Poetry: Wordsworth – A Night Thought

Lo! where the Moon along the skySails with her happy destiny;Oft is she hid from mortal eyeOr dimly seen,But when the clouds asunder flyHow bright her mien! Far different we—a froward race,Thousands though rich in Fortune's graceWith cherished sullenness of paceTheir way pursue,Ingrates who wear a smileless faceThe whole year through. If kindred humours e'er …

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Review: Till We Have Faces & Cupid and Psyche

A least a dozen people in the last year or so have told me that I HAVE to read Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis. So I finally bought a copy, and a couple of weeks ago, I sat down to read it. Thankfully, I read the inside cover first, which informed me that this was …

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The March of the Culture War and Engagement as Christians

Even after witnessing the brutality of the Soviets towards not only the people in occupied territories but also towards their own people, Walter Duranty, a true Progressive, had one lasting remark to say, "you can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs." He had no excuse for such a glib statement regarding the starvation, the imprisonments, …

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Poetry: Hemmingway – The Age Demanded

The age demanded that we singAnd cut away our tongue.The age demanded that we flowAnd hammered in the bung.The age demanded that we danceAnd jammed us into iron pants.And in the end the age was handedThe sort of shit that it demanded. The amusing thing about this poem is that I cannot tell exactly which …

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Review: Kids in the Divine Service

Rev. Thoma has put together this wonderful little book to help parents and their kids understand why we do what we do in worship.