Andrew Kern Apr 22, 2020

Some people spend too much time thinking about their goals, their dreams, their visions, etc.

Other people spend too much time thinking about their obstacles, their problems, their immediate activities.

I believe we should spend enough time thinking about our goals to figure out what they are, to say, "this is what we should do today" or "this is what we should do this week" or "this is what we should do this quarter". And then we should spend most of our time thinking about how best to act and acting. 

David Kern Feb 11, 2015

In his recent book, Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child, Dr. Anthony Esolen, a noted literature professor and translator of Dante’s Divine Comedy, wrote this:

Danny Breed Aug 18, 2014

Does it disturb you that children generally lose their creativity the older they get? Have you considered that this might not be accidental or a mark of maturity, but rather a result of a system that conditions conformity? As with other things in society, this is an intentional undermining of humanity and the image of God within mankind. Creativity is an aspect of the image of God and thus it ought to be cultivated through education not diminished.

David Kern Oct 15, 2013

Genesis chapter one is all about purpose.

Verses 6-7:

“And God said, ‘Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.’ And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that above the expanse. And it was so.”

So God says the expanse – the sky – is necessary to separate the waters. That’s its purpose, its job, and it’s a job fundamental to its essence.

What about the trees and the plants? They have a unique and essential purpose too:

Andrew Kern May 14, 2013

Do you have a creative outlook ? Do you confine yourself to uncreative activities?  What about your teaching? Is it creative or administrative? Does it nourish creativity in the souls and minds of your students and children?

Judging by the haste with which the arts are dismissed from schools when there are budget cuts, it must be the case that our culture does not value the creative outlook. It reminds me of what Shakespeare's Julius Caesar said about Cassius:

Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look.
He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous.