What I'm Reading this Week
There are so many interesting books about alternatives to traditional primary schooling. I really struggled with what to read first. I was familiar with The Teenage Liberation Handbook by Grace Llewellyn so I decided to look into what else Grace has written. That search (at the local library) resulted in my discovery of a book she edited, Freedom Challenge: African American Homeschoolers. ...
Christian Anarchy and Marginalized Folks →
A dear friend of mine just completed a great piece on Christian Anarchy and its possible shortcomings. Check it out.
When God is a child there is joy in our song. The last shall be first and the...– Brian Wren Merry Christmas, friends.
For the Sake of Each Other
The arrest depicted in the video I posted here 3 days ago took place the first week in December. Prior to this event, during it, and after it (un)Occupy protesters have been quick to say that cops are part of the amorphous 99%. The refrain goes “they’re just doing their jobs” or “they’re victims of the system too” or “they’re just trying to put food...
Open Yale...Ivy League for Free.99 →
“Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn.” -Open Yale homepage This is a link to Open Yale’s Intro to Old Testament course (New Testament is also available). On this...
Reading List: The Education of Christians: Past,...
This list is from Boston College. The professor who taught this course handed out packets of reading material. I do have information about what was in each packet but it would be very time consuming to post all of it. However, the professor includes a general bibliography on history of church education. This bibliography is what I’m posting. If you would like information about the contents...
The Racial Wealth Gap →
This article is from a website called Jesus Radicals. In light of my study of the Old Testament, I consider this piece by Eda Uca Dorn to be an important resource. If you’re unfamiliar with Jesus Radicals or the concept of Christian Anarchy, take a look around the rest of the website.
How do we submit? By not being radical enough. Or by not being thorough enough,...– from Compromise, Hell! by Wendell Berry
Still on a Tangent
I was, am, and will probably always be a deep, tangential learner. I’m not talking about the kind of tangent that barely touches a myriad of ideas before digressing into utter nonsense. Instead, I’m referencing the process of touching a subject and then looking for traces of that subject in an array of unlikely places. For example, at an early age, I developed a fascination with...
It is in fact nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction...– Albert Einstein
Reading List: Eucharistic Theology
This reading list comes from the School of Ministry and Theology at Boston College. The person who so generously sent me this list included several others (the student who sent the lists from Candler also included more than the two I’ve posted). Get ready for more list posts very soon! Required Reading: Jean Corbon, The Wellspring of Worship Louis Marie Chauvet, The Sacraments: The Word...
Prophetic speech is the antidote to the illness from which we are not eager to...– Ellen F. Davis