Category Archives: Themes

The Hands of a King are the Hands of a Healer

The past few days have been filled with trauma: my very good friend Sharon Gerdes (artist, writer, and director of Players of the Stage theatre company) suffered a horrific injury to her hand on Saturday, severing five tendons, the median … Continue reading

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Where is the Joy?

What books stir your soul? Which time period of literature or art appeals to you the most? Which stylistic era of music most stirs your soul? Is it the ordered precision of a Bach fugue or the poignant strains of … Continue reading

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King Solomon’s TARDIS: “Many Dimensions”

It’s old, it’s new, it’s borrowed, it’s blue! It’s the TARDIS! No, wait: It’s new, it’s old, it’s stolen, it’s gold! It’s… the Stone in the Crown of Suleiman ben Daood, King in Jerusalem. This tiny, square, cream-colored stone is … Continue reading

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A Whole Post on One Word

“Naturally” To close out War In Heaven Week, I am offering you an entire post about one word. The word is “Naturally.” It stands out to me in the following paragraph. This occurs when Kenneth Mornington is at home after … Continue reading

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“War In Heaven” debate part 4

Please read part one, part two, and part three of this debate before reading this final installment today. Thanks! ME: …I’m going to jump right in onto a quote from your letter: “Why would anyone believe something as strange and … Continue reading

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The Oddest Inkling at Mythcon part 1: Faith and Fantasy

When this post goes live at 2:00 pm EST on Sunday, August 10th, I will be participating in a panel about “Faith and Fantasy” at Mythcon 45 with Chip Crane, Carl Hostetter, and Lynn Maudlin. Below, I’ve posted the thoughts … Continue reading

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Heroines and Humility: a guest post by Crystal Hurd

Dr. Crystal Hurd is an educator, writer, poet, and researcher from Virginia. She lives with her husband and four dogs (among them “Jack” and “Lucy”) in southwest Virginia. A self-proclaimed book nerd, her interests include reading, writing, photography, and immersing … Continue reading

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What do you want to know about “Faith and Fantasy”?

Dear Readers: In addition to moderating a panel on “The Inklings and King Arthur” at Mythcon 45, I am also serving on a panel on “Faith and Fantasy” in the brilliant company of Carl Hostetter, Lynn Maudlin, and Chip Crane. … Continue reading

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The Problem of Evil — Solved!

I gave my little mini-talk / discussion starter this morning at MidMoot. Here it is: C. S. Lewis and Charles Williams “Solve” the Problem of Evil What is the Problem of Evil, or the Problem of Pain? C. S. Lewis … Continue reading

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C. S. Lewis and Charles Williams “Solve” the Problem of Evil

On Sunday, at a mini-gathering of Mythmooters, I’ll be sharing a very brief (5-15 minute) talk as a discussion-starter. Here are some of my notes. I’m leaving out most of the substance of my points, so that there will still … Continue reading

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