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Issue Eight: The Genius of G. K. Chesterton (Advent 2019)

Literary Priests in the Tavern at the End of the World
Joseph Pearce on an Imagined Meeting

Chesterton As Story-Teller: The Shop of Ghosts
G. K. Chesterton on a Dying Man

Chesterton and the Seven Heavens
Michael Ward on Chesterton’s View of the Heptarchy

The White Light of Wonder: G.K. Chesterton’s Philosophy of Art
Melissa Cain Travis on a Common-Sense Critic

The Happy Home to Which We Are All Faring
Rebekah Valerius on Sacrificing Honour

A Defence of Armchair Philosophy: G. K. Chesterton and the Pretensions of Scientism
Mark Linville on Reason with a Root

Chesterton As Philosopher: The Revival of Philosophy
G. K. Chesterton on Differences in Philosophy

Another Resurrection: If Only We Could Understand
Donald Catchings Jr. on the Artist and the Image of God

Creation, Corruption, and Celebration on a Thursday
Shawn White on Chesterton’s Central Motifs in The Man Who Was Thursday

Escaping the Madhouse
Clark Weidner on the Question of Sanity

The Freedom of Boundaries
Zak Schmoll on Establishing Limits

Chesterton at the Movies
Seth Myers on Life of Pi, A Wrinkle in Time, and Hallmark

Frances Chesterton and Christmas
Nancy C. Brown on Why Frances Chesterton Loved Christmas

Chesterton As Poet: The Wise Men
G. K. Chesterton on the Christ Child

Cover illustration by Virginia De La Lastra

Issue Seven: Dystopia (Fall 2019)

The Good News in Dystopia 
Michael Heiser on How the Gospel Shines in the Darkness 

=== Act I: The Question ===

Orwell’s 1984, 70 Years Later: Are We the Dead?
Donald Catchings on the Relevance of a Classic

A Christian Reply to Ayn Rand’s Anthem
Jason Monroe on Objectivism and Human Value

The Silent Providence of Pain
Daniel Asperheim on the Problem of Evil and Providence

The Resurrection of the Dead and the Life of the World to Come: The Zombie Apocalypse as the Gospel in Reverse 
John Gillespie on Scarcity and Abundance in Dark Times

C.S. Lewis, Madeleine L’Engle, and The Handmaid’s Tale: A Reflection on Art as Poiema
Nicole Howe on Reconsidering Atwood’s Vision

This Captain, Buffeted
Karise Gililland on STEM and the Humanities

=== Act II: The Answer ===

Hope in Dystopia
Annie Nardone on Rising from the Deadness

Book Review – Cultural Apologetics by Paul Gould 
Annie Crawford on a Valuable New Resource

Why Are We Drawn to the Dystopian?
Zak Schmoll on Awakening through Dystopia 

=== Act III: Redemption ===

The Truth Will Set You Free
Donald Catchings on Breaking the Line

A Failure of Strength: A Study in Christian Resistance
George Scondras on Orwell, Williams, and Christ

Alicia Pollard on the Silence After the Rebirth 

Better Together: How the CW’s The 100 Reflects Generation Z’s Longing for Community
Cherish Nelson on Octavia’s Desire to Belong 

Bohemian Rocketmen in a Yellow Submarine: Dystopia, Eutopia and the Music of Belonging
Seth Myers on Music, Love, and Community

Korine Martinez on a Naturally Occurring Biological Fetus

Cover illustration by M.A. Liszt

Issue Six: Film and Music (Summer 2019)

Bridging the Gap: An Introduction 
Zak Schmoll on Connecting the Culture to the Gospel

In the Trenches
Annie Nardone on the Impact of Popular Music

In Page and Film: Visions of Virtue in Harry Potter
Roger Maxson on the Boy Who Lived

A Sonnet to Music: The Language of the Soul
Donald W. Catchings, Jr. on the Calling of Song

The Function of Absolute Music for Religious and Non-Religious Minds
Will Daniels on Absolute Music and Apologetics

