Category: Books

Freakonomics: Three Years Late 2

Freakonomics: Three Years Late

I just finished Freakonomics. Yes, I know I’m late. That’s okay. It actually had some interesting things to say about education and race and economics that will color my thinking about the other reading I’ve been doing. The most important thing I realized while reading is that you have to...

The Little Book 0

The Little Book

My exegesis prof had us buy a book called The Elements of Style, by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White. To us and many other modern students, it was known as “Strunk and White”, but on the campus of Cornell in the early 20th, it was simply “the little book”....

The Benefit of Understanding Sin 0

The Benefit of Understanding Sin

I was strangely intrigued today by a long passage of a 150-page  book I’ve been trying to read for a little over two years now (my interest level has been decidedly low up to this point…this is found on page 121-122), Don Everts’ God in the Flesh. The point is...

Four Truths About Education in America 1

Four Truths About Education in America

I just finished reading Charles Murray’s Real Education: Four simple truths for bringing America’s schools back to reality, and found it quite refreshing, and not just because I thought two of these things to be true before reading. Analyzing statistics on education, intelligence, ability, and achievement colleceted over the last hundred years, Murray says there are four things we must accept if we’re going to improve education in the US


Read Books: They Make You Smarter

Wade‘s back from his hiatus, and has some book recommendations: Here are several books I’ve just read or am about to finish. 1. What Would Jesus Deconstruct? I loved this book. Caputo is sharp, funny, and able to explain deconstruction in a constructive way. 2. The Reason for God. This...

McGrath on Liberalism 0

McGrath on Liberalism

I’m rereading in preparation for my comments on Alister McGrath’s chapter of Four Views, and I just came across this gem: Postliberalism has come to terms with the death of the Enlightenment, whereas liberalism, rather like a freshly decapitated farmyard chicken, stumbles pathetically and randomly across the intellectual terrain, looking...