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Socrates and Jesus: On dangerous teaching methods and the lack of published works

Jesus and Socrates are alike in two striking ways. Not that we are the first to compare the two. Actually, I am singularly unversed in what other thinkers like Montaigne and Mill, Kierkegaard and Nietzsche had to say about the … Continue reading

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Three Ways We Should Read Sacred Scripture

In scene two of the third Act of Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence cautions Romeo, Wisely and Slow, they stumble that run fast. Now, even those who have not read the play can guess that Romeo probably did not take … Continue reading

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Two Reasons Why Things Are Difficult to Understand

As has been thoroughly set forth and expounded by the inimitable philosopher, the late great Duane Berquist, in a beautiful succinct and brilliant paper on this very subject, there are seven times when we need to go wisely and slow in … Continue reading

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Lent and Liberal Learning

Some things are never out of season and liberal education is one of them. As a matter of fact the Holy season of Lent provides the Christian with an opportunity to focus on the first thing that anyone should know about … Continue reading

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On small beginnings: Wisely and Slow Part V

Classical education has something to do with wisdom. It has something to do with becoming wise. The classical scholars among you will undoubtedly recognize two litotes in that clever opener. Of course classical education has something to do with wisdom. … Continue reading

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Two Reasons Why Things Are Difficult to Understand: Wisely and Slow Part IV

As has been thoroughly set forth and expounded here in a beautiful succinct and brilliant paper on this very subject, there are seven times when we need to go wisely and slow in our path towards wisdom, that is in … Continue reading

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The Brain: Organ of Thought? A Dialogue Part 2

Socrates: I trust that you enjoyed your meal. Langley: Yes very much thank you. Socrates: Then we may as well proceed where we left off. Langley: I agree, then we shall….but wait….we must remind ourselves of the question. Do you perchance … Continue reading

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The Brain: Organ of Thought? A Dialogue Part 1

  Langley: Greetings Socrates, what a pleasure to meet you so early in the  morning here in the Agora! Socrates: Why bless my soul! Is it morning already? I suppose I have lost my sense of time. As a matter of fact … Continue reading

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