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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)

Literary Wisdom

Literary Wisdom: Father Brown Mysteries, Part Two

"'What we all dread most,' said the priest in a low voice, 'is a maze with no centre. That is why atheism is only a nightmare.'" ~Father Brown, "The Head of Caesar" Within the vast majority of beliefs and traditions in this world lies a needlessly complicated mess. The core of both modern and old religions exactly… Continue reading Literary Wisdom: Father Brown Mysteries, Part Two

Literary Wisdom

Literary Wisdom: Father Brown Mysteries, Part One

I never thought I'd willingly pick up another mystery book for the rest of my life until I met Father Brown. As a child, I loved mysteries, and would read everything from The Stolen Sapphire to Maureen the Detective to Nancy Drew. When I hit middle and high school, though, I was introduced to Doyle's Holmes and Poe's Dupin, and… Continue reading Literary Wisdom: Father Brown Mysteries, Part One