Monthly Archives: January 2015

Matthew Dickerson’s “The Rood and the Torc”: A Winter Tale

When I walk into a bookstore and scan the shelves, 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 the betraying), … Continue reading

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Advice to my 13 Year Old Niece Madison on Reading “Pride and Prejudice” for the First Time

Dear Madison, Since you are going to be reading Pride and Prejudice for the first time, I was hoping to read it with you so that we could talk about interesting or difficult parts. You, however, are a very quick … Continue reading

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“How to Handle the Hallows” video by Sørina Higgins

Originally posted on The Oddest Inkling:
Here’s the recording of my talk at Mythgard’s conference, MythMoot III, thanks to Dr. Ed Powell.

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Podcast Discussion on the Hobbit Film at All About Jack

I was thrilled to recently record a podcast on The Hobbit film trilogy. William O’Flaherty is producer and host of All About Jack, as well as the energy behind Essential C.S. Lewis, and a guest blogger here on A Pilgrim in Narnia. Here’s … Continue reading

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Why is Merlin in That Hideous Strength?

            I am writing a paper on C.S. Lewis and the Arthurian tradition for Sørina Higgins’ collection, The Inklings and King Arthur. As I trawl through the materials one common theme keeps coming back: How do we explain the sudden … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: C.S. Lewis Goes to Heaven: William O’Flaherty’s Interview with David Clark

William O’Flaherty is the intrepid host of the “All About Jack” podcast and the Essential C.S. Lewis website. He interviewed Dr. David Clark, and includes that transcript here as part of our ongoing series on The Great Divorce. Dr. Clark … Continue reading

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The 7 Least Popular Posts (That I Still Think Were Pretty Good)

It’s fun to make “Best of” lists, like my “7 Super Awesome Posts of 2014.” The poison ivy of the WordPress statistics forest, however, is that you also know what posts were almost completely ignored. Some of these least viewed … Continue reading

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The 7 Super Awesome Posts of 2014 (According to the Stats Squirrels)

2014 was a great year here at A Pilgrim in Narnia! More than 70,000 visitors viewed more than 300 posts. I wrote more than 100 posts in 2014, including a few guest blogs. Based on the digital foot traffic this … Continue reading

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An Introduction to the New Testament

I am teaching a class at the University of Prince Edward Island this semester. “RS 387: The New Testament” is one of my favourite courses to teach. I love the world that the Jesus movement emerged out of–a cultural mess … Continue reading

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Day 2, Off the Rails, and That’s Okay

It’s amazing how quickly it can all go off the rails. It is Day 2 of the new year, and you would think things would still be going strong on the second day. All the great plans, the serious goals, … Continue reading

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