Monthly Archives: April 2015

Rescuing the Dead

One of my favorite authors is Captain John Smith. Smith, the founder of Jamestown, of Pocahontas fame, was a contemporary of John Donne, William Shakespeare, and Francis Bacon. Smith did not write poetry like Donne, sonnets and plays like Shakespeare, … Continue reading

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Captain John Smith: Conqueror, Colonizer, Commissioner

The Sea Mark: Captain John Smith’s Voyage to New England, published by University Press of New England (http://www.upne.com/1611685169.html), juxtaposes three different mentalities and activities: the conqueror, colonizer, and commissioner. Smith the conqueror was a soldier who believed that whoever was … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Thinkers of Bacone College

Students… Why are you here? Why are you here at Bacone? What brought you here? What motivated you to come to Bacone rather than to stay where you were, to continue what you were doing? There are many possibilities…a degree … Continue reading

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The History of Bacone College Symbolized by a Single Work of Art

The Indian Christ in Gethsemane, a painting by Cheyenne artist Dick West, tells the story of the history of Bacone College. It portrays a young Plains Indian as Christ in western Oklahoma kneeling before God the Father, praying, “Thy Will … Continue reading

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Love and the Constitution

Love and the Constitution Is our society founded on Christian virtues and teachings? What is the greatest Christian teaching? What is the essence of Christianity? What is the one truth above all others that sums Christianity, Christian teachings, Jesus’s life? … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Parable of the Sower

Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13, 1-23) The Parable of the Sower is like so many of Jesus’s parables, a parable that speaks to the whole of life. The sower of seed is a metaphor for society, culture, life itself. … Continue reading

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