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Video: Great Books in Fall 2014

It’s New Student Orientation, and earlier today I had the pleasure of meeting students assigned to my Great Book I sections, plus their parents in a separate meeting.  177 more words

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Plato Channels Nigel Tufnel

Great Books Project posts in consecutive weeks? That hasn’t happened in a while! Let’s get right to it.

Here are the readings for the coming week: 802 more words


It's a Cover Reveal: Sins of Sevin by Penelope Ward


(A standalone)

A Contemporary Romance novel

New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author

Penelope Ward

Cover Information

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Prophecy and Apocalypse in Isaiah

The book of Isaiah, a favorite of Jesus and his followers, is unique in the Tanakh. While the the author laments the fallen and sinful nature of the Israelites, he looks forward to a future of redemption wherein Jerusalem will regain its glory. 287 more words


There's treasure to be found in discount bookstores.

It may sound rather overblown to make the claim above but, it does seem to be invariably true. Yes, of course it depends very much on what you’re looking for, and let’s face it, some of our hobbies and interests are somewhat esoteric in nature but, armed with an open mind and an open eye it’s amazing what you can find. 744 more words


Viola the refugee

A year ago I had to decide on a Shakespeare play for my Great Books II course and narrowed the options to The Tempest, As You Like It, 1,140 more words

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Preparing and Leading a Discussion on Mary and Martha

On a number of occasions, I have led seminars with teachers on the stories in Luke’s and John’s Gospels that feature Mary and Martha. These include Luke 10:38-42, John 11, and John 12:1-10. 2,393 more words