Why does it bother people so much that my daughter isn’t going to college? She doesn’t want to…she wants to dance. So we said, “Go for it. You have a gift. Do what you have to do to try and make it happen.” I even suggested auditioning for a ballet company in Eastern Europe where … More Because there’s nothing magical about college
My oldest daughter, Grace, dances beautifully. Every time I watch her she amazes me more. That isn’t just a proud father talking. I’ve had other people…dads…rough, football loving, never-been-to-a-ballet-until-they-had-a-little-girl dads tell me how much they enjoy watching Grace dance. Anyone who has seen her understands why. She exudes a combination of strength and beauty that … More What I forgot to say
Grace is now 17 and in 11th grade. We started homeschooling her in kindergarten. When she was four we sent her to half day pre-K. Christopher would crawl around the house looking for her. We found that her half day absence severely cut any potential family time. So we homeschooled. We now have 6 kids, … More Note to a friend on why we homeschool…and a bit of encouragement.
Another excerpt from my history lectures: The scholar Huston Smith in his book Why Religion Matters talks about a modern tunnel of which “Scientism” is the floor. What he means by scientism is not merely science as a useful tool for understanding the stuff of the world, but science as the standard by which all … More Avoiding a Scientistic Bias in the Study of History
Here is an excerpt from one of my history lectures: If we are to take Jesus at his word, then the primary contenders for human devotion are and have always been God and Mammon. People either submit to God as the one with total control and true authority or worship mammon in effort to manipulate … More God or Mammon: excerpt from a history lecture