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Faith & Culture

I am honoured to announce that I am the editor of Faith & Culture, a brand new magazine published by the Augustine Institute. Here is my editorial for the first issue: https://www.faithandculture.com/home/2017/12/1/editorial

Excluding Christ from the Classroom

My latest article of the Journal of the Cardinal Newman Society looks at how a so-called “inclusive” education excludes Christ from the classroom: https://journal.newmansociety.org/2017/12/excluding-christ-classroom/

Contemporary Fiction for Christmas

In my latest article for the Imaginative Conservative I confess to being a snob and also recommend the novels of Tim Powers as Christmas presents: http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2017/12/contemporary-fiction-christmas-tim-powers-joseph-pearce.html

True Love: Passionate Reason versus Romantic Feeling

The next issue of the St. Austin Review is winging its way to the printers. The theme of the January/February issue is “True Love: Passionate Reason versus Romantic Feeling”. Highlights include: Christopher J. Carter connects “Eros and Fantasy” in his discussion of “Imagination and Seduction in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra”. Mary Leonarczyk sees Anna Karenina as “A Story of Untrue Love”. Matthew Elam looks at “Love and Marriage in Chesterton’s Manalive”. Stephanie A. Mann discovers “The Pattern of the Cross” in…

Rethinking Classroom Technology

My latest article for the Journal of the Cardinal Newman Society calls for serious rethinking about the use of technology in the classroom: https://journal.newmansociety.org/2017/11/rethinking-classroom-technology/

Beauty Tops the Charts

I was edified by this brief PBS news feature about Gregorian Chant topping the classical music charts for three consecutive months: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Haba_1w5asg&feature=youtu.be

Big Brother in the Classroom

In my latest article for the Journal of the Cardinal Newman Society, I admire the wisdom of the late Joseph Sobran with regard to the dangers of state interference in education:  https://journal.newmansociety.org/2017/11/big-brother-classroom/