Narnia Adapted to Film: The Triune Dance
Kyoko Yuasa on Narnian Intercessors

Who Authors the Authority? A Discussion of Watchmen and Rightful Rule
Jason Monroe on Understanding the Role of Authority

Comedy-Drama in Film: Caught Between Good Friday and Easter Sunday
Hannah Zarr on Dramedy, a Christian View of Reality

The Witch and the Horror of Eternal Consequences
Philip Tallon and Cameron McAllister on the Portrayal of Real Evil

Analyzing the Fact/Value Dichotomy in Ready Player One: The Movie: A Social Commentary and a Cautionary Tale
Charlotte Thomason on the Potential Consequences of Virtual Reality and Video Games

C.S. Lewis, Myth and Filmmaking
Timothy Nargi, Jr. on the Power of Indirect Communication

The Value of Smuggled Theology in Music
Sheila Krygsheld on Why What We Hear Matters

Seth Myers on C.S. Lewis and the Seasons

On Judging Movies
Daniel Asperheim on What Makes a Movie Good

Serenity and the Theodicy of Joss Whedon
Carla Alvarez on Film and the Free Will Defense

Where Are All the Great Christian Films?
Joseph Holmes on What Christian Movies Can Be

A Series of Unfortunate Events and the Persistence of Hope
Zak Schmoll on Why We Refuse to Despair

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Issue Five: Imagination (Spring 2019)

The Imagination and Its Role in Faith
Carla Alvarez on the Imagination Opening Minds

We Have Sinned and Grown Old: A Reflection on the Imagination and Motherhood
Nicole Howe on the Innocence of Youthful Wonder

Adam Brackin on a Voyage to Paradise

Annie Nardone on Regaining a Sense of Wonder

The Adventures of Asher Svenson: Story Two: A Feast of Fishes
Lucas W. Holt on What Happened at the Seashore

Reviving a Sacred Imagination
Annie Crawford on Reason and the Imagination as Necessary for Discipleship

Light in the Darkness
Korine Martinez on Striving against Evil

Imagining Conversion
Josiah Peterson on Why Conversion Stories Change Lives

God, the Playwright
Donald Catchings on the Gospel as an Imaginative Masterpiece

The Armor of the Dragon: Chapter One: What Grew in the Garden
Daniel Asperheim on the Beginning of a Magical Adventure

Re-Enchanting the World: A Tale of Two Paradigms
Josh Herring on Overcoming Our Modern Disenchantment

Celestial Rodeo
Daniel Ray on the Importance of Humility

The Imaginative Power of Sub-Creation
Zak Schmoll on Why We Love Tolkien’s Stories

Issue Four: Celebrating Planet Narnia: Ten Years in Orbit (Advent 2018)

For Your Contemplation: What You’ll See When You Read This Issue
An Introduction by Ryan Grube

Seven Questions: AUJ with Michael Ward
An Interview

Where Paradoxes Play: Michael Ward on Christian Orthodoxy
An Essay by Jahdiel Perez

Why We Love to Visit Narnia
An Essay by Louis Markos

An Unexpected Journey: Imaginative Apologetics and the Ward Moment – A Personal Reflection
An Essay by John Mark Reynolds

A Seven-Days’ Journey through the Heavens
A Poem by Holly Ordway

Planet Narnia as Creative Inspiration
An Essay by Malcolm Guite

The Daily Planet
A Poem by Malcolm Guite

The Circle Dance
A Poem by Malcolm Guite

C. S. Lewis: A Life
A Poem by Donald T. Williams

(Re)Considering the Planet Narnia Thesis
An Essay by Brenton Dickieson

A Defense of Planet Narnia
An Essay by Josiah Peterson

Return to Planet Narnia
An Essay by Michael Ward

Table Narnia: Fugue to Evangelical Adventure
An Essay by Kyoko Yuasa

The Cure Has Begun
An Essay by Annie Crawford

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and the Rehabilitation of Practical Reason
An Essay by Jason Monroe

