Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Charm of Mystery: An Encouragement to Christian Teachers in Secular Schools

Last week I posted a fun and thoughtful “schools out forever!” post for students. Thinking of the end of term got me to thinking about the teachers. Although I have done youth work and subbing in Christian environments, and work … Continue reading

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Hallows and Heaven by Sørina Higgins

Originally posted on The Oddest Inkling:
I wrote last week about my lovely morning researching an Arthurian work by Barfield in the Bodleian Library–my personal earthly paradise. Now I would like to share with you about the talk I gave…

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The Term is Over: The Holidays Have Begun

As a tribute to all the students who have been sitting on the edge of their seats these last few days, staring out the window longingly at the green grass bending in early summer breezes, I thought I would post the … Continue reading

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Terry Pratchett’s Topsy-Turvy Witches

At Mythcon last year, a bright young scholar said that she thought that Granny Weatherwax is the alter ego of Terry Pratchett—not in personality, but in her wry, upside-down, “limit evil” approach to life in this strange world. At least, … Continue reading

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Love Seeds Over Literature: A Remarkable C.S. Lewis Review of Arthur C. Clarke

On Wednesday I wrote about “How 1950s SciFi Superstars Helped C.S. Lewis Fall in Love with Science Fiction Again“–a blog that has been trending since. It was intriguing to see how the quality of Ray Bradbury’s writing, the generosity of Anthony Boucher’s … Continue reading

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How Classic SciFi Superstars Helped C.S. Lewis Fall in Love with Science Fiction Again

Without doubt, Ray Bradbury is one of the greatest 20th century genre fiction writers. His Fahrenheit 451 is one of the trinity of great dystopian novels of the generation (with Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World). The mind behind … Continue reading

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Stopping Clocks with W.H. Auden: A Note for Martha

Martha must have been a larger than life lady at one time. As she lay quivering on the pale blue sheets, I could see there was extra skin on her emaciated arms. Where the breathing mask pressed against her face … Continue reading

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