Scott Postma

A blog about the Great Books, the Craft of Writing, and Human Flourishing.

How To Prepare Tomorrow’s Menu

We are historical beings. Like the surface of standing water, our present state of being is the sum total of all the water beneath the surface. Like a garden, the produce we are harvesting is a result of the seeds we have been planting. Said another way, today is the […]

One More Thing I’m Thankful For

Yesterday I shared a few of the things that I am thankful for. Today, I want to share one more thing, something I never want to take for granted. That “one more thing” is you! I’m thankful for you. I’m thankful for each of you who read this blog. It’s […]

A Few of My Favorite Things

I was recently mulling over some lists I’ve made in the past, lists about things I was thankful for. One list I came across was written several years ago. I was surprised that, with only some slight modifications, many of the things I had been thankful for then were still […]

An Evening Praise (From the Valley of Vision)

Today, I offer you ‘Evening Praise” from The Valley of Vision. It’s a beautiful and stirring Puritan prayer. As I often do with my students, I encourage you to read it contemplatively. First, read it through silently at your regular reading speed. Take it in, as C.S. Lewis says in “A […]

Thank God for our Heritage

As you know, Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving this week. For some it will be a time of great celebration as they gather with family and friends, and feast on Turkey and other traditional fixings. For others, holidays like this are a time of great consternation and discouragement. For others still, […]

Why History is Not Bunk!

Henry Ford is best known for his Model T and Fordism. But it was the infamous quip, “History is bunk,” attributed to the petulant industrialist by a Chicago Tribune reporter, that Aldous Huxley would use to immortalize Ford as a modernist philosopher. In his dystopian novel, Brave New World, Huxley […]

A Dirty Word

Humanism is a dirty word to a lot of Christians. As an ethical posture, humanism claims to promote social justice on behalf of the dignity of the human being. As a philosophy it emphasizes reason and naturalism, and vehemently opposes the metaphysical, specifically faith and religion. Very often the adjective […]