What is Fiction For?

| January 4, 2016

Unquestionably, there is a lot of bad fiction. I do not mean bad as in poorly written, but bad as in drawing people¬†away from truth and therefore, from authentic meaning. But we live in a bad world, full of evil, selfishness, greed, lust, confusion, despair, meaninglessness. Of course we will find many of our cultural […]

The Legacy of an Old Friend

| May 5, 2015

“There are two kinds of men who can be called rational: those who serve God with their whole lives because they know Him, and those who seek God with their whole lives because they do not know Him.” – Paschal Justin Leedy is a dear old friend of mine… I met him when he was […]

Many are the Children of the Desolate

| May 5, 2015

The day was oddly cool for the season, even as the sun waxed higher in the sky. And me in flip-flops with no hat. Scarf, but no hat. It was fortunate indeed that the day was breezy and cool. The situation that had propelled me on this pilgrimage of a hike, across the interstate, up […]

Fantasy and Salvation

| April 22, 2015

To Bryan Davis in response to his excellent article on the power of Christian fantasy. I know I have said this a hundred thousand times to you over the years, but your books have, multiple times, saved my life or at least my sanity. I have always been a creatively minded person, I was always […]