for lifelong learning
serious generalist
art, life, eyes of faith

This is the website of a disciple, which is an old word that means learner.

I love to learn and I write to learn, which is to say, I don’t know what I think and what I’ve learned until I’ve written it down. Or, as E.M. Forster put it more elegantly, “How do I know what I think until I see what I say?”

Here are some of the things that are on my mind. A good blog, I understand, is focused. This one and I am not. I am a Christian who is trying to understand how the gospel and following Jesus relates to all of life, particularly to  U.S. citizenship and American culture. I love the arts, especially the music of Gustav Mahler and the plays of William Shakespeare. But I’m not above some good television or movies. I am thinking through my politics because for the first time in my life I don’t represent any sort of institution. I have lived and worked among Republicans and Democrats and feel like I want to be counted among those who are reasonable. I certainly don’t read enough but want to be reflective with what I do read. In short, I am a serious generalist.