Literary Wisdom

Literary Wisdom: Mansfield Park and the Pastoral Ministry

"Beginning with its sharply satiric opening sentence, 'Mansfield Park' deals with money and marriage, and how strongly they affect each other. Shy, fragile Fanny Price is the consummate "poor relation." Sent to live with her wealthy uncle Thomas, she clashes with his spoiled selfish daughters and falls in love with his on. Their lives are… Continue reading Literary Wisdom: Mansfield Park and the Pastoral Ministry

Christianity

The Renewability of Hope (in Literature and Theology)

Hello, everyone— Two weeks ago I was challenged to write a small piece discussing a particular theme in writing. Although it is briefer and less conversational than my typical blog post, this musing helped me greatly in furthering my understanding of hope—how it relates both to the Scriptures and to theme and genre in the realm… Continue reading The Renewability of Hope (in Literature and Theology)

Christianity · Collections · Reviews · Theology

Three Favorite Masterpieces of Christian Nonfiction

If I am not reading classic fiction, chances are I am reading Christian nonfiction. I gobble up apologetics, theology, and any other genre that offers worthwhile insight into the greatest Book. But the best Christian nonfiction, let me add, does not lie in the self-help section of your local Barnes & Noble. If you want… Continue reading Three Favorite Masterpieces of Christian Nonfiction

Literary Wisdom

Literary Wisdom: To Kill a Mockingbird, Part One

To Kill a Mockingbird is the Uncle Tom's Cabin of the twentieth century. In our national consciousness it stands for equality, for freedom, for peace and innocence just as boldly as Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel. Yet To Kill a Mockingbird still retains an identity of its own, apart from Uncle Tom. It is written with nostalgic in… Continue reading Literary Wisdom: To Kill a Mockingbird, Part One

Christianity · Solomon's Prayer · Theology

Solomon’s Prayer, Part Three

This is a continuation of the "Solomon's Prayer" series, the last post of which you can find here. I will be discussing Second Chronicles 6:34-39 today; all quotations from the passage are taken from the New American Standard Bible (NASB). Thank you for reading! Summary of Passage Verses 34-39 of Second Chronicles 6 embody the last portion of… Continue reading Solomon’s Prayer, Part Three