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Mere Christianity

Mere Christianity   by C. S. Lewis (Macmillan, 1978; originally published 1944) Mere Christianity  grew out of a...

 
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Renewing My Driver's License

Florida supposedly makes it easy to renew my driver's license. I can renew in person (cost $54.25), online (cost $50.00) or by mail...

 
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One of Those Bizarre, Unexplainable Things

As I said to a choir friend, on revealing that I had no idea who or what the Blues Brothers were, there is no limit to the depths of my...

 
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Past Watchful Dragons

Past Watchful Dragons: The Narnia Chronicle s of C. S. Lewis by Walter Hooper (Macmillan, 1971) No other analysis of the...

 
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Mother's Day Tribute

Thinking of my own mother on Mother's Day. Four children Seven grandchildren Eleven great-grandchildren...and...

 
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A New Rector, Or The Joys of Face Blindness

I've written a little about face blindness ( prosopagnosia) before . It's something I didn't realize I was afflicted with until late...

 
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Almond Butter

Almond butter. I should have asked this question before I bought it: Does anyone here use almond butter? Tell me about it. I...

 
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Two by Steve Landsburg

The Armchair Economist: Economics and Everyday Life  by Steven E. Landsburg (Free Press, 2012) More Sex Is Safer Sex: The...

 
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An Easter Story to Break Your Heart

A friend posted this exchange with her son, and it's too beautiful not to share. I've edited it a bit, and left out all the identifying...

 
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Happy Easter, 2019!

Holy Week began with Palm Sunday , about which I've already written. I am so grateful that we live less then 10 minutes from church:...

 
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The Green Ember Is Free Until Monday

For anyone who has not already acquired the Kindle version of S. D. Smith's The Green Ember : it is being offered for free until...

 
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The Deadly Sin of Envy

Of all the Seven Deadly Sins , Pride fittingly takes pride of place as the one considered the worst by most Christians, though Lust...

 
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Celebrating the Incarnation

It's Easter, and I'm writing about a different holiday. Why? Simply and solely because the Easter post I want to write would...

 
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C. S. Lewis on Scripture

C. S. Lewis on Scripture: His Thoughts on the Nature of Biblical Inspiration, the Role of Revelation and the Question of Inerrancey...

 
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The "Controversial" Census Question

I read it in the Orlando Sentinel , on page 10 of the front section of today's paper, part of an article entitled, "Will census show...

 
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Holy Week 2019: Palm Sunday

  Now it begins: Holy Week 2019. Here's what the schedule looks like. Palm Sunday 8:00 and 10:30am with Procession of...

 
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Unplanned

Unplanned The Movie About once a year or so we actually go out to a theater and watch a movie. I knew I wanted to see...

 
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The Abolition of Man

The Abolition of Man: or Reflections on Education with Special Reference to the Teaching of English in the Upper Forms of...

 
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Miracles: A Preliminary Study

Miracles: A Preliminary Study  by C. S. Lewis (Macmillan Books, 1978; first published 1947) This is another book in my C....

 
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Our Annual Rock Concert

Despite our general antipathy to most forms of rock music, there's one rock concert we try to attend whenever we have annual Disney...

 
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To Do the Work You Have Given Us to Do

 
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Thoughts on DNA Testing

It took a long time for me to dip my toes into the DNA testing waters, being both an avid genealogist and a very private person. But...

 
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Beginning in Jerusalem

How can anybody think that they're better than anyone else—that their race is better, their country is better, their religion...

 
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Eradication Is Neither Prevention nor Cure

March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day. Temple Grandin wrote : It is likely that genius is an abnormality. If the genes that...

 
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C. S. Lewis on Peer Orientation

C. S. Lewis wrote about peer orientation?  Certainly not by that name. But recently, as part of my C. S. Lewis retrospective, I...

 
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