What I forgot to say

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

Note to a friend on why we homeschool…and a bit of encouragement.

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.

Avoiding a Scientistic Bias in the Study of History

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