A Grief Deferred: How Sadness Wounds and Heals

I am averse to sadness in all its forms.  Though I believe this aversion derives partly from nurture, I must own at least a full two-thirds as a product of nature - a nature inescapably shaped by the time and place in which I live. Even having the option of avoiding sadness betrays my status... Continue Reading →

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An Open Letter to Maryam Monsef

Dear Maryam Monsef, There are a few things in your response to conservative MP’s recent “unacceptable” involvement in pro-life activities that I would like to address. The first is your claim that our nation’s views on abortion have “long been decided”, and that this supposed heritage status preemptively disqualifies any further attempts at discussion. May... Continue Reading →

A Subcreator’s Manifesto

That there is within man an inherent desire to to create is undeniable - one only needs to witness a child with a box of lego or an adult with a restaurant napkin to confirm this fact. The problem is that our natural impulses, along with everything else in the world, are not clean, shiny,... Continue Reading →

Why the Gospel is More Then Your Health

Recently I listened to a seminar given by a young woman who seemed to indicate that the church had dropped the ball when it came to preaching the whole gospel. I was cautiously optimistic, hoping there might be some discussions about the sad neglect of truth in our age. But no. The gospel for this,... Continue Reading →

Leisure: The Basis of Culture

Part of my research regarding classical Christian education has me swimming in waters I would never have chosen of my own volition. One such eddy in these waters is entitled Leisure, The Basis of Culture by Josef Pieper. You could be forgiven for thinking less of me for reading such a book, but you should... Continue Reading →

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