Category Archives: Books

“I’ve Got a Feeling”

In the spring of 1921, some eight years before his conversion to Christianity, C. S. Lewis said this about death: I have seen death fairly often and never yet been able to find it anything but extraordinary and rather incredible. … Continue reading

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43: Against Abstraction

This week I started reading the letters of C. S. Lewis.  I’ve skimmed them many times before.   But I’ve never done a full reading like I did with Tolkien a few years ago.  So as I start a new … Continue reading

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The Lonely Pilgrim’s Regress

One of the best parts of C. S. Lewis’s The Pilgrim’s Regress is the afterword to the book’s third edition.  The book, the first Lewis wrote after his conversion to Christianity, is a fantastical retelling of his journey to the … Continue reading

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A Rule for Embracing, Resisting, and Attending

My first week of spring break is quietly and quickly coming to an end.  And while I haven’t gotten as much done as I’d hoped, I have been able to do some quality reading.  This afternoon, I finished Justin Whitmel … Continue reading

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On Writing the Right Way

A few weeks ago, a dear friend who also happens to oversee our student publications, recommended the work of Benjamin Dreyer.  The recommendation probably came up as she was working on a piece and we were talking about proofreading, something … Continue reading

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Memory and the Season

Hans Boersma, whose Heavenly Participation I hope to write through over the next week or so, just had a short piece published over at First Things.  While it is tied to the season of Lent, it definitely has implications for … Continue reading

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Lent and the Unintentional Hermit

For some time now I’ve been meaning to post this quote from the  beginning of Leah Libresco’s Building the Benedict Option: I’ve never felt called to imitate Saint Simeon Stylites.  I’ve never sensed God calling me to build a pillar … Continue reading

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