Tag Archives: Frederick Buechner

Canada and a 6th Century Monk

Originally posted on the traveller's path:
In honour of Canada Day, I thought it might be fun to share with you one of my favourite stories from the Britain’s Early Middle Ages; that of the 6th century monk known as…

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Annie Dillard, An American Childhood

Can I come to you as a literary evangelist for a moment? Actually, I’m always doing that, aren’t I? I have worked to remind a world much different than the original about The Screwtape Letters, and argued that The Great Divorce is a … Continue reading

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The Haunting Death: Lewis, Buechner, and Me on the Loss of my Parents

On Friday, February 12th, I watched my mother finally succumb to cancer. She was only 61. In her death she taught me a great deal about how to live. You can read a brief story of her life here. I am now … Continue reading

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Matthew Dickerson’s “The Rood and the Torc”: A Winter Tale

When I walk into a bookstore and scan the shelves, I am inevitably met with dozens of book jackets featuring Amish women in bent grass landscapes, or mysterious looking Elizabethan courtiers ready to be betrayed (or to do the betraying), … Continue reading

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The Tangled Path Before Us: A Review of Matthew Dickerson’s “The Rood and the Torc”

When I walk into a bookstore and scan the historical fiction section, I am inevitably met with dozens of book jackets featuring Amish women in bent grass landscapes or mysterious looking Elizabethan courtiers ready to be betrayed (or to do … Continue reading

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“From Middle Earth to the Garden of Eden” An Inklings Class (by Distance)

I am excited to announce that I have a class on culture and ideas beginning tonight called, “From Middle Earth to the Garden of Eden: Thoughts on Faith and Culture from C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.” Most of you don’t … Continue reading

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“Exegesis of the Soul” A Reflective Response to Frederick Buechner’s Memoirs

C.S. Lewis was part of a WWII-era literary group called the Inklings that included authors like J.R.R. Tolkien,  Charles Williams, and Roger Lancelyn Green. Among those that I might consider “Honourary Inklings,” Frederick Buechner has, for me, pride of place. … Continue reading

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