Sabermetrics and Grades

I’m a huge baseball fan, having played the game from six years old through college and watched it all my life. During those years, one of the more interesting developments has been the rise of interest in sabermetrics, an innovative attempt at empirically analyzing in-game activities to measure success. For example, traditional statistics measured straightforward outcomes like batting average (hits divided by at-bats) and statistics … Continue reading Sabermetrics and Grades

Stop Loving People, Part 4

I have delayed in producing this wrap-up of my series “Stop Loving People”, but by provocation have been engendered to go ahead and write it. The provocation is actually three-fold. The first fold of the provocation was the seed planted, which the latter two folds of the provocation caused to germinate. That first instance occurred as I happened upon G.K. Chesterton’s Orthodoxy after years of … Continue reading Stop Loving People, Part 4

Film Review: Justice League

By Craig McElvain In a film era drowning in excessive style and bloated special FX, it seems unlikely that one of the billion superhero flicks currently playing would buck the trend, yet that is exactly what occurs in Zach Snyder’s franchise offering—Justice League. I must confess, I did not enter the film arena filled with optimism for a “message” film. In fact, I assumed another … Continue reading Film Review: Justice League

Cabbage Hat Christians (Theology through the Eyes of Fiction Series)

There once was a man named Colonel Crane, and as his title may suggest, he was well respected in his community. He was well known and he could walk around in his hometown and people would see him and greet him. For a middle-aged man he was considered handsome and was widely regarded as a likeable man. This was the story of Colonel Crane, until … Continue reading Cabbage Hat Christians (Theology through the Eyes of Fiction Series)

A Boy Can Dream: Chesterton’s Distributist Economics & Wendell Berry’s Agrarian Ideal

By Fiona Hubbard It is a fascinating thing to witness the myriad of ways that a biblical worldview can be enacted in society. The fleshing out of seemingly simple principles is notably more difficult than most would think; one the most questionable areas of application is that of economics. Economics has been explored more and more in recent history as specialization has become extremely popular … Continue reading A Boy Can Dream: Chesterton’s Distributist Economics & Wendell Berry’s Agrarian Ideal

Virtue-Free Education—Long Live the Democracy!

It might go without saying, but I’m going to say it anyway to make sure we are all on the same page—modern American education is based upon a progressive worldview. This model of education is used almost wholesale in the Government (aka “Public”) schools and appears to be the most prevalent model in private (even Christian private) schools. One important difference in the educational approach … Continue reading Virtue-Free Education—Long Live the Democracy!

Classical Education and Hollywood’s Collapse

By Steve Turley, Tall Oaks Classical School and Eastern University I’m sure by now you’re all familiar with the fall of one of Hollywood’s most powerful players, the film producer and co-founder of Miramax Harvey Weinstein, over mass accusations of sexual assault and misconduct. Both The New York Times and The New Yorker reported originally on the testimonies of over a dozen women who had … Continue reading Classical Education and Hollywood’s Collapse