Aeneas, The Crown, and Duty

For no phase of life, whether public or private, whether in business or in the home, whether one is working on what concerns oneself alone or dealing with another, can be without its moral duty; on the discharge of such duties depends all that is morally right, and on their neglect all that is morally … Continue reading Aeneas, The Crown, and Duty

Reading Plato in an Age of “Alternative Facts”

I'd never read any of the works of Plato until I entered my Ph.D. program with Faulkner University's Great Books Honors College. Upon reading several of his dialogues—Republic,  Apology, Phaedo, Crito, Euthyphro, Meno—I felt I had been sorely robbed of intellectual inquiry. Nevertheless, it wasn't too late for me to begin reading these works, and … Continue reading Reading Plato in an Age of “Alternative Facts”

The Frustration of Living for God

I'm following a daily reading regimen from the Book of Common Prayer (1979) as a New Year's resolution. There are morning and evening readings from the Psalms that I'm incorporating into my morning devotional which consists of prayer and Scripture reading before I begin the day with my ministerial duties. The evening Psalm reading today is from Psalm … Continue reading The Frustration of Living for God