Reflections on Higher Education, ‘Safe Spaces’, and Fear

By Sheldon A cluster of articles on higher education has prompted some reflections on higher ed in America, where it’s going, where it’s been, and what may become of it. The first is from May of last year, a piece … Continue reading

A Proposal Regarding Local Scholars-in-Residence

What follows is a document that I hope to publish as a short booklet. The purpose is to suggest making the institution of a “Scholar-in-Residence” a regular part of church parish life. Although this document is targeted at an ecclesiastical … Continue reading

Reflections at the Conclusion of an Old Testament Podcast

By Sheldon Greaves Some of you may know that I have been producing a podcast called “Discovering the Old Testament” over at another of my websites, lafkospress.com. The podcast is also available on iTunes and various other podcast sites. It … Continue reading

Why Winning the War on Terrorism Requires Accepting Syrian Refugees

By Sheldon Greaves As the global Islamist insurgency attempts to expand their war to a new level, it is a good idea to remind ourselves of a few things, particularly in light of the growing debate over whether to accept … Continue reading

Paper, Pencil, Pen, Brush: The Lost Art of Field Sketching

By Sheldon Greaves Note: this post originally appeared on the Citizen Scientists’ League website. With few other possible exceptions, the digital camera is probably the single most useful tool available to the citizen scientist. Both in the workshop and out … Continue reading

What Happens When a Community Connects

By Sheldon Greaves This post appeared previously on Unexpected Leisure, 12 February 2011 An article that appears in a recent issue of Yes! magazine caught my attention this morning. The article talks about how consumerism has caused families to weaken … Continue reading

Was the Fall of Rome a Good Thing?

By Sheldon Greaves There is a lot of talk these days comparing the United States to the late Roman Empire. Like Rome, we are an empire, which people more freely acknowledge than they did even ten years ago. There is … Continue reading

Editorial Note

By Sheldon Greaves In addition to my posts on Cogito!, I have also posted to other blogs. One of these, Unexpected Leisure, grew out of my effort to make sense of losing my job as a result of the worst … Continue reading