Daniel Brake commented on John Senior: Defender of Realism and Professor of Integrated Humanities 2017-05-26 16:31:37 -0500Wish I could have heard the lecture last night, but missed it. I will look for the digital version soon.
Daniel Brake donated 2017-03-15 19:57:48 -0500
World as Gift: The Earth Poetry of Wendell Berry
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Daniel Brake commented on Tolkien's Grace-Filled Time Bomb: A Testimony 2015-06-28 09:18:10 -0500Matthew, your experience ‘rings true’ to me in a very similar fashion. I have passed on a love of Tolkien to my children with the hope that his work sparks in them a poetic imagination that will soften and help reshape some of the one-dimensional teachings they might receive, and so might not be left only a sinner in the hands of an angry god, but an adventurer in a story of mission and grace.
Daniel Brake commented on Tolkien the Realist: Against the Ethics of Romanticism and the Tyranny of Relativism 2015-06-22 12:39:00 -0500Love this and appreciate the clarification of Tolkien’s realism.
Daniel Brake commented on Why Treasure Pipe-Smoking, Beer-Loving Englishmen? An Appreciation of C. S. Lewis & Friends 2015-06-20 08:35:28 -0500Great thoughts. I appreciate the explication on the use of ‘Mere’. For me it was always a quizzical word with a bit of irony baked into it in Lewis’ use: you could read it from the bottom up, or from the top down, so to speak. BOTH as “only” AND as “essential”.
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As we begin moving toward the fulfillment of our initial and ultimate goal of a gap-year program (see description of the Catechetical Academy), we intend to develop a curriculum in blocks of weeks so that anybody can enroll in any given week.
To put flesh on this idea, we are organizing our first Eighth Day Week as a prototype. The week will begin on a Sunday evening with an opening lecture and reception. Monday through Saturday will open with morning prayer, followed by various morning and afternoon workshops and seminars (e.g. iconography, great conversations, agrarianism, drama, calligraphy). The hours of prayer will be integrated throughout the day and each evening will conclude with a lecture and evening prayer.
Eighth Day Weeks will be scheduled around a liturgical feast that will serve as a recurring theme throughout the week. The week will conclude with a Saturday evening celebration of the feast and a Sunday morning celebration of the Eighth Day Resurrection. Our first Eighth Day Week will be a bit unique since we are coordinating it with our annual Eighth Day Symposium (see description below).
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