Saturday, November 18, 2017

G.K. Chesterton Answers the Maniacs: Orthodoxy Revisited

G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) was a Christian apologist, novelist, poet, historian, biographer, playwright and author of eighty books. First a convert from atheism to the...

A.J. Cronin: Take a look

I thoroughly enjoy books which give great insight to the inner workings of man's character and soul while being breathtakingly eloquent. Character-driven, the substance...

Mary, and the Work and Meaning of Beauty

I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. (Genesis 3:16)   Ironically, although technological advances have made it possible for...

Faith, Family and Conflicting Duties

The most terrifying scene in the Old Testament occurs in Genesis 22, when God tests Abraham, saying:  “Take your son, your only son Isaac,...

A Review of Adrian Owen’s “Into the Gray Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border...

Imagine that you could communicate with someone in a coma. What kinds of questions would you ask? Maybe you would ask if they had...

Is Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder?

College professors sometimes have too much time on their hands. While digging around in the crypt of an old medieval library in Oxford, I...

Water in the Wasteland: Unexpected Elements of Hope and Redemption in Television...

I am the kind of person who sometimes derives hope from unusual things. As a lover of stories, I often will comment that a...

Thought Control Totalitarianism, in Canada?

We here in the grand Dominion of Canada have passed some very bad laws of late, sadly during what should be an otherwise celebratory 150th...

Speaking the Lingo of the Millennials: Social and Religious Justice

Many members of the Millennial generation are strongly concerned with social justice. They are die-hard Democrats (or NDPers, in the Canadian context), and leftism...

Bonaventure and Thomas

(In light of the recent feast of Saint Bonaventure, on July 15th, here are some thoughts on the great Franciscan cardinal, scholastic, doctor of...