Monthly Archives: July 2018

twenty øne piløts and fǟmily müsĩc

One of my absolute favourite bands is Twenty One Pilots, or twenty øne piløts, TØP, or various versions of the logo on the right. I stumbled upon this band in a cool way. For years I have been indoctrinating my son … Continue reading

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‘The Chapel of the Thorn’ by Charles Williams {BookTalk}

Originally posted on A Tolkienist's Perspective:
BookTalk is a new series of posts, where I discuss non-Tolkien books within concise and honest reviews. However, any connections with with Tolkien will be made clear as you read  on … _______________________________________________________________________________…

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The Land Where Oz is North of Middle-earth: Reflections of a Speculative Cosmographer (Throwback Thursday)

Over the next year, I am introducing an occasional feature I call “Throwback Thursday.” This is where I find a blog post from the past–raiding either my own vault or someone else’s–and throw it back out into the digital world. … Continue reading

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“Men must endure their going hence”: The Idea of Death in C.S. Lewis’s “Out of the Silent Planet”: Guest Post by Levi Nunnink

Today I’d like to feature a reflection by podcaster Levi Nunnink. Aspiring artists Levi Nunnink and Rosalyn Lee host the Culturezoo podcast. Levi and Rosalyn will read a comic, watch a movie, or read a book and discuss it in detail–sort … Continue reading

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Peruse Some Old Books with C. S. Lewis: Guest Post by Dale Nelson

I want to introduce readers of A Pilgrim in Narnia to a remarkable guest post by Prof. Dale Nelson. Dale has written for us before (see here and here and here), but he attempts something unique in this guest post. … Continue reading

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George Grant and C.S. Lewis, by Ron Dart (Friday Feature)

I keep meaning to highlight one of Canada’s most important public intellectuals, George Grant, and his connection to C.S. Lewis. I just never seem to get to the task so I will let Prof. Ron Dart lead us in that … Continue reading

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Luke Shelton’s Tolkien Experience Project

One of my fondest early memories of The Hobbit was when a storyteller came to my elementary school and recited the entire book (from memory) to my fourth grade class in installments. This was a marvelous feat. I must have … Continue reading

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Thank God for Accidental Feminism, in Conversation with Courtney Reissig

It was an impulse buy. I was attracted by the main title, and I loved the cover with the forlorn girl in the superhero costume. Honestly, I never took the time to read the back cover or even the subtitle. … Continue reading

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“Not Because I am Anyone in Particular”: C.S. Lewis’ Original Preface on Mere Christianity

Based on a year-2000 survey of church leaders and contributors to Christianity Today about 20th-century “classics that have shaped religious thought,” C.S. Lewis was “by far … the most popular author and Mere Christianity the book nominated most often.” Narnia also … Continue reading

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