Do Christian Kids Need Christian Education?

By |2014-01-14T14:45:16-06:00August 16th, 2013|Categories: Christianity, Liberal Learning|Tags: |

There’s nothing like having school-age children to get you thinking about education. Yes, I went to college for eleven straight years (from B.A. to Ph.D.), and yes, I have taught at the college level for eleven years, too. But I had never thought so much about education—specifically, what kind of education is best for [...]

Five Compelling Religious Biographies

By |2018-12-21T14:42:24-06:00December 17th, 2012|Categories: Books, Christmas, Conservatism, Gifts for Imaginative Conservatives|Tags: |

People love biographies, and I am regularly asked to recommend good ones during the lead-up to Christmas. One of the most frustrating things about the bookselling business is that there is no necessary correlation between the prominent placement of books at the bookstore, or the review of them in newspapers and magazines, and the [...]

In Search of the City on a Hill

By |2014-01-05T20:36:00-06:00November 25th, 2012|Categories: Books, Christianity, Film|Tags: , |

Richard M. Gamble. In Search of the City on a Hill: The Making and Unmaking of an American Myth. The phrase “city on a hill” has become inextricably tied to Ronald Reagan. Some Americans may even think that Reagan, rather than Jesus, coined it. Reagan routinely spoke of America as that “shining” city (a descriptor [...]

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