Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Tangled Path Before Us: A Review of Matthew Dickerson’s “The Rood and the Torc”

When I walk into a bookstore and scan the historical fiction section, I am inevitably met with dozens of book jackets featuring Amish women in bent grass landscapes or mysterious looking Elizabethan courtiers ready to be betrayed (or to do … Continue reading

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Till We Have Confusing Book Titles: Guest Post by William O’Flaherty

William O’Flaherty is like a digital C.S. Lewis handshake. He is a technological rainmaker, drawing together Lewis resources through his various posts, blogs, podcasts, interviews, and news items at Essential C.S. Lewis, a feature site of the Middle Earth Network. … Continue reading

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The Sea a Sham Born of Uniformity: On Subverting the Normal with Gene Wolfe (#WritingWednesdays)

Classic SciFi authors will cringe when I admit this, but I am reading Gene Wolfe for the first time. It just hasn’t come across my path until I found a dozen Ursula K. LeGuin and Gene Wolfe books at a … Continue reading

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“The Myth of Empty Space” by Dallas Willard

I was at my extended family’s house yesterday and saw Dallas Willard’s The Divine Conspiracy on a side table. It is a bookish home, and I’m a bookish person, so I’m often flipping over books and picking up where people … Continue reading

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Remembering Christopher Mitchell

Originally posted on Off the Shelf:
Chris Mitchell, former Director of the Marion E. Wade Center, 1994-2013 It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected death of Christopher W. Mitchell, Director of the Marion E. Wade Center from…

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On Mixing Fantasy with Real Life, A Lesson from Sesame Street (#WritingWednesdays)

This is the latest in a series called “Writing Wednesdays,” focusing on writing resources from the common to the unusual. This one is perhaps a little unusual. For work I am reading Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point (2000). It’s been … Continue reading

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Two Different Prefaces to C.S. Lewis’ “That Hideous Strength”

I am certain that within long I will be accused of being obsessed with Prefaces. I have posted great prefaces to C.S. Lewis’ The Allegory of Love and Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, and I have even published the … Continue reading

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