delightful task To prune these growing Plants, [...]

The Symphony of Beauty & Love in the Garden

By |2019-05-29T14:11:19-05:00February 10th, 2018|Categories: Beauty, Christianity, Culture, Faith, Family, Love, Marriage|

A genuinely ordered marriage is predicated on producing something more beautiful than the mere sum of its two parts, in the form of a third and synthesizing part: a child. Indeed, what they produce together is something new, something worthwhile, something beautiful. After all, two chords played separately are still not as beautiful as [...]

Beauty and the Imagination

By |2019-07-30T14:07:53-05:00July 16th, 2017|Categories: Beauty, Christian Humanism, Featured, G.K. Chesterton, Imagination, Nature, Order, Theology|

The imagination is a gift from God, given in His own image, to conceive of a Glorious Reality that does exist, that we cannot yet fully see… Why is a sentence from C.S. Lewis delightful while an equally true statement by another, ordinary writer, is not? “I believe in Christianity as I believe the [...]