If you are feeling confined in your own home, or if you are weighed down by the indefinite length of time this will last, meditate on love. Love will bless your experience of space and will bless your experience of time. Continue reading Godly Love Alters Time and Space
Like any good book, this book seeks to discover and reveal truth about humanity. But this quest is such a priority for this novel that even its characters pursue it. Continue reading The Novel, Human Experience, and God’s Good News
This book is a particularly important classic book for Christian readers to go through. When we think of Walden, if we know anything about it, we have the general sense that Thoreau attempted to live a simple life. Continue reading Why Read Walden?
What does Knausgaard do that is so significant? I shall try to answer this here. Continue reading “Perhaps the Most Significant Literary Enterprise of Our Times”
Woolf wrote great works, plain and simple. Among many other things, she wrote two novels that you should know and one famous essay/speech. Continue reading Why Read Virginia Woolf?
Is there such a thing as non-narcissistic writing? The literary enterprise is an experiment in marketable solipsism. Even for the most humble of writers: what’s more self-centered than believing others’ heads need to be filled with your words? Continue reading One Fall With Two Autumns
Writing can be a whirlwind of an activity, and God’s Word provides us with refuge. I promise you this, when things are chaotic, inside your soul or outside in the world, you will never regret choosing to stand by and subject yourself to the still point, the sure and steady anchor, Jesus Christ. Continue reading At the Still Point of Our Turning World
Let fiction be a means of coming to terms with the conflict you face on this earth—an attempt to understand your own longings for God and bring to light your rebellion against God’s Spirit dwelling in you. Continue reading Fiction is Not Something We Do, But Something We Are
This answer may surprise you, but it may also greatly encourage you. I agree whole-heartedly with this quote, and here are some reasons why I think it is true: Continue reading Thomas Mann on The Mark of a True Writer
Some people say that good literature is “real” or “realist.” These words are overused. The problem here was never so simply Realism vs. Romanticism, for there exist very real people live very romantic lives, but perhaps cleanliness vs. messiness. Continue reading Flannery O’Connor, Conflict, and Un-Sentimental Fiction