Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Shocking, Horrifying, You-Can’t-Believe-It! Reason This Blogger Isn’t Taking A Break

Last week I wrote a rather personal post about how I was drowning in work. As converging rivers can crush stone, my worlds of work and study have crashed in upon my already eroded personal strength. Even after taking steps … Continue reading

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“Hungering After Old Books with C. S. Lewis, Anne Carpenter, and the Benedictines” Guest Blog by Karl Persson (Signum Series)

Karl Persson holds an MA in Early Modern literature from the University of Regina, and a Doctorate in Old English literature from the University of British Columbia; he currently works as a preceptor and lecturer for Signum University. His scholarly … Continue reading

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Battling a Mountain of Neglects with J.R.R. Tolkien

In my morning reading of J.R.R. Tolkien, I came across this note to his publisher, Stanley Unwin: “I have treated you very badly. I think you would be disposed to forgive me, if you knew the true tale of my … Continue reading

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Course on C. S. Lewis and Prayer

Originally posted on The Oddest Inkling:
A while back, I was honored to contribute a tiny amount to a Kickstarter campaign to send Rev. David Beckmann to England to record a class on C. S. Lewis and Prayer. The course…

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“Friendship over Family in the Lord of the Rings” Guest Blog by Trish Lambert (Signum Series)

Trish Lambert is a professional writer in marketer’s clothing. She is also a licensed amateur radio operator, a certified SCUBA diver, a medal-winning ballroom dancer and a gamer (The Lord of the Rings Online and Star Trek Online…so far). Her … Continue reading

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So Long Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)

Leonard Cohen once quipped that only in Canada could he win Vocalist of the Year. It’s true that he lacks the skillful range of melodic control we might expect in a pop music superstar. Yet his voice does have something, … Continue reading

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The Transformative Power of Memory: Lewis and the World Wars

The first reader of C.S. Lewis’ autobiography, Surprised by Joy, might be puzzled by the fact that WWI—the catastrophe that decided the fate of so many of Europe’s great thinkers and artists and inventors—makes up very little of Lewis’ narrative. … Continue reading

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What Would Jesus Do on Election Day?

I think the question was meant sardonically. Or maybe the questioner already had an obvious answer to “What Would Jesus Do on Election Day?” For some, anyway, the answer is obvious: Jesus would vote for party A or candidate B … Continue reading

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The Most Important Part: A Plea to American Christians on Election Day

It is four years since I wrote this post, long before most a this blog’s great readers have helped to make A Pilgrim in Narnia a unique conversational space. Thinking about Tuesday, I reread it today to see how my … Continue reading

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Some Friday Feature C.S. Lewis Notes

There are a few things I’d like to note without doing a bunch of big announcements. Consider this a Friday Feature Flash (sorry, I couldn’t think of a better term!). Save the C.S. Lewis Nature Reserve You may not even … Continue reading

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