Month: March 2018

  • Free range parenting

    I shared something last week about the idea of “free range kids” that I had read a few years back, and as fate would have it I just read today that Utah has passed what is being reported as a first-of-its-kind “free range parenting” bill: So-called free-range parenting will soon be the law of the […]

  • Ten big ideas

    Brent Beshore writes on Twitter: “Recently asked, ‘What are the ten biggest ideas that changed your life?’ Great/hard question. Here’s where I landed…” And here’s what Brent shared, which I’m copying here in case he deletes his Twitter at some point: 1) Imago Dei: Every person is inherently valuable independent of behavior and beliefs. Everyone…

  • Administrative universities

    Ron Srigley writes a powerful indictment of the administrative class of the modern university. “Whose University Is It Anyway?” is a long, worthwhile, well-researched piece. And it resonates with much of my experience and frustrations of a decade ago at Penn State, and with the secondhand experience of my friends and family within college and…

  • Union Carbide Building

    Justin Davidson writes on the planned demolition of the Union Carbide Building in New York and reflects on what is lost and gained with its replacement: If the bank has its way—and who’s to stop it?—workers will soon take acetylene torches to the 700-foot, 57-year-old building at 270 Park Avenue, razing and then replacing it with…

  • World Youth Alliance Solidarity Forum

    Nadja Wolfe and Lord Pomperada from World Youth Alliance invited me to speak earlier this month at their International Solidarity Forum: The International Solidarity Forum (ISF) is an annual training event hosted at the World Youth Alliance and United Nations headquarters in New York City. The forum brings together WYA members from around the world…