Literary Wisdom · Poetry

Literary Wisdom: “Inferno” by Dante Alighieri

As the year began to close, I ventured into the world of epic poetry—and what a beautiful thing it has been! With many thanks to Homer's Odyssey and Milton's Paradise Lost, I finally learned what it was like to sail through the mythological, monster-ridden Mediterranean Sea and to fly on the wings of angels, whirling through space and… Continue reading Literary Wisdom: “Inferno” by Dante Alighieri

Christianity · Theology

Escaping the Snare of Christian Intellectualism

"I have found that nothing is more dangerous to one’s own faith than the work of an apologist." ~C.S. Lewis, "Christian Apologetics" When I first read this statement, I thought C.S. Lewis as almost completely oblivious to the role of reason in the Christian faith. I love the methodology of a good logical argument, the… Continue reading Escaping the Snare of Christian Intellectualism

Christianity · Theology

The Myth of the “Efficient” Christian Life

One of the biggest temptations for modern-day American Christians is to make their practices of Christianity more "efficient." As a twenty-first century Christ-follower, I can provide personal evidence for this hypothesis. It's hard enough to pick up the Bible, harder still to start reading it, and much harder still to read it for a significant… Continue reading The Myth of the “Efficient” Christian Life

Literary Wisdom · Poetry

On the Death of Frankenstein

When I was first assigned Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, I couldn't think why that could be. Mind you, my teachers were and are exceptionally nice, but horror? The kind made up of nothing but virtually inaccessible laboratories covered in toxic fumes, containing nothing but the maddest and most unearthly fashion of men? Screams of "Aaaah!", "It's alive!", and… Continue reading On the Death of Frankenstein