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Monthly Archives: June 2012

School is a process of preparation.  You learn the things you learn, in the order in which you learn them, so that you are prepared for life.  For instance, the preschooler learns his ABC’s so he can read later.  The elementary student learns arithmetic so that they can balance their checkbook or (for some) to engineer buildings later.  The high school student reads works of great literature to learn how to think. … Read More

In the fall of 1996 I needed a job. Kimberly and I had just got married, moved to Dallas, and started seminary. Neither of us had a job when we moved to Dallas, so neither of us had any income. This was complicated by the fact that both of us were spending money. Not tons of money (mind you), but our car needed gas, our bodies needed food, and the Silverwood Apartments… Read More

For 24 minutes, it looked like we were going to game 7.  For 24 minutes, it looked like San Antonio Spur’s point guard Tony Parker was going to score 50 points in the game.  For 24 minutes, it looked like the Oklahoma City Thunder’s plans to close out the series on their home floor and make preparations for a date in the NBA Finals was a bit premature.  For 24 minutes, the… Read More

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