It has been a busy day. Here we are at nearly 10 p.m., and the kids and I are waiting for the pizzas to come out of the oven. I had planned on focusing on the second half of Eugene Vodolazkin’s First Things post, “The New Middle Ages,” but as I read through it, I… Read More Straight and Zigzag
While I wanted to get Eugene Vodolazkin’s First Things post, “The New Middle Ages,” off my browser last night, I realized that I needed to take a closer look at it, and I’m hoping to get to that today. Right from the get-go, he dives into the notion of the past repeating itself. In fact,… Read More What’s Old is New Again, I Guess
I just chatted with Luke. He’s been watching the Olympics. It’s that time again, isn’t it? My cold, thus far, is pretty mild. The sore throat has been replaced with some hoarseness (I now have my Marge Simpson voice), a bit of a cough, and a slightly runny nose. I stayed home from church. Andi… Read More Should We Hold on Loosely?
It’s one of those days in which I can’t seem to accomplish much. Tomorrow will be worse. It’s 9:30 p.m. I have a memory card to download but little else. Maybe I’ll resort to the strategy I used yesterday, killing two birds with one stone: digging up inspiration and removing another tab from my browser.… Read More Round and Round
I’m beginning to think that if I had finished reading Gregory Wolfe’s Beauty Will Save the World when I started reading it four or five years ago, I would be further along in my struggle to understand art, truth, beauty, and goodness. On the other hand, if I had finished it then, I likely would… Read More Round and Round