HOW to COMMENCE: “Fail Big; Be Grateful, Seek Wisdom, Get On Your Knees…”

Denzel Washington’s remarkable commencement speech points these graduates forward and away from, hopefully, the dead-end route of Marxist black liberation theology. Denzel speaks of God-given human desire, of aspirations beyond one’s self, of failing big, of seeking wisdom from above out of a heart of gratefulness and a daily dependence on God. All of these characteristics,…

Imagine Education Normal

A recent comment dialogue I was involved with on another blog made me realize that many people act and react out of an imagination that is cable TV connected. Their words lacked perspective, moral imagination and a coherent basis for reality. Their words, wildly absurdist, were meant to make a serious point. Sadly this has become normative for online point-counterpoint.…

Income Inequality Anonymous

 “Hello, my name is Jennifer. I am addicted to income inequality.”  Group: “Hello Jennifer.”  Group Leader: “We’ve asked Jennifer here tonight to please tell us her story, how she deals with income inequality addiction.”  “Thank you for the invite Charis and Irene!”  “Well, my income inequality addiction began at a very early age. At five…

The Binary That Binds?

I kid you not… ‘Gender inclusive ‘school district says drop ‘boys and girls,’call kids’purple penguins’  In its quest for “welcomeness” the Lincoln, Nebraska school system, under the guidance of individuals with superior ‘intellect’ and with visions of sugar plum equality fairies dancing in their heads have told their teaching staff to not use the appellation…