The diabolical Justice Brennan

by Ellis Washington -- For the genius of the Constitution rests not in any static meaning it might have had in a world that is dead and gone, but in the adaptability more…

The damnation of ideas, Part 2

by Ellis Washington -- Characters: Socrates John Maynard Keynes Freidrich Nietzsche Auguste Comte Jean-Paul Sartre Karl Marx John Dewey Alfred Kinsey Mao Zedong Adolf Hitler Charles Darwin Socrates: We are gathered here more…

Symposium: The damnation of ideas

by Ellis Washington -- Socrates (470-399 B.C.) – a renowned Greek philosopher from Athens who taught Plato, and Plato taught Aristotle and Aristotle taught Alexander the Great. Socrates used a method of more…

Why the West has bested the rest

by Ellis Washington -- [caption id="attachment_95491" align="alignright" width="219" caption="Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man (circa 1487) a symbol of Western civilization and Renaissance thought."][/caption] The sleep of reason brings forth monsters.~ Goya To more…

ELLIS WASHINGTON: Bonhoeffer in Berlin

by Ellis Washington -- The Bible texts are not just historical sources, but [as] agents of revelation, not merely specimens of writing, but sacred canon. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Ph.D. thesis more…

Bonhoeffer in Berlin

by Ellis Washington -- The Bible texts are not just historical sources, but [as] agents of revelation, not merely specimens of writing, but sacred canon. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Ph.D. thesis more…

Behold, the second Adam

by Ellis Washington -- Michelangelo's "Creation of Adam" scene from the Sistine Chapel ceiling (circa 1511) The first man Adam became a living being; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. – St. more…

Rejoice, Zechariah!

by Ellis Washington -- Zechariah the Prophet, by Michelangelo (1511) Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: He is just, and having more…

Prophetic women

by Ellis Washington -- Michelangelo's rendering of the Libyan Sibyl  Now is come the last age of Cumaean song; the great line of the centuries begins anew. Now the Virgin returns, the more…

A 'Shawshank Redemption' Christmas

by Ellis Washington -- I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don't wanna know. Some things are best left unsaid. … more…