G. K. Chesterton: Rallying the Really Human Things

By |2019-03-21T12:03:52-05:00April 12th, 2013|Categories: Christendom, Christian Humanism, Christianity, G.K. Chesterton|Tags: , , |

We need a rally of the really human things; will which is morals, memory which is tradition, culture which is the mental thrift of our fathers.[1] That was the judgment of G. K. Chesterton some seventy years ago in an essay entitled “Is Humanism a Religion?” In order to rally the really human things, [...]

The Unfairness of Fair Hair: Duty and Maturity in Little House in the Big Woods

By |2017-06-20T13:45:02-05:00September 28th, 2010|Categories: Bradley J. Birzer, Featured, Literature|Tags: |

Rereading the opening Little House book for the first time in probably half a decade, I was struck by the ways Wilder establishes the point of view for her protagonist—a four-year-old girl and second-born child. She expresses Laura’s thoughts about family members and fairness, for instance, with a simplicity that resonates with children, but [...]