From the Pub: On Fairy Stories
Against the idea that fairy stories are merely an escape: “Evidently we are faced by a misuse of words, and also by a confusion of thought. Why should a man be scorned if, finding himself in prison, he tries to get out and go home? Or if, when he cannot do so, he thinks and talks about other topics than jailers and prison-walls? The world outside has not become less real because the prisoner cannot see it. In using escape this way the critics have chosen the wrong word, and what is more, they are confusing . . . the Escape of the Prisoner with the Flight of the Deserter.” – JRR TOLKIEN
Kindle Deal of the Week: A Year with G.K. Chesterton
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Apologetics: Tim Keller Under the Eye
Scot McKnight takes to those taking Tim Keller to task over his recent interview in the NY Times.
Preaching: The Do’s and Donuts of Preaching
I confess I haven’t listened to this yet, but it’s a weekend project. Looking forward to hearing my first Mortification of Spin podcast!
Dane Ortlund, normally a fanboy of N.T. Wright, confesses Wright’s latest book is “just awful.” And tells you why.
A Glimpse of Truth: Rogue One: A Return to Reverence
This is an incredibly insightful look at why the original Star Wars films were magic, and how secularism ruined the prequels. Yes, secularism.
Books and Lit: Shakespeare Vs. The Puritans
In this little video Dr. Ryan Reeves takes a fun look at a puritan caricature through the eyes of Shakespeare himself.
Writing: 7 Writing Tips from Charles Spurgeon
This is fantastic!
Christians and Culture: Thoughts on Christian Publishing
This is the first time I can ever remember a blog asking a question so good and helpful that I literally had to stop what I was doing for a long time to think about it, and I still am. I’d love to hear your thoughts.