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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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Terry Pratchett’s Topsy-Turvy Witches

At Mythcon last year, a bright young scholar said that she thought that Granny Weatherwax is the alter ego of Terry Pratchett—not in personality, but in her wry, upside-down, “limit evil” approach to life in this strange world. At least, … Continue reading

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The Stereotype of the Hypocritical Clergyman: Chaucer and Modern Film

“Of his appearance I have said enough”: so Chaucer concludes one of his pictorial caricatures of the pilgrims on the road in the Prologue of Canterbury Tales. These are playful, quick, and satirical descriptions of the “faithful” on the way. … Continue reading

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