I am sure that we all have teachers in life that make marks on our life in a way that we will forever be changed. In this digital age there are so many opportunities to learn and continue to self-educate. A friend of mine told me about a series of courses that he was taking from a company called The Teaching Company. So a few weeks later I was back home and decided to check that deal out. It was still a little pricey for my budget but I got on Ebay and found a course that seemed interesting. The title of the course was Books That Have Made History: Books That Can Change Your Life. The lectures took me through Bonhoeffer, Homer, Marcus Aurilius, Bhagavad Gita and several other great authors and books. The Professor was a man named Dr. J. Rufus Fears from The University of Oklahoma. Dr. Fears on October 6th passed away. I never had the pleasure of sitting in one of his actual classes, but I know from the responses that I have read on the internet he was much-loved and admired man. So today I honor Dr. Fears. Posted is a link to a story from the OUDaily.com about his last lectures. What a great way to honor Dr. Fears by making his 18 lecture series “The Story of Freedom in America,” a free gift to the public. If you would like to enjoy this lecture series you may do so by clicking the banner below.
Thank You Dr. Fears !