How My Horse Taught Me to Be a Parent

The summer of 2001, I graduated college, married a man after knowing him for less than a year, left my homeland of Oregon and moved to Texas, started my first […]

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Joy in the Mind of the Reader

Why do some people like books so much? What is it about arbitrary lines of ink sequenced on a page of paper that gives so many so much joy? My […]

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The Offering of St. Ignatius

What is a saint? Why should we give more attention to some believers than others? The disagreement between Protestants on the one hand and Roman Catholics and the Orthodox on […]

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Review: Tolkien’s Modern Reading

  Long before the printing press, Solomon complained that “of the making of many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh.”[1] What would […]

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Wisdom Became Flesh and Dwelt Among Us: Pagan Dreams of the King of Kings

Of Plato’s most ambitious dialogue, the Republic, Christian scholar John Mark Reynolds writes, “In all pagan literature it is the single book that never fails to teach something new and […]

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Super-Women and the Price of Power

The idea of a heroic female warrior is not new.[1] While Wonder Woman, Black Widow, and Captain Marvel have given the trope unprecedented popularity, Homer makes the first Greek reference […]

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Gender and the Imago Dei: Together We Reflect the Image of God

In his Ransom Trilogy, C.S. Lewis ironically harnesses the futuristic genre of science fiction to retrieve something very old: what it means to be human. Lewis had warned, in his […]

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Hogwarts in History: The Neo-Medieval Vision of Harry Potter

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling writes that the Dursleys “had a very medieval attitude toward magic.”[1] Here Rowling either reveals a bit of ignorance, uncharacteristic […]

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Cosmos

Revolution! Copernicus did fling ……Earth’s sphere into high orbit. Luna laughed as Terra stumbled to conceive ……Her own reeling, tethered traverse. Neither up nor down, twin poles tip and taunt, […]

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Courage at the Crossroad: Death and Immortality in The Lord of the Rings

In a letter from 1958, J.R.R. Tolkien noted that his fantasy epic, The Lord of the Rings, was “mainly concerned with Death, and Immortality.”[1] Although Middle-earth is full of vast […]

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