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About gandalf30598

Theologian, philosopher, poet, and critic; minister of the Gospel who makes his living by teaching medieval and renaissance literature; dual citizen of Narnia and Middle Earth.

Review: Beversluis

Note:  This review was originally published in Mythlore: The Journal of the Mythopoeic Society105/106, Spring/Summer 2009): 168-70. C. S. LEWIS AND THE SEARCH FOR RATIONAL RELIGION.  Revised and Updated.  John Beversluis.  Amherst, N. Y.:  Prometheus Books, 2007. 363 pp.  $20.00, … Continue reading

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Review: Beowulf

REVIEW: “BEOWULF” A Robert Zemeckis Film with Screenplay by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary Released December, 2007 I am not even going to get started on the differences in plot between the new Beowulf movie and the original poem; or … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS ON THE WORSHIP WARS

How should we approach the “Worship Wars” as pastors, ministers of music, and lay persons?  We must first realize that the question is not whether music is old or new but whether it is good.  We cannot discern the best … Continue reading

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SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE

SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE “Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the Head, even Christ” (Eph. 4:15, NASB). “Speaking the truth in love” is a phrase we have come … Continue reading

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Review: Origin

Jessica Khoury. Origin.  NY: Razorbill (imprint of Penguin), 2012.  395 pp., cloth, $17.99. Jessica Khoury’s brand new first novel, Origin, has been getting a lot of buzz.  It deserves it. I’ll get the negative out of the way first.  There … Continue reading

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XXIX

Wordsworth wrote an endless poem in blank verse on” the growth of a poet’s mind.”  I shall attempt a more modest feat for a more distracted age: a blog, “Things which a Lifetime of Trying to Be a Poet has … Continue reading

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XXVIII

Wordsworth wrote an endless poem in blank verse on” the growth of a poet’s mind.”  I shall attempt a more modest feat for a more distracted age: a blog, “Things which a Lifetime of Trying to Be a Poet has … Continue reading

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