For Sir Winston Churchill’s birthday, read what his great-grandson Jonathan Sandys has discovered to fill a void in scholarship on Britain’s wartime prime minister: his Christianity. Jonathan kindly took the time to have an interesting conversation with me about Churchill’s faith in Christ and what the
Aptly titled Wanted, Nathan Jacobson’s award-winning short film tells the story of Luke (a compelling performance by Rusty Martin, Courageous), a foster child who is welcomed into a family home right before his eighteenth birthday. Because of his troubled upbringing, Luke feels no one wants him, and
We were feeling pretty filled with ourselves a few hours ago. We had them 'on the run.' And now they strike in this coordinated fashion, and this was planned long before...I'm telling you, everybody's making fun of Donald Trump - 'bomb the shat out of them' is what his plan is...time for half measures with ISIS are over. This is so close to home now. Paris is next door to us, and it's like the United States, an open society. Now that openness has been taken advantage of by ruthless murderers who have wreaked havoc.
Geraldo Rivera’s humbling thoughts after his daughter, Simone, escaped the Paris terrorist attacks
France gave us Baron Montesquieu, Marquis de Lafayette, Alexis de Tocqueville, the Louisiana Purchase, the language of diplomacy and dance, Blaise Pascal, Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Frédéric Bastiat, Alexandre Dumas, Joan of Arc, Napoleon Bonaparte, Claude Monet, Claude Debussy, Gabriel Fauré, the Statue of Liberty; a
The questions that you've asked so far at this debate illustrate why the American people don't trust the media. This is not a cage match. And you look at the questions - 'Donald Trump, are you a comic book villain? Ben Carson, can you do math? John Kasich, will you insult two people over here? Marco Rubio, why don't you resign? Jeb Bush, why have your numbers fallen?' How about talking about the substantive issues people care about? ...Let me be clear: the men and women on this stage have more ideas, more experience, more common sense than every participant in the Democratic debate. That debate reflected a debate between the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the CNBC GOP Presidential Debate on October 28th, 2015
There’s a saying common in education circles: Don’t teach students what to think; teach them how to think. The idea goes back at least as far as Socrates. Today, what we call the Socratic method is a way of teaching that fosters critical thinking, in part by encouraging students to question their own unexamined beliefs, as well as the received wisdom of those around them. Such questioning sometimes leads to discomfort, and even to anger, on the way to understanding. But vindictive protectiveness teaches students to think in a very different way. It prepares them poorly for professional life, which often demands intellectual engagement with people and ideas one might find uncongenial or wrong. The harm may be more immediate, too. A campus culture devoted to policing speech and punishing speakers is likely to engender patterns of thought that are surprisingly similar to those long identified by cognitive behavioral therapists as causes of depression and anxiety. The new protectiveness may be teaching students to think pathologically.
Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, “The Coddling of the American Mind,” The Atlantic, September 2015
…Woodlawn’s coach tries to reform the team in his own strength, and learns that the real solution is supernatural. Changing structure is collective and merely external, not what changes individual souls. Football levels the playing field in the story of racial tension, and like in The Blind Side,