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#Review Charlotte Mason

Charlotte Mason
Hidden Heritage and Educational Influence
By Margaret A. Coombs
ISBN: 9780718894023

“She offers a comprehensive and splendidly illustrated account of her subject, carefully recording the influence of the clergy, who had such a controlling interest in education in Mason’s time.” 8 more words


#Review Content and Method

Content and Method in Christian Theology
A Case Study of the Thought of Nels Ferré
By Alan P.F. Sell
ISBN: 9780227174487

“This is a very good book for all who should be concerned about the relation between philosophy and theology, if only to learn from Ferré’s adventurous mistakes.” 10 more words



As the weather warms up it occurs to me that I see more advertisements for retreats and retreat-like activities.  The spa area heats up along with their marketing themes where customers can choose any number of health and relaxation techniques, from mud baths, to sitting in a Medieval mine breathing in the unpolluted and pollen free air, that may or may not have a good dose of Radon with it. 553 more words

Stiffen the Sinews and Stir the Blood: Shakespeare and Rhetoric in the Church Times

About a month ago I had a bit of luck, winning a short subscription to the Church Times in a competition on Twitter.  (Yes, I do feel like a character in a Catherine Fox novel, why do you ask?)  And, of course, instead of simply enjoying this unexpected treat, I found myself spotting Shakespeare references in the columns, and wondering about the rhetorical work they were doing.  1,034 more words