Literary Wisdom

Literary Wisdom: The Scarlet Letter, Part Two

This post is a continuation of the first Scarlet Letter post. If you'd like to read that one first, please click here. Also, please Google a summary of the novel if you have not read it already...I apologize for not explaining the plot beforehand. Thank you! In our last post, we discussed five key quotations from Hawthorne's The… Continue reading Literary Wisdom: The Scarlet Letter, Part Two

Literary Wisdom

Literary Wisdom: The Scarlet Letter, Part One

Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter is one of the most dreaded books teens are forced to read in high school. It's made up of everything modern society doesn't like—rambling sentences; an excessively drawn-out plot; mystical, enigmatic symbolism; and early modern English dialogue (think Shakespeare, with "thou" and "dost"). On top of that, Hawthorne occasionally has some...interesting "theology." Yet… Continue reading Literary Wisdom: The Scarlet Letter, Part One

Collections · Literary Wisdom

My Favorite Hawthorne Short Stories

Hello, everyone— Hawthorne* is one of my all-time favorite American authors. Cultivated in the midst of unbelievable growth in our nation's literature (this era known as the Romantic period), inspired by the Christian heritage of his Puritan ancestors, Nathaniel Hawthorne rose to fame as the author of The Scarlet Letter and as the greatest spokesman against transcendentalism… Continue reading My Favorite Hawthorne Short Stories

Christianity · Reviews

My Favorite Online Resources for Christian Apologetics

The defense of our Christian faith is almost as important as believing it. When we do not how to defend, we step away from a key role in the Christian life: witnessing, whether through verbal or written word. As such, I believe that everyone who follows Christ must have quick access to some tools in… Continue reading My Favorite Online Resources for Christian Apologetics

Christianity · Theology · Writing

Wise Minds Think Holily: A Study of G.K. Chesterton and C.S. Lewis (Part Two)

Hello everyone— This is a continuation of a research paper I wrote on two of my greatest literary heroes. If you'd like to read the first portion, please click the "Previous Post" button below this publication. Thank you! No one has successfully summarized the legacies of G.K. Chesterton and C.S. Lewis. Each man has had… Continue reading Wise Minds Think Holily: A Study of G.K. Chesterton and C.S. Lewis (Part Two)

Christianity · Theology · Writing

Wise Minds Think Holily: A Study of G.K. Chesterton and C.S. Lewis (Part One)

Hello, everyone! Below is the first portion of a research paper I wrote as a finale to my composition course this year. I'm really proud of my work on this one, and I hope that, more than anything, you'll be able to gain an appreciation or even an interest into two of the most brilliant… Continue reading Wise Minds Think Holily: A Study of G.K. Chesterton and C.S. Lewis (Part One)