The Dawn Treader Movie: Lots of Excitement, But No Star Song

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Okay, here is my initial response to the movie adaptation of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, which I saw Friday evening. Spoilers abound. Read on at your own risk. … [Read more...]

NarniaWeb and the Dawn Treader Movie

A lucky writer from NarniaWeb.com got to attend an advance screening of the movie adaptation of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. You can read the review by clicking here. It's very general, pretty much spoiler-free, but it will whet your appetite for what promises to be a very beautiful and lovely movie. If you are a Narnia or especially a Dawn Treader fan like I am, this review will rev up your anticipation.Here's a tasty tidbit: The final scenes of the film, especially Aslan’s country, are u … [Read more...]

Fast Food Mysticism?

Consider these two interesting quotes. This one comes from Simon, who commented on my essay The Hidden Tradition of Christian Mysticism: One of the dangers of Centering Prayer, as I see it, is that contemplation is being served up as some sort of fast food. MacContemplation, so to speak! And this, from Ali at Meadowsweet & Myrrh, reflecting on the Northern Ireland retreat: What is the connection between silent contemplation and peace? Is there one? ... so far the lesson of this week … [Read more...]

“You’ve got an extraordinary destiny. Something greater than you could have imagined.”

The trailer for the movie adaptation of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader has been released.Needless to say, I'm excited. … [Read more...]

The Books I Would Take

Twice this week, an interesting question came up.A few nights ago my wife had a nightmare. In it there was an unspecified terrorist attack on Atlanta, and we were forced to evacuate. We only had a few minutes to decide what to take with us. She shared the dream with me the following morning, and we talked about what would be important enough to grab: Rhiannon's meds? My laptop? Family photos? My eyes gazed over the literally thousands of books that fill our house. I wondered, which books would … [Read more...]


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