The Wrackturn Method

Brian Melton, The Wrackturn Method.  Columbia, SC: Moral Apologetics Press, 2021. viii + 97 pp. My dear Wormwood, I hate to interrupt our retirement from active tempting so soon.  It seems like just yesterday I was proposing my famous Toast at the Annual Dinner of the Tempter’s Training College.  (Having to deal with time and […]

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Matrix of Meaning: Five Theses on Christianity and Culture

The question of the proper relationship of the church to human culture cannot be avoided. Human beings are creative because they are made in the image of the Creator. (We were made in God’s image so that we could not only have fellowship with Him but so we would be qualified to represent Him as […]

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To J. R. R. Tolkien

On a day when Fall’s first leaves were flying And the wind was howling and geese were crying And clouds were black and the sun was hiding, Word first came, on dark wings riding. ……………..“Tolkien is dead,” ……………..Was all they said, ……………..And left us crying.   He heard by light of star and moon The […]

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Loth Lorien

From silver trunk the golden leaf Blows through the old abandoned fief, For Time, the robber and the thief, Has brought the hidden realm to grief: ……………..The wonder is withdrawn. Now far beyond the Western Sea The merry folk have gone to be Naught but a fading memory ……………..In Caras Galadon.   For untold years […]

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C. S. Lewis: A Life

  “You can’t get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”  C. S. Lewis to Walter Hooper—reported in Hooper’s preface to the Lewis collection Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories (NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1966), v.   Such a tapestry his mind could weave; He gave us Puddleglum […]

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