Stumbled across this gem recently and I’ve been thinking a lot about essay writing. A dainty morsel for sampling…
An essay doesn’t begin with a statement, but with a question. In a real essay, you don’t take a position and defend it. You notice a door that’s ajar, and you open it and walk in to see what’s inside.
I absolutely love Mr. Graham’s whole analysis of the essay. This seems to verbalize and explain the objections to essay-writing and literature critique I’ve always had.
I’ve been challenged with this analysis of essay writing to spend some time writing, thinking, and exploring some questions. Some that have come to mind:
- Why is church on Sunday morning the most segregated time of the week in America? Is this bad?
- Does Christ’s call to social justice require support/opposition of some governmental programs?
- Is leadership a gift or an acquired behavior?