Review: The Choir Immortal

Image from Katie Schuermann's Website Author: Katie Schuermann Publisher: Concordia Publishing House Once again, I was blown away by Katie Schuermann's writing. Like the last book, this one was full of heart, suspense, and intense emotion. Best of all, it had a fulfilling end. I thought my heart would burst during the final pages. I …

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Poetry: Homer – The Odyssey

"...he wept as he held the wife he loved, the soul of loyalty, in his arms at last."

Review: The Angels’ Portion Vol II

Image from Barnes and Noble. Author: Rev. Christopher Thoma Publisher: Angels' Portion Books I find it somewhat amusing that I am writing this review, just as I find it amusing that I have now read two of these books. Why is that? I rarely drank alcohol when I was able to, and even then, I …

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Poetry: Beowulf

“Do you want me to read it?” Before me sat half a dozen middle schoolers, watching with that wide-eyed curiosity and amazement that I know will be hidden in only a few short years. They watched and giggled and nodded their heads, some of them even cheering me on. They had already heard me read …

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Christ and Culture: Heaven On Earth and a Little Bit of Faith in Raya (Part 2)

In the last installment, we talked about the utopian aspects of Raya and the Last Dragon and how true unity and peace can only be found in Christ. Here we will talk about the deeper religious aspects of this film and what that implies about our own culture. Though our culture tries to escape it, …

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