judgment

Stupid Songs and How to Love Them Rightly: A Reflection on Critical Thinking

A great deal is made of “critical thinking” in the general background noise of our culture, especially when people talk about education and what kids aren’t getting. I got thinking about that while I was listening closely to a John Denver song on my way in to work this morning. Being a John Denver song …

Stupid Songs and How to Love Them Rightly: A Reflection on Critical Thinking Read More »

A Long Pilgrimage

I find myself thinking that criticism, when it is justified at all, still arises from impatience. Or mabye it is better to say that a critical spirit, justified or not, arises from impatience. We are critical when we assume the position of the judge. Now, I don’t play the modern game of abdication, pretending that …

A Long Pilgrimage Read More »