Monthly Archives: July 2012

How I Learned to Speak British, or A Review of David Downing’s “Looking for the King: An Inklings Novel”

I find myself in the rather delicate position of critiquing the personal work of one with whom I’ve supped—ah, there it is, I’ve caught myself speaking in 1940s Oxford English again. It has been slipping out lately, I’m afraid. Given … Continue reading

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The Screwtape Letters Special Illustrated Edition by Artist Wayland Moore: A Bookstore Find Review

Some of my favourite books are found at out-of-the-way second hand bookstores—a dying breed, I’m afraid. During a rainy drive through New Brunswick in June my wife and I stopped at Rags of Time bookstore, a tight, well-organized and overstocked … Continue reading

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The Road Goes Ever On: An Inklings Sermon

I preached this sermon at Cornwall Christian Church on July 15, 2012. I am a leader at Cornwall Church and get to preach 2-3 times a year. I decided to take a risk with this one, and write a literary … Continue reading

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Beyond Words: A Review of Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith by Frederick Buechner

This is a slightly edited review of one I published in 2004 in Living Light News out of Edmonton, AB. I have blogged about Buechner before, and consider him an honourary Inkling who was influenced by C.S. Lewis. I consider … Continue reading

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Between Mars and Malacandra, Fantasy and Real Life

Last Fall the Mars rover Opportunity, after seven years on the red planet with twin rover Spirit, captured stunning pictures of the planet’s surface. We’ve had contact with Mars for some time now, and this panoramic view of the sandy … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis’ “On Other Worlds: Essays and Stories”: A Review

My own journey in studying C.S. Lewis has led me to the consideration of the fictional universes he created—these are the “real worlds” that sit behind his stories, like the worlds of Narnia in his fantasy novels or the Field … Continue reading

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Originally posted on C.S. Lewis Minute:
Today (July 7, 2012) marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of the landmark book Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. Of course, this is an unusual anniversary because, it’s not really a “book”…

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