A reader recently asked what books I would include in a “concise” library which could fit on a single shelf. When I began putting the list together, I had it in mind to distinguish between books I would choose simply because I enjoy teaching them and books I would choose for pleasure. The longer IContinue reading “One Shelf”
In his well known speech on order from Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida, Ulysses claims that the sun sits “amidst” the other planets and “corrects the ill aspects of planets evil.” While Ulysses does not believe the sun is at the center of the solar system, the geocentrist does believe the sun is at the centerContinue reading “Heliocentrism”
The sorts of people who are terribly interested in what the Church Fathers said about wealth and poverty are never very interested in what they said about marriage and gender.
I was watching the 90s channel on Pluto TV this evening and Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So” video came on. It reminded me of high school, when someone might have asked me to explain myself–my purpose in the world, my ethos, my intentions, my soul–and I could have played a single four-minute song which moreContinue reading “Fantino”
This year’s ACCS lineup.
Making Up a Room For Grief by Joshua Gibbs Lest I be surprised and over thrown as though by a family of five arriving suddenly before dawn announcing a twelve year residency in my tiny house I have decided to begin making up a room for Grief I do not know when he will comeContinue reading “Poetry: After Luther’s Commentary on Ecclesiastes”
Thursday night: the dangers of Patreon intellectuals, how the wellness industry has spread into private education, the feel-good flattery of bloggers whose ad revenue depends on telling everyone, “Society demands too much of people like you,” and more. Sign up for the GibbsClassical.com mailing list for a link to “Intellectual Honesty in an Age ofContinue reading “Preview”
“While I appreciate the fact the so-called “Matthew 18 principle” prohibits gossip and slander, many Christians treat the “Matthew 18 principle” as a kind of theological-bureaucratic rigmarole that must be blown through before the real work of dismantling someone’s reputation or career can be “righteously” undertaken. I find it telling that the eighteenth chapter ofContinue reading “Other Compelling Lessons I Learned From “The Crown””