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Between Mars and Malacandra, Fantasy and Real Life (A Friday Feature Visit to the Vault)

This is a post from 5 years ago that I still quite like. What interested Lewis about planets as a literary backdrop was not their physical properties but their mythical properties—both how they worked in classical and medieval mythology, and how … Continue reading

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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

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The Charm of Mystery: An Encouragement to Christian Teachers in Secular Schools

I am right now furiously at work on the 3 Day Novel Contest, so I thought I would rework this note of encouragement to Christian teachers. I think, despite its focus, that all teachers will be encouraged by it, especially … Continue reading

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The Charm of Mystery: An Encouragement to Christian Teachers in Secular Schools

Last week I posted a fun and thoughtful “schools out forever!” post for students. Thinking of the end of term got me to thinking about the teachers. Although I have done youth work and subbing in Christian environments, and work … Continue reading

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H.G. Wells Was Right: The Martians are Coming!

Well, maybe. According to scientists, there are mysterious plumes of gas on the surface of Mars. On Feb 19, 2015, CBC reported: The plumes were first spotted in March and April 2012 by more than a dozen amateur astronomers using … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis and the Music of the Spheres

On Monday I blogged “On Leprechauns,” referencing C.S. Lewis’ “The Discarded Image,” where he embarks on a rather scientific look at faeries. “The Discarded Image” is part of a larger series of Oxford lectures that capture the medieval worldview to … Continue reading

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A Prophetic Warning from H.G. Wells, or Object Lessons on the Way

H.G. Wells amazes me. In the first seven years of his public writing career, he created some of his most well known works, including: The Time Machine (1895) The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896) The Invisible Man (1897) The War … Continue reading

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