2012 in Review: posts of January

December 27, 2012

I’m an inbetweener – January 3, 2012 Imposing Cultural dichotomies on the bible: a Review of “Heroes and Villains of the Bible” – January 6, 2012 Purple Day – January 7, 2012 Update: Overland to Oz – January 7, 2012 Project 333 for the Grad student – January 8, 2012 My word for 2012 – […]

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Simplifying the Soul: Paula Huston

October 2, 2012

On one hand it is far from lent and so the timing of this review might seem odd, however, now is as good a time as any to share a resource in advance of next lent. ____________________ Huston, Paula. Simplifying the Soul: Lenten Practices to Renew Your Spirit. Notre Dame: Ave Maria Press, 2011. There […]

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Win a Photoshoot!

September 27, 2012

So it’s a sunny Thursday and I’ve decided to celebrate living in a new city! So, people of Newcastle (and those who can get here) – I’m giving away a couple of photo shoots! I want you to inspire me – so tell me your great idea for a shoot, a great location around Newcastle, […]

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And what do we owe to its influence?

August 31, 2012

I take up this work with the purpose to read it for the first time as I should any other work, — as far at least as I can or dare. For I neither can, nor dare, throw off a strong and awful prepossession in its favour — certain as I am that a large […]

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I like dirt better than fake flowers

August 27, 2012

Today I’m over at Transpositions writing about living in suburbia, and an example of superficiality pushed to the extreme! I’d love your comments and thoughts on the post! Surburbia has never appealed to me. Until ten years ago, I had almost always lived in places where we couldn’t even see our neighbours, let alone hear […]

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Bradley J Birzer on Tolkien and myth

May 17, 2012

Today I wanted to share an interview with Bradley J. Birzer on how Tolkien understood the idea of myth. Bradley J Birzer is the Russell Amos Kirk Chair in American Studies, Professor of History and Director of the Hillsdale College Program in American Studies at Hillsdale College. He is the author of Sanctifying the World: […]

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Christian artists, communities, and communal obligation

May 15, 2012

Today I want to share a couple of interviews. The first is with Adrienne Chaplin on the place and responsibilities of Christian artists in their communities and Wilfred McClay, on the theme of place and communal obligation in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s writing. Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin is a philosopher of art with a particular interest in materiality and […]

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Yarning with an Artist: Charlotte Trimm

May 4, 2012

This week’s I’m yarning (having a chat with) Charlotte Trimm, otherwise known as Charlie of By Charlie’s Hand. Charlie is a papercut artist of considerable talent. I’m glad to have two of her original works in my collection and I’m looking forward to adding a couple of items from her homewares and prints soon – […]

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Joseph Pearce on Myth, Lewis and Tolkien

April 24, 2012

I wanted to bring you some links today to a series of interviews with Joseph Pearce, from some talks he gave at the Southern Baptist theological Seminary. Joseph Pearce is the Writer-in-Residence at Ave Maria University and Associate Professor of Literature. He previously taught at Ave Maria College in Michigan. Pearce has published numerous books […]

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Adolescents, parenting, and music

April 23, 2012

Today I want to share a couple of interviews. The first is with Leon Kass, on how new technologies have changed the assumptions many people have about their children. The second is with Julian Johnson on music and the expectations of immediate gratification and the third is with Murray Milner, Jr., on how the choices […]

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