Aquinas: Profound or Profoundly Wrong?

Theologians are real people, and thus imperfect. In the next part of the Middle Ages chapter, Schaeffer delves into his views on Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274). Schaefer claims that Aquinas’s thinking about nature vs grace set the stage for humanism during the Renaissance. But is this true? Many Protestant scholars disagree, even some of Francis Schaeffer’s … Continue reading Aquinas: Profound or Profoundly Wrong?

Interview with St. Valentine

Today it’s my pleasure to interview St. Valentine, iconic third-century religious figure. A thousand plus years after his death, Valentine continues to sell millions of dollars of love-related products each year in February.  Anne: Thanks so much for taking a chance on a new blog like mine. St. Valentine: After you contacted me, I checked your archives. Since several… Continue reading Interview with St. Valentine

Rehearsal for the Renaissance: How Should We Then Live, pt. 5

Note: This series is intended to be a pocket commentary on How Should We Then Live by Francis Schaeffer. If you’ve worked through the book or video sessions on your own or in a Classical Conversations Challenge II class, I welcome your comments and ideas below! This post covers the second part of Chapter 2, The Medieval World. When government was good… Continue reading Rehearsal for the Renaissance: How Should We Then Live, pt. 5

The Papillon: a product review

Before I finally succumbed—after two decades of parenting—to the pleadings of Child #4 for a puppy, I searched for information about small dog breeds that might be a good fit for our family. My final three choices came down to poodles, Pomeranians, and Papillons. Poodles were out pretty quickly due to their cost. Of the remaining… Continue reading The Papillon: a product review

A Medieval Muddle: How Should We Then Live, pt. 4

Note: This series is intended to be a pocket commentary on How Should We Then Live by Francis Schaeffer. If you’ve worked through the book or video sessions on your own or in a Classical Conversations Challenge II class, I welcome your comments and ideas below. This post covers the first part of Chapter 2, The Medieval World.   When Roman… Continue reading A Medieval Muddle: How Should We Then Live, pt. 4