Unveiling Reality Through The Imagination

In her spiritual memoir, Not God’s Type, Dr. Holly Ordway explains the process of her conversion from atheism to Catholicism. Primarily through the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, […]

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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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Poetry as Prayer, Imagination the Spark to Worship and Service: Ordway’s Review of Gerard Manley Hopkins in Word on Fire’s Ignatian Collection

“The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out, like shining from shook foil”[1] -Gerard Manley Hopkins, God’s Grandeur   Holly Ordway shows her commitment to […]

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Carry On

Like bells of Rivendell ring (They sing! They sing!), Her song, it summons hungry hearts to hear. Harken your ear. A sudden goldfinch rings With songs of grace — its […]

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Dr. Ordway’s Visual Guide to Paragraph Structure

While it may not be among her best known works — yet — Dr. Ordway’s “Visual Guide to Paragraph Structure” garners instant recognition and nostalgic nods of appreciation from alumni […]

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The Challenge of “The Republic”

Plato banned the Poets from his state,  ……Yet said, if one could make a sound defense  ……In lilting verse with cogent arguments  That they do more than merely imitate  An […]

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Drawing the Drawing Out of Me

Life surprises come in all shapes and colors. In my case, they also came in lines, pencil lines. I discovered I was good at drawing, when I was thirty five […]

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A Case of Mistaken Identity

“I said to my soul, be still, and let the dark come upon you Which shall be the darkness of God.” -T.S. Eliot, “East Coker”   I fancied myself chased […]

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Gandalf, The Prophetic Mentor

Near the beginning of the Third Age of Middle-earth, the Valar commissioned the Istari as representatives from the Maiar to resist Sauron’s rise. Of the five chosen, only Olórin, better […]

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Echo and Narcissus – A Modern Reimagining

A Note on Holly Ordway and Fiction   When I enrolled as a student at Houston Baptist University to study Christian Apologetics, I supposed I would primarily read logic or […]

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