the bonds of community

I’m probably going to regret this, but over at the First Things blog I’ve posted some thoughts on the imminent departure from Wheaton College of my long-time colleague Kent Gramm. Apparently he refused to accept the marriage the college administration had arranged for him. (Read my post and you’ll get the joke.) (Kind of a sad joke.) I may have some further thoughts in this space on a few issues that spiral out from this lamentable situation, including (a) the meaning of the principle of voluntary association and (b) the vexed questions that arise when there is variation of role or function within a single community. But then I may just end up exhausted from the whole thing and fall silent.