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Umberto Eco & Why You Should Read Deep & Wide

podcast Aug 13, 2020

George reads a lot. And a lot of what he reads is very different from what most people read.

Among his most enduring influences is the great Italian academic semioticist Umberto Eco (1932-2016).

On this episode of the StandfastCast podcast, Karen asks George about why it is that this rather...

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An Umberto Eco Eleventary

eleventary Aug 10, 2020

Umberto Eco was an Italian novelist, literary critic, philosopher, and professor.

1. “I love the smell of book ink in the morning."

2. “There is nothing more wonderful than a list, that instrument of wondrous hypotyposis.”

3. “A democratic civilization will save itself...

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The Expulsive Power of a New Affection

podcast Aug 06, 2020

In 1819, when he was at the height of his influence and effectiveness, Thomas Chalmers preached a sermon on growing in Christ and resistance to temptation and sin.  It has been heralded as a classic ever since.

The sermon has been particularly influential in George’s life,...

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An Ambrose Bierce Eleventary

eleventary Aug 03, 2020

Bierce was an American short story writer, journalist, poet, and Civil War veteran who was known for his social commentary.

1. Politics is the strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles; the conduct of public affairs for private advantage.

2. The lottery is tax on people who are...

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Things Worth Doing (Throwback #6)

podcast throwback Jul 30, 2020

Brent Hebert introduces this talk…

He says he had the pleasure of meeting George Grant 2 or 3 years ago at the For God & Truth Conference in Trinity, Alabama.

Brent adds, “It has been said that if you want to know the heart and love of a pastor, take a glimpse at his library and...

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A Thomas Sowell Eleventary

eleventary Jul 27, 2020

Thomas Sowell dropped out of Stuyvesant High School and served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He later became an economist and social theorist who is currently a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

1. People who enjoy meetings should not be in...

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The Begats of Geneaology (Throwback #5)

podcast throwback Jul 23, 2020

Tim Yarbrough introduces this “throwback” talk in which George discusses how God uses covenantal succession through people… even the unexpected people.

Turns out, the Lord only has imperfect people to use. That means, we’re all— by His grace— qualified.

(This...

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A Bum Eleventary

eleventary Jul 20, 2020

"Bum" Phillips was an American football coach at the high school, college and professional levels. He served as head coach for the Houston Oilers from 1975 to 1980 and the New Orleans Saints from 1981 to 1985.

1. “Winning is only half of it. Having fun is the other half."

2. “The only...

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Classical Education and Nation Building (Throwback #4)

podcast throwback Jul 16, 2020

Perry Coghlan introduces another talk by George in this “throwback” lecture.

(Perry also introduced the first talk in the series, SF73.)

He offers a warning on this one, though…

He says you might NOT want to listen to it. He offers four reasons why—

#1- if you...

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A Dr. King Eleventary

eleventary Jul 13, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Christian minister and activist. In 1954, King became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Shortly thereafter, he became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 until his assassination in...

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