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Subscribe to Jasper. Story of the Day: The California Missions Mrs. Jackson sat on what used to be a part of a wall, around what used to be a garden. She had a notebook and a pen, and a keen memory. A green lizard darted out from a hole in the crumbling brick, caught a...
Subscribe to Jasper. Curiosity of the Day: ICE The doctor in the big city hospital wiped his brow, which was dripping with sweat. They were ten stories up from the ground, and all the heat of the city street below came up in waves. Sometimes he thought that the walls were shimmering, it was so...
Subscribe to Jasper. Word of the Day: LORD Christ Jesus was God Himself, says Saint Paul, but he came to us as a man, even as a slave, to dwell among us, to preach the truth to us, and to die for our sins: “He humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on...
Subscribe to Jasper. Story of the Day: The Boy with the Burnt Hand The old men were gathered together, high up in the citadel overlooking the walls of the city. Outside of the walls they could see the smoke of campfires rising from the ground. Around every fire there were men. They were soldiers –...
Subscribe to Jasper. Curiosity of the Day: Last Names When God cast Adam and Eve out of the garden of Eden, he said to the man that the very ground would be cursed because of his sin. It would bring forth thorns and thistles. He would have to eat his bread by the sweat of...
Magdalen College is pleased to confirm that it is possible for the college to conduct safely its traditional Collegiate Summer Program on August 1-15 and our normal in-person fall semester beginning on August 28, with commonsense adjustments appropriate in light of the novel coronavirus. We are intensely working on those adjustments. More details about the...
Subscribe to Jasper. Word of the Day: SERPENT “Now the serpent was the subtlest beast of all the field,” says the sacred author in Genesis, just as Satan, who evidently has taken over the body of the serpent and is using it like a puppet, is about to tempt Eve to eat the forbidden fruit....
Subscribe to Jasper. Pleasantry of the Day: The Family Dog Put on your Bible antennae, and tune them up, because I have a question for you. Is there a family dog in the Bible? If I were asking the question about the ancient Romans, it would be easy to answer. The Romans were fond of...
When I walked onto the campus of Magdalen College three years ago to interview with Dr. Harne, I was struck by the beauty of its view: the mountains green in high summer, the sounds, those of the field and forest. In two years as tutor and one as coordinator of Career Pathways, I have come...
With regret, Magdalen College announces the resignation of current president, Dr. George Harne, effective July 31, 2020. The Board of Trustees wishes to express its sincere gratitude for the leadership and dedication of Dr. Harne. During his tenure at Magdalen, he not only secured accreditation for the college, but advanced its presence nationally as a...
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