Monthly Archives: November 2012

Why I’m Not Writing a C.S. Lewis Birthday Post

He’s dead. Well, that’s the main reason I’m not writing a special happy birthday post for C.S. Lewis. True, if he were alive, we would be celebrating his eleventy-fourth birthday, which would be exceptional indeed. But he isn’t alive. He … Continue reading

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Peter Kreeft on Hell (Hell Series Part 2)

Peter Kreeft is a Catholic philosopher, C.S. Lewis scholar, and a contributor to the genre of Screwtape-style letters. This piece is an excerpt from his Fundamentals of Faith, and is available here. The hell with hell! says the modern mind. … Continue reading

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Wormwood Reborn? A Screwtapian Look at The Gates by John Connolly (Hell Series Part 1)

One of the great perks as a university teacher is that I am constantly in conversation with students about good books. While this occasionally gets me into conversations about Twilight (which I read with great effort) and Hunger Games (which … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Pressure & Discipline: Reflection upon my 100th Post

Reaching the somewhat artificial but still satisfying pinnacle of 100 Posts on A Pilgrim in Narnia has set me into a reflective mood. I began this project just over a year ago as a way to draw together my thoughts … Continue reading

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My NaNoWriMo Project: The Curse of Téarian, chapter 1

I am now midway through the month of November. While some are growing moustaches or preparing for exams, I am trying to write a novel in these slim 30 days. I posted my pre-writing process when I began, and thought … Continue reading

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Marching as to War: C.S. Lewis on His Way to the Front Line

As I began to read C.S. Lewis’ wartime letters in 1917-1918 (The Collected Letters, vol. 1), I was struck by the casual tone of his experience. On Remembrance Day in Canada, we consider the weight of the soldiers’ sacrifices for … Continue reading

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Giving Voice to the Story: On Reading the Hobbit Aloud to my Son

This blog is part of The Hobbit Read-Along at The Warden’s Walk. I’ve been assigned Chapter 14: Fire and Water. Feel free to comment on any of the great blogs in the series. When I jumped into the Hobbit Read-Along, … Continue reading

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