Gravitational Pull
A Reflection by Marshall Arthur Liszt

A Short Story by Adam Brackin

Fall 2018 - Courage, Strength, and Hope
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Issue Three: Courage, Strength, and Hope (Fall 2018)

A Reason for Our Hope: The Role of Fairy Stories in Christian Apologetics
Nicole Howe on Why Fairy Stories Matter

The Adventures of Asher Svenson: Story One: The Secret Wood
Lucas W. Holt on the Mystery of the Forest

Tales of Courage and Hope: Black Panther in Middle Earth and Narnia
Seth Myers on the Connections from Oxford to Hollywood

Hope, Life, and the Fountain of Trevi
Carla Alvarez on the Power of Water

The Lord of the Rings and Consolation Concerning Death
Jason Monroe on the Central Theme of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Masterpiece

The Heroism of the Ordinary in The Lord of the Rings
Zak Schmoll on the Character of Samwise Gamgee

Lava: A Story of Love and Hope
Carla Alvarez on the Deeper Themes within the Pixar Short

The Power in Pain
Annie Nardone on the First-Hand Experience of Pain

Courage in the Cosmos
Daniel Ray on the Boldness of Our Story

The Homeric Versus the Christian Ideal of Man
Josiah Peterson on Contrasting the Nature of Humanity

Karise Gililland on the Transition from Bewildered Suffering to Active Hope

The Making of a Hero
Carla Alvarez on the Changing Modern Perspective of Heroism

Tales of Courage and Hope: Hamilton in Middle Earth and Narnia: Part One & Part Two
Seth Myers on the Connections from Oxford to Broadway

Summer 2018 - The Power of Story
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Issue Two: The Power of Story (Summer 2018)

Literary Apologetics: A Spell for the Refreshment of Spirit
Annie Crawford on Why Stories Matter

Hume in Elfland
Rebekah Valerius on an Imagined Meeting between Hume and Chesterton

For What Purpose
Charlotte Thomason on Why C.S. Lewis Wrote about Narnia

Augustine’s The Confessions: The Power of Spiritual Autobiography
Nicole Howe on the Importance of First Person Testimonies

Dry Bones
Korine Martinez on Why We Must Never Lose Hope

Finding Faith in Fairy Tales: Answers for Modern Skeptics from C.S. Lewis’s The Silver Chair
Annie Crawford on Why Faith Is a Reasonable Answer to Uncertainty

Devouring Reason – The Myth of Arachne Retold
Rebekah Valerius on the Desire for Meaning

God the Great Iconoclast: C.S. Lewis’s Personal Theodicy
Edward Stengel on Addressing the Problem of Pain

Lewis in La La Land
Seth Myers on the Search for Significance

Sneaking Past Watchful Dragons: Imaginative Apologetics and the Games We Play
Karise Gililland on How Games are a Delayed Apologetic

Spring 2018 - The Abolition of Man
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Issue One: The Abolition of Man (Spring 2018)

Dear Reader
Zak Schmoll on the Purpose of This Project

Lewis Among the Ancients … and Moderns
Seth Myers on Lewis’ Trip through Literary History

The Abolition of Students
Rebekah Valerius on the Consequences of Naturalism on Campus

“Will These Hands Ne’er be Clean?”: C.S. Lewis and the Apologetic Response to the Themes of Macbeth
Edward Stengel on the Reality of Human Evil

Annie Nardone on the Majesty of the Cosmos

The Death of Freedom
Hannah Zarr on the Insufficiency of Nietzsche’s Innovation

Dragons in Our ‘Darkest Hours’: Slaying All Day the Lewis Way
Karise Gililland on Combating the Dragon of Sexual Exploitation

Searching the Stars
Annie Crawford on the Modern Difference between Quality and Quantity

The Separation of Narnia and Tao
Zak Schmoll on the Destruction of Objective Truth in The Last Battle

Abolition of Man as Sci-Fi: C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy
Seth Myers on the Integration of the Abolition of Man into Lewis’ Fiction

From The Green Book to The River: Lewis, Relativism, and Constructivism in Education
Carla Alvarez on the Shortcomings of Constructivism