Reflections from the Rector

Libertarian? Episcopalian? What’s the Difference?

This is not political analysis. Longtime libertarian Nick Gillespie was interviewed recently in The New York Times.* Indulge a whimsy. Where Gillespie says “libertarian” swap in “Episcopalian.” ““Libertarian” should be seen as a modifier rather than a noun – an attitude, not a fixed object…. It’s wedded to an epistemological humility that proceeds from the …

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Stick to Our Kindling

A recent New York Times book review of two books assessing the state of public education began this way: “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” The reviewer continues, “The greeting-card pithiness of this maxim obscures what is in fact a useful metaphor” and goes on to “introduce us …

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