Daniel Brake, esq.

I have been attending events at EDI for several years now. The friendships are meaningful and the times spent in conversation, prayer, song, and cheer are a tremendous support for myself and others. This is an invaluable work I hope to do my part in sustaining.

  • commented on The Fellowship 2018-02-04 11:01:09 -0600
    A great book. Really eye opening to the various and different personalities, motives, and psychologies of the group so often assumed to be of one mind.
  • commented on John Senior: Defender of Realism and Professor of Integrated Humanities 2017-05-26 16:31:37 -0500
    Wish I could have heard the lecture last night, but missed it. I will look for the digital version soon.
  • donated 2017-03-15 19:57:48 -0500

  • commented on The God of Abraham, Isaac & Aristotle 2017-01-12 21:40:48 -0600
    Thanks Jeffrey. Great response to this mighty work.
  • commented on State of our Doom 2016-05-22 09:05:56 -0500
    Thanks for stepping up Tom
  • published Keynote Lecture II in 2016 Eighth Day Symposium 2016-02-04 07:09:00 -0600

    Keynote Lecture II: A View from the Classroom

    World as Gift: The Earth Poetry of Wendell Berry

    Presented by Vigen Guroian

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  • commented on Iconography in the Daily Word 2015-10-14 09:34:35 -0500
    Thanks for that. I have always had a great interest in this and it continues to be a vital issue for the church.

  • commented on J. R. R. Tolkien on Fairie Stories 2015-07-30 12:14:42 -0500
    Matthew. I didn’t get to see it in person, but this is really great! Enjoyed posting it. I have just updated it to a bit higher quality as well, so perhaps refresh.
  • commented on Radical Correspondence 2015-07-07 21:35:17 -0500
    Thank you Bill for sharing your insights.
  • commented on Myth as Fact or Fiction? Lewis vs. Bultmann 2015-07-03 13:38:25 -0500
    Great delivery last night Leslie. Very much enjoyed it.
  • commented on Tolkien's Grace-Filled Time Bomb: A Testimony 2015-06-28 09:18:10 -0500
    Matthew, 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.
  • commented on Back to Narnia: Tickled by Aslan 2015-06-23 23:04:15 -0500
    This is great. Thanks Ellen.
  • commented on Tolkien the Realist: Against the Ethics of Romanticism and the Tyranny of Relativism 2015-06-22 12:39:00 -0500
    Love this and appreciate the clarification of Tolkien’s realism.
  • commented on Why Treasure Pipe-Smoking, Beer-Loving Englishmen? An Appreciation of C. S. Lewis & Friends 2015-06-20 08:35:28 -0500
    Great 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”.
  • commented on contact Us 2015-05-25 13:20:43 -0500
    testing new settings

    Contact Us

    We are located at:

    Eighth Day Institute at The Ladder
    2836 E. Douglas
    Wichita, KS 67214

    Send us your questions or feedback.

  • published eighth day weeks in Lectern 2015-03-06 22:46:27 -0600

    eighth day weeks

    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).

    More information forthcoming.

  • commented on Bibliotheca 2015-02-21 16:33:21 -0600
    yes i like this.
  • donated 2017-10-04 06:33:33 -0500

    Let us ascend to the heavenly realm where the great things of time are decided so we may descend into earthly time where the great things of culture are created. ~Director Doom

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  • commented on The Not So Great Indoors 2015-01-11 22:19:22 -0600
    I love this post. Thanks. There is so much to consider here, that it will tame me a long time to absorb it all.
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