Five Reasons to Attend St. John’s College

By |2016-03-26T13:04:27-05:00April 3rd, 2014|Categories: Christopher B. Nelson, Community, Education, Liberal Learning, St. John's College|Tags: |

Now is the time of year when students finishing high school have to make a thrilling and at the same time daunting choice: Which college should I attend in the fall? Those who are lucky enough to have multiple options often must choose among schools that are quite different in character. The decisions are [...]

Renewal and Liberal Education

By |2016-03-26T13:04:27-05:00March 28th, 2014|Categories: Christopher B. Nelson, Education, Liberal Arts, Liberal Learning, St. John's College|Tags: |

It is been a long winter in the eastern United States, including here in the mid-Atlantic. It’s late March as I write this, and we are just starting to see the tops of daffodils and crocuses that usually appear a month earlier. Delayed spring means delayed renewal. Everyone feels it—the desire to get outside [...]

The Fear of the Past and the Progress of the Saints

By |2016-02-12T15:28:15-05:00February 7th, 2014|Categories: Christianity, G.K. Chesterton, Joseph Pearce, Progressivism|Tags: |

Much of the progressivist contempt for the past is not merely arrogance or ignorance but is a response to a perceived threat, a reaction caused by a fear of the other. The past is a different country, they do things differently there. The past is strange. It is populated by strangers; by foreigners. For [...]

Doing Well by Doing Good?

By |2018-12-12T17:59:13-05:00February 4th, 2014|Categories: Capitalism, Christopher B. Nelson, Economics, Featured, Morality, St. John's College|Tags: |

Corporate scandals over the last two decades, followed by the crash of the economy in 2008, have brought about widespread skepticism toward America’s corporate leaders. Almost daily there are calls for new legal and regulatory reforms directed at businesses, especially banks and investment firms. Some corporations have even begun to reassess their own business [...]