Fair Trials and Kangaroo Courts: An Interpretive Philosophy

Fair Trials and Kangaroo Courts: An Interpretive Philosophy

I spent March on the road traveling to homeschool conventions. These are interesting events:  educators, professionals, and entrepreneurs of every stripe fill exhibit halls with their wares and spend literal hours on concrete floors explaining their materials. Wide-eyed parents are just trying to figure it all out so that their precious charges can get what they need to survive in the world... 

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A World Without Books and Other Catastrophes, or Why I Hate the Desert Island Game

A World Without Books and Other Catastrophes, or Why I Hate the Desert Island Game

Recently on our first BiblioFiles podcast, Ian posed the Desert Island Question:  If you were confined to a desert island with only three books, which would you choose? He and the rest of the CenterForLit staff laughed when I struggled to name three. I couldn’t decide. I was paralyzed. How could I possibly narrow it down to a mere three titles? 

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Christian Books and Christian Reading: Part Two

Christian Books and Christian Reading: Part Two

Ernest Hemingway’s prize winning 1953 novella The Old Man and the Sea opens on Santiago, an ancient fisherman, who is mired in an epic streak of bad luck. He has not caught a fish in many days – so many, in fact, that he is near starvation and has been shunned as cursed by the other fisherman in the small village where he lives and works. 

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Christian Books and Christian Reading

Christian Books and Christian Reading

If you have never read Jack London's 1908 story "To Build a Fire," you should put it on your winter reading list. This harrowing description of a man's struggle for survival in the sub-zero temperatures of the Yukon Territory will make this season's coldest day seem balmy by comparison. 

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