My first weekly column for Patheos was published today. Here is a taste:
It is the remoteness of the past that turns off many school children to its study. What if the past does not seem relevant? What if it does not inspire? How does knowledge of the medieval feudal system enrich our lives? What if we came to the conclusion that much of the 18th-century world of the American founding fathers was different than our own? This might mean that we proceed with caution when trying to evaluate every contemporary issue we face in American life today with the question: “What would the founders do?”
Read the rest here.
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