The Fatal Flaw in Public Education

“It is capable of exact demonstration that if every party in the State has the right of excluding from the public schools whatever he does not believe to be true, then he that believes most must give way to him that believes least, and then he that bel…

The Great Commission

“There are certain pious moderns who will not allow the preacher to speak upon anything but those doctrinal statements concerning the way of salvation which are known as ‘the Gospel.’ We do not stand in awe of such criticism, for we clearly perceive t…

New Book Favs: 2010

1. The Chestnut King, N.D. Wilson2. Herman Bavinck, Ron Gleason3. Defending Constantine, Peter Leithart4. Generous Justice, Tim Keller5. What I Learned in Narnia, Douglas Wilson6. The Fort, Bernard Cornwell7. Colonel Roosevelt, Edmund Morris8. Loving …

New Music Favs: 2010

1. Still, Nathan Clark George and Mark Stoffel2. My Cry Ascends, Greg Wilbur 3. Twelfth Night, HEM4. The Distance In Between, Matthew Perryman Jones5. Infinite Arms, Band of Horses6. So Runs the World Away, Josh Ritter7. A Good Day, Priscilla Ahn8. Fe…

What I’ve Learned from TR

1. The first prerequisite of true leadership is a happy home. The private life is the proving ground for the public life.2. Leadership is the art of pursuing the ideal in the midst of a world that is something less than ideal—and never losing sight …

How to Deal with Critics

1. “Remember, it is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and swea…

Calvin on the Sanctity of Life

John Calvin, the leader of the Swiss Reformation said:“The unborn child…though enclosed in the womb of its mother, is already a human being…and should not be robbed of the life which it has not yet begun to enjoy. If it seems more horrible to ki…

Favorite Christmas Books

1. On Christmas: Poems, Essays, and Stories by G.K. Chesterton2. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens3. Corrie’s Christmas Memories by Corrie ten Boom4. Shepherds Abiding by Jan Karon5. No Holly for Miss Quinn by Miss Read6. Village Christmas by Miss…

Crafting a Winning Plan

Samuel Taylor was a proto-typical mild mannered small town pharmacist in the mid-nineteenth century. A family man, community leader, and life-long Methodist, he had a natural Midwestern aversion to controversy. But when the daughter of one of his cus…