Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

One year ago, we vowed. My wife is as warm as June. As happy as July. Steady like an August moon Or morning kiss from September sky. October breaks just as her light. Her laugh is November gold. Her spirit gentle as December’s white and her calm a January glow. Shy like February’s count But her smile is the […]

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Do Kids Need Social Media to Succeed?

When you think of the things children need to succeed later in society,  you probably think of things like good education, a stable family life, and lots of love and emotional support. One thing you probably don’t think of? Social media. I’m not sure I’ve ever read a parenting book or a sociological report on childhood […]

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Movie Review: “Captain America: Civil War” (2016)

The best superhero film of the millennium (thus far) is Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. It’s a brooding masterpiece, drenched in noir and teeming with the questions of life that we face every day. That its hero is a comic book warrior is almost irrelevant; it is a film rooted firmly in the moral battles […]

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Debunking 3 Myths About Homeschooling

When you hear the word “homeschool,” what do you think? Do you think of underground bunkers filled with fringe evangelical families trying avoid any infecting contact with the outside world? Do you think of rural nightmares where parents stash children in home like pets and feed them anti-government conspiracies? If you do, you desperately need […]

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Tassels and Truth

I spent about four hours of my Monday night at a college graduation. My wife was being awarded her degree in elementary education, and she was joined by (according to the college president) 995 other undergraduates. Graduates were welcomed, inducted, charged, presented, and awarded, in that order. The night was long; speeches repeated, processionals and […]

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Of Mothers and Imaginations

In his poem “Elegy in a Country Churchyard,” the English poet Thomas Gray memorably reflected on the legacy of un-famous lives buried in a rural graveyard. Let not Ambition mock their useful toil // Their homely joys, and destiny obscure; Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile // The short and simple annals of the […]

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Sitting Athwart History

Timothy George’s profile of Capitol Hill Baptist Church and its senior pastor, Mark Dever, is a joy to read. It was a joy for me personally because my wife and I are members of a church in Louisville that owes much to Dever and Capitol Hill. My pastor, Greg Gilbert, studied under Dever, and Third […]

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What I’m Reading

I thought I’d share some of my current reads. Right now I have a list about 6-7 books deep that I hope to get through before my wife’s due date of August 1. We’ll see about that, I suppose. Keep in mind that none of these blurbs are necessarily recommendations, for the simple reason that […]

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