What lessons do the plays of Sophocles, Shakespeare and Eliot teach? What do they say about the perennial tension between the secular state and religious liberty? These questions are addressed in a brief essay of mine in Faith & Culture:
To the gracious members of The Inner Sanctum, join me and gather around the hearth for the third podcast of my new series, "Home is Where the Hearth is."
Much water has flowed down the Ladydale Creek since my last Diary entry. And as the water flowed, I flew. All the way to California and back.
What does the recent Queen’s Speech and several papal encyclicals have in common? Find the answer here:
Continuing the tradition of sharing some of my more interesting personal correspondence with my friends in the Inner Sanctum, here’s an e-mail from a young man who makes an intriguing connection between Chesterton and Tolkien. My response follows.
G. K. Chesterton said of his relationship with his brother that they were always arguing but that they never quarreled. With this charitable spirit in mind, I’ve been arguing with a good friend about European politics without the slightest hint of our difference of opinion becoming a quarrel. Here’s our exchange of e-mails (my replies are in italics).
With Veterans Day almost upon us, here’s my tribute to those who fought in World War One, some of whom, such as Tolkien and Lewis, survived to tell the tale:
Here’s an e-mail from someone requesting advice on teaching Jane Austen’s novels. My response follows.