Poetry

On the Cold War

Hello, everyone— To end the month of February (and the theme of poetry introduced in the last post), I'd to share a poem revisiting a concept previously discussed in "Communism vs. Christianity."  As I wrote in that post, I explained my conviction that this historical conflict is an excellent illustration of the spiritual; as such, this piece attempts… Continue reading On the Cold War

Literary Wisdom

Literary Wisdom: Mansfield Park’s Fanny Price

"...I am acquainted with no more charming figure in fiction than Fanny; she is so completely, perfectly, deliciously feminine in instinct, feeling, manner, and intelligence, and in every way a most engaging revelation of a budding womanliness...Jane Austen certainly accomplishes the delineation of the character of Fanny with a fascinating, unobtrusive fidelity to feminine nature,… Continue reading Literary Wisdom: Mansfield Park’s Fanny Price

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)