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Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is president of the Fleming Foundation. He is the author of six books, including The Morality of Everyday Life and The Politics of Human Nature, as well as many articles and columns for newspapers, magazines,and learned journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Greek from the College of Charleston. He served as editor of Chronicles: a Magazine of American Culture from 1984 to 2015 and president of The Rockford Institute from 1997-2014. In a previous life he taught classics at several colleges and served as a school headmaster in South Carolina

8 Responses

  1. Robert Reavis says:

    Another enjoyable conversation and for me at least, even struck a cord of wonder. I won’t repeat my previous notes of admiration for the three different characters participating but for heaven’s sake Rex, you could be our local parish music director by opening with simple and beautiful plain chant and ending with some knock off of the St Louis Jesuit’s sap song. But I am not complaining, its all appreciated— in fact very appreciated. Thank you for the good conversations.

  2. Rex Scott says:

    Mr. Reavis, I hope you can join us for the summer symposium. I will buy the first round.

  3. Robert Reavis says:

    I was hoping sooner, as in February. I have a friend in Milwaukee who is a police officer that I am going to visit and always enjoy seeing Tom and his tribe so maybe we can all get together. I love meeting real characters like yourself who are humble enough in these strange times to laugh and carry on with high spirits and good work, such as all of you are providing in the podcasts. Look forward to the nearest occasion . In the meantime keep up the good work and honest conversations.

  4. Jacob Johnson says:

    Ouranos is one of those easily recognizable words in the New Testament from the association of the planet, and one of the top twenty most common nouns of the New Testament if I recall. I appreciate the care taken in this talk to go into depth about its subjects. It greatly clarifies my own convoluted survey of the topics.

  5. Jacob Johnson says:

    Starting with the acute terror I felt thinking about the concept of infinity after I asked my mother when God was born at about two or three.

  6. Joshua Smith says:

    Thank you, sirs. Very edifying for the entire family. Rex, we especially appreciated the Keith Green.

  7. Avatar photo Thomas Fleming says:

    I do hope you mean “appreciate” in the literal sense of “value correctly”.

  8. Vince Cornell says:

    I enjoyed the discussion even if I struggle to keep up (and we haven’t even made it past the first sentence of the prayer!). I often wonder if God made us as composite beings, body and soul, so that we can only understand reality in a linear fashion via what is provided by our senses, how can Heaven be something utterly incomprehensible? I know it’s not a physical place, although I also believe a select small group of people have been physically “relocated” there (Elijah, Mary, Christ, and maybe Enoch and Moses), and that breaks my brain just a little bit. I also have always pondered the New Heaven and New Earth. What will that be? The Earth as it should have been without Original Sin? Does one still get to enjoy a good steak on the New Earth? What will time be for us finite mortals in Heaven and in the New Earth and the New Heaven? So much mystery and so little time.