The Adventure Aslan Sends

Or, The Last Lesson to Fortify Children with Chests Here are my notes for the talk I gave at the recent Raggant Fiction Festival. The video of my talk is here, and the audio will be available soon. Channeling Screwtape My dear Wormwood, Many demons have done well, nephew, but you excel them all. It … Continue reading The Adventure Aslan Sends

The Bacchae and Other Plays

3 of 5 stars to The Bacchae and Other Plays by Euripides 2015: We only read The Bacchae (not the “and Other Plays”) but I quite enjoyed it. My pleasure wasn’t in the idolatry, or the madness, or the savagery, but rather the opportunity to celebrate how the Triune God of the Bible is so … Continue reading The Bacchae and Other Plays

“Bless Me, what do they teach them at these schools?”

Or, (Students + The Trivium) × Teachers The following notes are for a talk I gave at our school’s Information Night. Our school board recently finished reading through and discussing the Chronicles of Narnia together. I’m also part of another group of adults, many of whom are parents of current school students, working through the Chronicles as secondary reading for something we call … Continue reading “Bless Me, what do they teach them at these schools?”

All a Pitter-pattering

Is love more science or more story? Is love an historical fact or a philosophical idea? Is love a Platonic ideal, an abstract quality existing Up There, or is love an Aristotelian reality, expressed Down Here in hands and lips and bodies? Where do you learn about love best? Reading the dictionary? Reading the Bible? … Continue reading All a Pitter-pattering

Worldview Guide for The Iliad

4 of 5 stars to Worldview Guide for The Iliad by Louis Markos I attended a couple talks by Louis Markos at the 2017 ACCS National Convention and really appreciated his energy and his knowledge. When I saw that he had written Worldview Guides for Canon Press for The Iliad, The Odyssey, and The Aeneid, … Continue reading Worldview Guide for The Iliad