13th Anniversary: My wife and I celebrated our 13th anniversary. I love her. She is an adventurer, has been willing to buy one-way plane tickets with a few suitcases twice, is a great listener, is warm and kind, and is courageous. Our hearts are awake and open to what the Lord has. I am so thankful for her. Yesterday we exchanged gifts, ate grapes and Kerrygold cheese, strawberries and chocolate, and watched a movie that we wanted to see when the kids were out. So look at the gift she purchased for me…HARDBACK (which I always request with special books)! I now have a new, hardback set of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Head and Heart: I am reading Bruce Shelley’s Church History in Plain Language as I update a course for Enlightium Academy (an amazing online primary and secondary school at which I have worked for six years). One major takeaway is this: a large portion of the history of Christianity and the church has been a struggle to strike a balance between the head and the heart. We need to think, reason, teach, engage, and debate. Willful ignorance does not glorify God. But we also need to love, weep, laugh, feel deeply, be sad, be angry, etc. The head without the heart is dead orthodoxy. The heart without the head is flaky, without foundation and substance, and runs the great risk of degenerating into some form of individual or collective relativism. The head and heart are needed.
Philosophical Logic: Yesterday I posted about passive income. I am working hard on my store. Of 130 products, I still had two PowerPoints from years ago that were in poor shape (relative to the rest). So, I finished upgrading the Introduction to Logic PPTX yesterday! It has 40 slides. I then created a worksheet that accompanies it and added two more items to create a bundle that introduces students to Logic, one of the four or five major branches of Western Philosophy. Check it out if you want!