Education & Schools

One Nation Under God?

“I had no idea how critical religion is to the functioning of democracy.” So said a Marxist economist from China conversing with Harvard Professor, Clayton Christensen. This Chinese Communist supposed that American democracy has worked because “most Americans, most of … Continue reading

One Speaker, Two Reactions

Last week USA Today reported on the reaction of officials at Yale Law School to speakers and students who believe in and advocate for religious liberty. Their reaction wasn’t pretty. The initial provocation was the invitation by the Yale Federalist Society to a certain … Continue reading

Teaching God at Thanksgiving

Every year at Thanksgiving I trek into Barnes & Noble for an annual ritual of self-mortification. I go to the children’s section and glimpse the offerings for Thanksgiving. It never ceases to be a painful experience. A friend of mine … Continue reading

Mud-pie Joy and the College Decision

Joy, real meaningful joy, should be the most important consideration when choosing a college. What about getting a good job? Don’t worry, rewarding employment will follow the pursuit of divine joy. I’ve been working at my alma mater for 24 … Continue reading

The New Gulags

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at First Things. As a new teacher at Grove City College, I thought it appropriate to start my upper-level humanities course by informing the students of my broad educational philosophy: I am over fifty. I no … Continue reading

Foundations and Attributes

Editor’s note: On May 18, 2018 Grove City College Chair of the Board of Trustees, David Rathburn, gave the following address to the trustees, administrators, faculty, trustee scholar winners, and retirees at Grove City College. A year ago I stood … Continue reading