Saturday, February 3, 2018

Saturday Good Reads

Canadian professor Jordan Peterson is in the news (and all over social media) these past two weeks for an interview he did with a BBC reporter. The reporter demonstrated what a lot of people call “media bias,” and Peterson was having none of it. The professor is also unusual for someone in secular academia – he sees the truth in the stories of the Old and New Testaments (and he doesn’t like the plethora of personal pronouns that have erupted upon the English language). Alastair Roberts at Alastair’s Adversaria has six things pastors could learn from Peterson, and it’s a good list.

Speaking of academia, Samuel James at Inklingations sees a connection between the attacks on freedom of speech at universities and that attackers are the first generation raised from the beginning in a digital culture.

Plough Magazine has a wonderful feature on Jack and Amy Baumgartner. Jack is the guy from Kansas whose photographs of his woodworking and art I feature here on a regular basis.

Some good poetry, good articles on faith, a fascinating story about Mozart, and a look at the protocol and process established for when one British monarch dies and the successor assumes the throne.


Why You Should Read and Write Poetry – Dwight Longenecker at The Imaginative Conservative.

Graveyard Prayer – Robert Cording at Image Journal.

The boat cemetery (Cento) – Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.


Wilderness Living – Sarah Rennicke at Altarwork.

Think on These Things – David Rupert at Red-Letter Believers.

I Am – Rich Lewis at Silence Teaches Us Who We Are.

What Pastors Could Learn from Jordan Peterson – Alastair Roberts at Alastair’s Adversaria.

The Wages – Father Jonathan Tobias at Second Terrace.

Art and Photography

Cactus – Tim Good at Photography by Tiwago.

Eva Frankfurther, Artist – Spitalfields Life.


The “Wild and Terrible” Mozart – Stephen Klugewicz at The Imaginative Conservative.

Life and Culture

St. Charles Darwin – Charlotte Allen at First Things Magazine.

The Perfect Tool: Jack and Amy Baumgartner – Susannah Black at Plough.

Millennials, Free Speech, and Analog Learning – Samuel James at Inklingations.

Trust and Engagement: A Leadership Jolt to Act – Jon Mertz at Thin Difference.


The Secret Protocol for When the Queen Dies
(Note: I am informed by an expert British source that the video contains an error -- existing currency is not withdrawn when a new monarch is crowned, but only gradually replaced as the currency wears out.) (Imagine, an error on the internet!)

Painting: Girl Reading, oil on canvas by Vanessa Bell (1879-1961).

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