St. Patrick’s Breastplate
What a wonderful prayer/confession/affirmation. The Lorica, or St. Patrick’s Breastplate I arise today With a mighty power, Calling on the name of the Holy Trinity, Affirming His Threeness, Confessing His Oneness, Thanking my Creator, loving His Creation. I arise today Made strong by Christ’s coming. Made strong by His Baptism. Made strong by His crucifixion, […]
Freedom = Breaking Laws?
“Parents, Like the Earth Beneath Our Feet…”
“A child has little defense against the sight of a parent laid low. Parents, like the earth beneath our feet and the sun above our heads, are immutable objects, eternal and reliable. If one should fall, who might vouch the sun itself won’t fall, burning, into the sea?” Rick Yancey, The Monstrumologist HT: My friend, […]
At Once An Ogre’s Castle and a Restful Cottage
“G.K. Chesterton once asserted that our world is simultaneously an ogre’s castle that must be stormed and a cottage where one might return after a long day’s labor. Life in this poor fallen world, he said, is both a battle and a refuge; it is at the same time a dangerous enterprise and a restful repose. […]
Ugly Authors and Audiobooks
“For an author, Jerry Vale was rather nice looking. Most authors, as is widely known, resemble in appearance the more degraded types of fish, unless they look like birds, when they could pass as vultures and no questions asked.” P.G. Wodehouse, Pigs Have Wings Note: Martin Jarvis reading this for the audiobook is better than […]
C.S. Lewis on G.K. Chesterton
Who Needs a Movie Adaptation of a Novel?
Writer or Author?
Writing By Belief
Our Role: Moral Gatekeepers or Bearers of Glad Tidings?
This is from John Dickerson’s, The Decline of Evangelical America. Thanks to Wesley Hill for the link. … How can evangelicalism right itself? I don’t believe it can — at least, not back to the politically muscular force it was as recently as 2004, when white evangelicals gave President George W. Bush his narrow re-election. […]