Happy Resurrection Day!! Ever since I took Christ's phrase "Let the little children come to Me" seriously, I have come to respect and study children's innocence, wonder, and faith much more, and accordingly I have seen a transformation in my siblings' appreciation and love. Growing up should be both external and to a degree internal… Continue reading How To Cultivate a Love of Literature in Quarantine + Extras
A year ago today, I published my first post on Defy Augury. It was a short post, a poem about "conversing with the unsaved," but that little seed, I assure you, has since turned into a flower. It has matured far beyond what it was on September 19, 2017, yet its true mission has never changed.
Inspired by "Why the Arts Are a Valid Career Path for Christians" by Grace at True and Pure. I also gained much instruction and lines of argument from Art and the Bible by Francis Shaeffer. Some people seem to be attracted to the wrong things. By this, I am not talking of disobedience or sin, but rather… Continue reading The Pursuit of the Arts–Is It Worth Undertaking?
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)
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)
If you were to visit while I was blogging and ask what I was listening to, ninety percent of the time, I'd slip off my headphones and say, "Patrick Doyle." Whether inspired by Christie or Austen, Shakespeare or Shelley, Doyle's music never fails to match the gem-like quality of classic literature. Fellow blogger Emily Hayse… Continue reading Writing Music Collection: The Best of Patrick Doyle
Hello, everyone— Below is an essay I wrote in September for AP English Language and Composition, in response to a prompt asking me to explain my worldview. It deals with the fundamentals of Christianity and relates my perspective on life to how I will write in the future. Enjoy! According to Erin Brown Conroy’s “Research,… Continue reading To Live as a Christian Writer