Author: Jon Beadle

Mr. Smith Goes To Duke University (thoughts on Paul Griffith’s situation)

Disclaimer: I am responding to the information found in this article. Please read along with my thoughts, but please do not simply read my thoughts.  It is not uncommon for those of us who attend seminaries to be forced, through threat of blocks on our ability to sign up for courses, to attend (re)education courses are no credit to anything including our degree plan; all the while peddling facts that aren’t even in agreement with the most mainstream of stats (The BJS), forcing us to engage in an anti-intellectual waste of time. [...]

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Reading Books About Girls To My Son

I stripped off all of his clothes, sitting him in the warm water with his birthday suit on full display. No shame, concern or hesitation would cross his face. Declan was in his happy place.   I had taken off my wrist watch, turned off the water, and carefully grabbed the 500-page novel that I am determined to read, in its entirety, to my almost 2-year old boy; and that book is ‘Jane Eyre.’ [...]

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The Tyranny of Pleasure or Pain? (Orwell Vs. Huxley)

“We were keeping our eye on 1984. When the year came and the prophecy didn’t, thoughtful Americans sang softly in praise of themselves. The roots of liberal democracy had held. Wherever else the terror had happened, we, at least, had not been visited by Orwellian nightmares. But we had forgotten that alongside Orwell’s dark vision,...

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