Monthly Archives: June 2016

Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions, with the Right Question Institute

After a teaching foundations course (theory), my first college course in teacher prep was “Teaching Methods.” Ever since, I have loved the diversity of ways that we can draw a group of people to a moment of discovery. I am … Continue reading

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Changing Signs of Truth: Thinking about Postmodernism with Stan Grenz and Crystal Downing

I will always be indebted to InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) for its culture of developing the Christian intellect. It isn’t that I had come from a brain-less community. My undergrad studies were rigorous, if anything my church culture had been … Continue reading

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How to Read Literature Like a Monk

Originally posted on The Golden Echo:
Brother Monday’s lectio largely consists of beer labels and TV guides I mentioned last Monday that I sometimes apply the monastic method of lectio divina (sacred reading) to the first few times I read a…

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Treading Upon the Sacred: A Guest Post on Writing by Judy Carlson

Readers of A Pilgrim in Narnia know that I like to feature indie and small-press authors from time to time. Judy Carlson’s The White Knight, the Lost Kingdom, and the Sea Princess was published by Nordskog in 2015. Here she reflects upon … Continue reading

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A Call for Literary Patrons

I still have not found the words—or the time to search very hard—to describe the sublime experience of my research and conference trip to the Midwest these past couple of weeks. I spent nearly five days in archival and secondary … Continue reading

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Reclaiming the Ideals of Academia: A Reflection from the Lewis and Friends Colloquium

Originally posted on Sunlit Fields:
I just spent a very refreshing weekend in the good company of friends and colleagues at Taylor University’s Lewis and Friends Colloquium (June 2-5). I’ve been to various conferences in the past relating to the…

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When Screwtape Haunts in Eden: Testing the Possibilities of the Screwtape-Ransom Universe

Thanks to the smooth voice and broadcasting know-how of C.S. Lewis kingmaker William O’Flaherty, I am able to share with you the audio of my recent talk at the C.S. Lewis and Friends Colloquium at Taylor University in Upland, IN. This … Continue reading

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