August Bethany Weekend Full, New July Date Announced

Start living a more human, happier life.

Simple, down-to-earth insights from the sages of the ancient world for those who feel lost, and hungry for truth. Discover the peace and excitement of an intentional life.

Every Wednesday, receive short, practical reflections on timeless principles and how they apply today.

Becoming a Better Lover

“‘Try to pay attention to me,’ she said, ‘as best you can. You see, the man who has been thus far educated in matters of Love, who has beheld beautiful things in the right order and correctly, is coming now to the goal of Loving: all of a sudden he will catch sight of...

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The Key of Peace

“Peace is the tranquility of order.” St. Augustine, The City of God There are few words that exercise such a power over our hearts, and our imagination. A few years ago I was giving a lecture at a division-one university, introducing students to some basic points in...

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Playing Alone

When I was down beside the sea A wooden spade they gave to me To dig the sandy shore. Robert Louis Stevenson, At the Sea-Side A Child's Garden of Verses There is nothing quite like playing alone. To watch it is a privilege. Indeed, in watching one might even...

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Seeing is Seeing

For not only that we might act, but even when we intend to do nothing, we prefer sight, as we may say, to all the other senses. Aristotle, Metaphysics This year the fireflies have been stunning. Last night my wife and I were mesmerized; we just sat and looked. And we...

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Delight Among the Oak Leaves

“When the cuckoo’s song is first heard among the oak leaves to the delight of mortals throughout the wide earth.” Hesiod, Works and Days VIDEO FOLLOWED BY DISTINCT REFLECTION What brings delight to people, or not, can show much about those people. Here Hesiod writes...

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In Praise of Spring Cleaning

“Let’s decide on the appropriate place for everything.... This will enable us to know which of our belongings are safe and sound, and which are not, because the place itself will cry out for anything that’s not there; our eyes will spot anything that needs attention;...

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Books & Lectures

My book on True Friendship and a number of audio lecture downloads are available.
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Bethany Weekend

An intimate two day philosophical and cultural getaway. Come learn and reflect on timeless principles and their current implications while experiencing old-fashioned hospitality.
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Do you feel out of place in modern life?

Are you hungry for heritage, connection, and the wisdom of the ages? Do you enjoy discussing ideas and scouring for the truth, but find yourself becoming discouraged?
Join John Cuddeback, a professor of philosophy for the last quarter century.

Enter deep into an ancient wisdom, through the sayings of great wise men through the ages.

With his unique and friendly tone, John unpacks their insights, applying them to life today. Every week, we can consider together how to live more intentional and peaceful lives.

Start feeling more connected to yourself, your friends, and to the little corner of the world in which you live.

Together, let’s live a more human, happy life.

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