Bret Saunders

Bret Saunders is Assistant Professor of Humanities at John Witherspoon College in Rapid City, SD, where he lives with his wife Katie and two children. For one living in the Black Hills he spends all too much time indoors reading, playing folk music, and trying to write poetry.

“Here I am, and I am as you see me”: Why Odysseus Is a Robust Christ Figure and Why It Matters

As classical Christian educators, we know why our students should read Homer. But that doesn’t tell us what exactly they should take away from these profound myths, these stories both classical and pagan. What caveats, frameworks, and hermeneutical habits should we model for them? In particular, how should they be guided in assessing the character …

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How Reading Homer Makes Us Better Readers of Scripture

We classical Christian educators have little trouble giving reasons for reading the Iliad. Despite its pervasive violence and darkness, it gave birth to much of the Greco-Roman and English literary traditions. Homer established the Western canons of storytelling, and his epic poems make us grapple with ideas and problems central to the human condition. As …

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