Poem of the Week: “The Pulley”

During a recent book haul (more on that next week), I bought an old copy of The Oxford Book of English Verse for the exorbitant amount of $2. 😉 Since then, I’ve been poking around it, reading all the poets that my fellow bloggers swear by whom I’ve never read. One of them is GeorgeContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “The Pulley””

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Poem of the Week: “Eyes Like Judas”

Generally, I despise modern poetry, but this poem, “Eyes Like Judas” by Jackie Hill Perry, is different. It’s free form like most modern poetry, but just the same, I was taken by it, almost brought to tears by it. Sorry I can’t post the transcript, but take a listen to this:

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Poem of the Week: “Love Came Down at Christmas”

“Love Came Down at Christmas” by Christina Rossetti Love came down at Christmas, Love all lovely, love divine; Love was born at Christmas, Star and angels gave the sign. Worship we the Godhead, Love incarnate, love divine; Worship we our Jesus: But wherewith for sacred sign? Love shall be our token, Love shall be yoursContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Love Came Down at Christmas””

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6 Interesting Things about C. S. Lewis (for His Birthday)

In honor of the father of Narnia on his 116th, birthday, here are six things you might not have known about ol’ Jack. 1: He Wrote All of His Books by Hand Lewis despised typewriters. He liked to give his prose an almost musical rhythm, like poetry. The noise of the typewriters, he said, madeContinue reading “6 Interesting Things about C. S. Lewis (for His Birthday)”

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Oh, That Old Time Religion!

Originally posted on Hope Writer:
Have you ever noticed how many older books mention God? From Sherlock Holmes to Jane Eyre, it seems that many books written before the 20th century seem to include a copious amount of Christianity.  In contrast, the majority of modern Christian stories are now sharply divided from secular stories.  The secular…

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The Tolkien-Lewis Friendship Hits The Big Screen

Originally posted on 101 Books:
It’s a dream come true for a love of LOTR and Narnia fans—that is, if the movie turns out to be good. That movie is an upcoming drama called Tolkien & Lewis. The film will cost around $18 million to make and will be a “drama fantasy set in war torn…

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Sacrifice and Hard Work: the Life of Author and Story

Originally posted on While We're Paused…:
I was recently listening to our own Donald Williams give an interview for a podcast. In the course of his talk he was discussing how today we have libraries of information at our finger tips, while in the time of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien…

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Famous Last Words: Martin Luther

“We are beggars. This is true.” Luther’s doctors found this written on slip of paper shortly after he died. It almost sounds cryptic, but not when you consider what Luther’s whole life was about. What do you think he meant? (Seriously, I’d love a comment!) From “The Last Written Words of Luther” by Dr. MartinContinue reading “Famous Last Words: Martin Luther”

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