Five years ago, I wrote of the horror that Aaron Wolf and I experienced as we spent a morning photographing the old Turner School here in Rockford. Built in 1898, the massive brick-and-stone structure was closed 80 years later by a school board attempting in vain to avoid a lawsuit over busing. Today, little effort is being made to maintain the exterior, and weeds grow up in the lawn out front and the former playground in back. Four or five days out of every week, passersby might assume that the building is still shuttered.
“The true meaning of Christmas gets lost when we believe contrary worldviews,” the prisoner writes. “Our beliefs determine our views in a world where absolutes are fading away.” The prisoner is dictating this for his newsletter.
Thomas Fleming on on working and praying, William Murchison on the liberalization and decline of the Episcopal church, Mark Tooley on conservative Methodists, and Srdja Trifkovic on the battle against Christianity. Plus, Stephen B. Presser on continuing government involvement in running the businesses that run America.