Category Archives: Books

Upon Deeper Reflection

It is kind of fun to end the day looking to see what The Algorithm brings up on my YouTube homepage.  Last week it was Tennant and Tate.  Today it was a blast from further in the past.  As a … Continue reading

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Tradition and Traditionalism

From Common Objects of Love by Oliver O’Donovan: The word “tradition,” like koinonia, refers both to an action and a possession.  In the first sense it is the activity by which one shares in the community, receiving and contributing.  In … Continue reading

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Time Enough?

One of the more personally frustrating letters from Screwtape to Wormwood is missive #21, which has something to do with using “the claims of life” against the patient.  Screwtape writes: Now you will have noticed that nothing throws him into … Continue reading

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“Just a Case of the Mondays”

Lots on my mind today as I think about classes and meetings and next week’s chapel.  I’m almost done with Root’s Congregation in a Secular Age.  I have to admit, this trilogy is right up their with Smith’s Kingdom trilogy … Continue reading

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Frazz in Time

Yesterday I posted a classic Calvin and Hobbes strip that had something to do with school, childhood, and the passing of time.  A recent Frazz strip by Jef Mallett also tried to deal with time and childhood, but this time … Continue reading

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The Demonic and The Divine

I’m always impressed with how well C. S. Lewis can articulate truths about the human condition.  It’s uncanny to me.  I think it’s one big reason why I revisit his work, some of it often.  And he does it without … Continue reading

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Screwtape on Extremes

My daily New Testament reading for the last couple of weeks was the letter of Ephesians.  The letter, one that weaves the theological and the practical together the way the always should be, ends with a popular passage that casts … Continue reading

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Prayer and What You Bargain For

Way back at the end of November, I mentioned rereading The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.  And then I didn’t say much about it.  It took me a little longer than I intended (which has been the case in general … Continue reading

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Winter Winds

Today was a wintry day in Honolulu.  The winds whipped down the valley bringing sheets of rain.  We might have broken 70 degrees, but I’d be hard-pressed to say when.  I did make it down to breakfast before the rain … Continue reading

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Fresh Start or More of the Same?

One more “New Year’s Frazz” comic before things turn towards the beginning of the new semester.  Here’s the January 1st Frazz, which captures one of the many sensations that a new year brings. This morning  I spent a little bit … Continue reading

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