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Join Me for My Birthday in Wonderful Kansas


I am delighted to be giving a talk on "Wonder" at this year's Prairie Troubadours Conference in Kansas. What is more, I shall be doing so on my sixtieth birthday. What a wonder-full way of celebrating! Do consider joining me. Here's the invitation: https://prairietroubadour.org/

Join Me for My Birthday in Wonderful Kansas2021-01-22T22:29:23+00:00

Henry VIII & The European Union


What has a tyrannical king in common with a tyrannical political union? Read more to make some unlikely connections between the EU, Brexit and the Tudor Tyrant: https://www.ncregister.com/blog/henry-viii-brexit

Henry VIII & The European Union2021-01-22T22:21:15+00:00

Chance or the Dance?


For the past few weeks I've had the pleasure and the privilege of reading and discussing with Father Fessio and Vivian Dudro the late Thomas Howard's wonderful book Chance or the Dance? You are invited to join the discussion and can do so by simply clicking on the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgqoWXg2M2E&list=PL8gMEpS0FChcIKbN-eEe8tnMGngFtrtkB  

Chance or the Dance?2021-01-20T12:04:29+00:00

Which Way is Heaven?


Where is heaven and how on earth do we get there? Is it in our hearts or our minds? Should we seek it in the stars? Is heaven somewhere in the heavens? Do we look for it at the rising of the sun or its setting? I address and seek to answer these beguiling questions [...]

Which Way is Heaven?2021-01-20T11:59:37+00:00

Chesterton’s Pro-Life Anthem


Newly posted to the Inner Sanctum this week: In the Poem of the Week podcast Joseph Pearce discusses and recites Chesterton's pro-life anthem "By the Babe Unborn" and also, in celebration of the feast of St. Agnes, he recites Tennyson's "The Eve of St. Agnes". Continuing the discussion of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Joseph discusses the [...]

Chesterton’s Pro-Life Anthem2021-01-16T02:24:21+00:00

Arguing without Quarreling


Is it possible to argue without quarreling? Chesterton thought so and did so. He said of his relationship with his brother that they were always arguing but they never quarreled. Chesterton was always arguing with others, such as George Bernard Shaw and H. G. Wells, managing to agree to disagree and remaining friends with his [...]

Arguing without Quarreling2021-01-14T22:01:46+00:00

Join Me at the Prairie Troubadours


I am excited to be one of the featured speakers at this year's Prairie Troubadour Conference in Fort Scott, Kansas, which is one of the most rambunctiously Chestertonian events on the calendar. The conference is organized by Daniel Kerr, a good friend who will be well-known to many people as one of the five Troubadours [...]

Join Me at the Prairie Troubadours2021-01-13T14:58:54+00:00

Tributes to Walter Hooper


A new audio tribute to Walter Hooper in which I was honoured to participate is now live and posted on social media. Apart from my own memories and appraisal of this great friend and champion of C. S. Lewis, there are contributions by many others who knew him, including Fr. Dwight Longenecker. My own contribution [...]

Tributes to Walter Hooper2021-01-12T14:27:08+00:00
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