QUICK HITS: Kenneth Calvert – Hillsdale Collegian
What are some of the memories from your childhood that you enjoyed? I was a boy explorer and spent a lot of time with our Scout Troop team in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. One memory that comes out of me is that we saw a bear of a mother and her cubs and at the same time we were happy and scared. We had to have people stay up all night watching to make sure
the bear stayed away from our food and camp. If you could change one event in history, what would it be? After Julius Caesar was assassinated, Brutus turned to Cicero and said, “Be a tyrant and save Rome.” Cicero said, “The Republic will save itself.” This did not happen. I want to tell Cicero, “You have to do this.” What is one thing you didn’t learn until you were older? How parents love their children. It is so deep, so powerful, and so deep that it touches you. Which person do you always look up to? I have always admired Brad Birzer. If you win $ 1,000,000, what can you use it for? I love to travel, which is why mother and mother Calvert spend so much time in Italy and Greece. Peanuts. I smoke nuts. Konda. It is the food of the gods. What is the best advice you have ever received? I was in seminary to become a pastor and it was obvious that I should not do this. My teacher in church history said, “Ken, you love the old world. You have to do this.” That was the best advice I’ve ever had and without it I wouldn’t have been at Hillsdale College. , but some doubted. “That is the Church; it’s Christianity from the first day until today. They worshiped Him, but they were also imperfect. But He still says,” Go. “ If you had lived one day in the life of a great historian, who would you have chosen? I wish I had been in the Roman Senate when Cato the Great, for the first time, said, “Carthago delenda est.” Carthage must be destroyed. Which one book do you think everyone should read? Except for the Bible? “On the Incarnation,” by St. Athanasius. He also purifies my heart. Also, read the introduction to CS Lewis’ introduction, “On Reading Old Books.” Which path from the 80’s do you want to go back to? I wish the Volkswagen Beetles were rebuilt. I had one. They have to go back. What was the most memorable place you went to? The number one would be the Annunciation Church in Israel, at the place Gabriel announced to Mary. There’s a sign on the wall, “Here the Word was made flesh.” This disturbs my mind. The second place will be the Acropolis in Athens. It’s a second in the distance, yet I love the place and have been there many times. What is the greatest gift you have ever received? I got married the same week as my 28th birthday. What is one thing you want most people to know about you? I want to have the brain of Professor Garnjobst, the goal of Mike Roberts, and the clear Austrian voice of Al Philipp.