Tony Woodlief | Author

Faith and Parenthood

Children will break your heart, and they’ll give you new life. The essays below offer a little of both. And for fathers looking to develop better parenting habits, I invite you to visit Intentional Fathering, a website devoted to fathers who are trying to do better.

A Meditation on the Children of Ulvade” Close Reading, May 27, 2022

A Gathered WinterClose Reading, February 25, 2021

Recitals and Other TorturesClose Reading, December 28, 2020

A Doorstop Theory of Civilizational DeclineAmerican Spectator, June 13, 2020

The Thing About AmbergrisFathom Magazine, June 10, 2020

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A Boy, a Wren, and the KingdomGood Letters, July 22, 2015

The Machinery of Cowardice Fails the Children of RotherhamGood Letters, September 12, 2014

“Word for Good and Evil,” Part I and Part II Good Letters, August 22-23, 2013

Sheep & WolvesCurator Magazine, May 1, 2013

What is Truth?Good Letters, February 1, 2013

Review: Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your ChildConversations on Philanthropy, April 28, 2012

In the FleshComment, May 20, 2011

The Things We BuildComment, October 1, 2010

Ya Gotta Have (Real) FriendsWall Street Journal, June 12, 2009

Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho: How Can I Teach My Kids to Enjoy Work?Wall Street Journal, August 22, 2008

Intelligence DesignerWall Street Journal, February 15, 2008

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