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C.S. Lewis on the Paris Attacks

Many of us were struck by the events in the legendary city of Paris on Friday night. As Parisians settled into cafes, filed into theatre seats, and gathered by the tens of thousands at the soccer stadium, seven young men … Continue reading

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The 7 Least Popular Posts (That I Still Think Were Pretty Good)

It’s fun to make “Best of” lists, like my “7 Super Awesome Posts of 2014.” The poison ivy of the WordPress statistics forest, however, is that you also know what posts were almost completely ignored. Some of these least viewed … Continue reading

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Thoughts and Prayers: The Ottawa Terror Attacks

A delightful little post on marriage that comes out of my reading of John Crowley’s Little, Big was scheduled to post this afternoon. With the Ottawa terror attacks in play, I decided it was time for a more sober reflection, … Continue reading

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The Banality of Evil: A Thought by Terry Pratchett

“The Banality of Evil” is a phrase by Hannah Arendt in her book, Eichmann in Jerusalem. The idea emerged out of the aftermath of WWII, as the public slowly came to consciousness about the Holocaust. There were Nazi hunters in … Continue reading

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What If He Is Actually Evil? Thoughts on the Moncton Murderer

In Eastern Canada we have been holding our breath as the RCMP (our national police force) scoured the city of Moncton, New Brunswick for an armed killer on the loose. Witnesses say Justin Bourque ambushed police officers, killing three and … Continue reading

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Narnian Pilgrims and The Evil of Middle Management

My son and I have just finished the fourth Chronicle of Narnia, The Silver Chair. Though it is perhaps the least layered book, with fewer mythic symbols woven into the fabric of the storyline, it is probably my favourite book … Continue reading

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