Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Tangibility of Worldviews

George Grant writes in the foreword to Angels in the Architecture that a “worldview is as practical as garden arbors, public manners, whistling at work, dinner-time rituals, and architectural angels (14).” For all the great resurgence of worldview thinking in our day, … Continue reading

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The Two Escobars: A Documentary

I have just completed the Documentary The Two Escobars. It is available for streaming on Netflix. The documentary tackles the lives of Pablo Escobar and Andres Escobar. Pablo was the notorious drug lord who became one of the richest men in Colombian … Continue reading

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Tolkien and Lewis

In the preface to Colin Duriez’s Tolkien and C.S. Lewis: The Gift of Friendship, he writes that “It was Tolkien who helped to persuade Lewis, for many years as an atheist, that the claims of the Christian story, in its humble setting … Continue reading

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On the Death of Infants

“The children of believers are holy…by virtue of the covenant of grace in which they together with the parents are comprehended. Godly parents have no reason to doubt the election and salvation of their children whom it pleaseth God to call … Continue reading

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The Life and Legacy of J.R.R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is the man behind orcs, elves, swords and sorceries, and is the father of modern fantasy literature. But before we explore Middle-Earth, let’s consider the life and legacy of the man himself. Background In 1891, Arthur … Continue reading

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Proverbs Series: Kingly Wisdom, Part V, On Biblical Friendship

People of God, we continue our study in Proverbs. These next two Sundays we are going to concentrate on two big themes that we see in the Wisdom of King Solomon: the themes of friendship and hospitality. As we continue … Continue reading

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Exhortation: The Meal of Friends

Friendship with God means a place at his table. A good friend shares his best. But not only does a friend share the best of his food, but also his company is pleasing to all. He speaks with his friends. … Continue reading

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Paedocommunion in the Early Church

My good friend, Matt Bianco, quotes Cyprian on the relationship between infants and the Eucharist in the Early Church. According to Matt, what is interesting is that paedocommunion “(was) the practice of the Church as far back as at least … Continue reading

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The Religious Nature of The Lord of the Rings

Brian Nolder in an essay entitled God and Hobbits quotes Tolkien who writing to a friend observed: The Lord of the Rings is of course a fundamentally religious and Catholic work;… The problem lies in the fact that there is nothing overtly … Continue reading

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Tolkien on Fantasy

Fantasy remains a human right: we make in our measure and in our derivative mode, because we are made: and not only made, but made in the image and likeness of a Maker. {On Fairy-Stories, Tolkien}

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The Mode of Baptism

Little time is spent discussing the mode of baptism these days. Debates on the recipients of baptism abound, but once that question is solved, how then shall we baptize? With water, of course. In what way then is it administered? … Continue reading

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Babies and Robots

George Friedman observes that the “entire global system has been built since 1750 on the expectation of continually expanding population. More workers, more consumers, more soldiers–this was always the expectation.” However, he argues that in the 21st century, the entire … Continue reading

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