I feel like I have been neglecting things around here lately. We’re busy preparing for our tax appointment this week so I’m spending lots of time adding numbers and organizing receipts.
I’m doing a giveaway at my learning blog for three copies of The Old Schoolhouse 2013 Print Annual. It’s a great piece with lots of encouraging articles. Please stop by and register to win and get the word out!
In the meantime, some links in random order…
In Defense of Philosophy is a website created by Cedarville alums and students to protest the elimination of the philosophy department. If you aren’t familiar with Cedarville, it’s a Baptist college in the middle of Nowhere, Ohio. I’ve been there and some people who have had a very positive influence in my life are Cedarville grads. One of the people who comments over there mentions Dr. Grier who I have had the privilege of meeting a few times and hearing him speak/preach. The man is brilliant. I can only imagine what it would have been like to have him as a philosophy professor. Anyway, this is their protest and I hope they succeed. It is scandalous to think that a Christian university believes there is no need for a philosophy department. Read the testimonials over there. Person after person speaks of the fact that their experiences in the philosophy classes were the best part of their college career. Why? Because they learned to think.
Related to this is Peter Enn’s Can Evangelical Colleges and Seminaries Be Truly Academic Institutions? Good food for thought.
Time to Give Up or Time to Fight On? is an interview by Hugh Hewitt with Larry Arnn, president of Hillsdale College, on how constitutional conservatives should respond to the recent election.
And on the topic of the election: Obama supporters shocked, angry at new tax increases. The entire thing is just hilarious if it wasn’t so sad. I could rant about this one for hours, but I’ll spare you. (However, anyone else may feel free to rant in the comments. I’ll enjoy your rant.)
For the Downton fans… Gracious Servanthood in Downton Abbey
Did anyone else watch Class of ’96 when it was on? I was so bummed when they cancelled it. Wish it would come out on DVD. I’d like to see it again. It was basically 90210 for the brainy kids.