Monthly Archives: March 2015

Thinking

“I think, therefore I am.” This famous sentence comes from Rene Descartes the seventeenth-French philosopher. Descartes, a skeptic doubting all, looking for the basic rudiments of reality, discovered a core of reality in the awareness of his own being. By … Continue reading

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In Praise of Alexander Posey

Alexander Posey, the Creek poet, was a student and librarian at Indian University, now Bacone College, in the 1890s. During his brief life (1873-1908), Posey published essays, satire, stories, and wonderful poems about nature, life, and death. He wrote whimsically … Continue reading

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The Messenger’s Way

Carved on the northeast corner of the Bacone College chapel is this passage from the Old Testament: Micah, 6:8: He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good: and what doth the Lord require of thee but to do justly … Continue reading

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Preaching the Gospel to the Whole Creation

Almost two thousand years ago, the resurrected Christ appointed His disciples to become Apostles, that is, messengers. His commission to them—the Great Commission—as recorded in the Gospel of Mark, reads: “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to … Continue reading

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The Bacone Messenger

This blog is called TheAmericanPlutarch in honor of Plutarch the ancient author of lives, who I am constantly seeking to imitate in my historical and biographical writings. I wish to narrow the theme of this blog to The Bacone Messenger. Why? … Continue reading

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