Category Archives: Thoughtful Essays

Why My Kid’s Science Teacher is Awesome

Not just his science teacher, actually. Nicolas just won a poetry contest that his grade seven homeroom teacher encouraged him to enter. But more of that later. To science. One of our initial anxieties about sending our son to a Christian school … Continue reading

Posted in News & Links, Thoughtful Essays | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Why I Chose not to Perform at Trump’s Inauguration

After deep consideration and advice from my friends and family, I have decided to join the growing list of those who have chosen not to perform at Trump’s Inauguration on Friday. That includes A-list celebs like Kanye West, Céline Dion, … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughtful Essays | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

New Approaches to Academic Writing: An Unusual Marking Note for a Good Student

I am at that time of year when the marking pile on my desk is higher than my laptop screen. Like a fool, each year, I go into the marking expecting great things. So far, I have never had a … Continue reading

Posted in On Writing, Thoughtful Essays | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Reflections, Thoughtful Essays | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

“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

Posted in Guest Blogs, Reflections, Thoughtful Essays | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Thoughtful Essays | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

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

Posted in Thoughtful Essays | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments