Poetry: Coleridge – Epitaph

Stop, Christian passer-by!—Stop, child of God,And read with gentle breast. Beneath this sodA poet lies, or that which once seemed he.O, lift one thought in prayer for S. T. C.;That he who many a year with toil of breathFound death in life, may here find life in death!Mercy for praise—to be forgiven for fameHe asked, …

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Review: Has American Christianity Failed?

Author: Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller Publisher: Concordia Publishing House Unlike many books I read, I cannot remember specifically where I had heard of this book first. I've known about Pastor Wolfmueller for some time now, and I love listening to him on Issues, Etc, and his youtube channel, but I can't remmeber who reccomended this book …

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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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Christ and Culture: The Miraculous Message in Encanto

But by missing the grace, by infantilizing the men, by ignoring the evident Christian themes to prove a completely separate point, their story loses its heart, because the miracle, the Encanto, was to be loved by a father so much that he gave his life so his family might live.