Gift of the University Wise Men: A Christmas Parody for April

One million and eighty-seven thousand. That was all. And sixty thousand of it was in pledges. Pledges collected one and two at a time by bulldozing the alum and friends and donors until one’s cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such close dealing implied. Three times the University President counted it. One [Read More…]

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Doubt! Or Not

The news was so good, he could not stand to believe it. If he did, and it turned out to be wrong, Thomas would not be able to stand the pain. The man he admired and loved was dead. He could go on living, maybe, but if they convinced him that his friend was alive [Read More…]

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A Bit More Obscure Christian Writers that I Enjoy Reading (Bright Week Post 6)

CS Lewis? I have read some Lewis every year of my life since I was in single digits. Tolkien? When I found him in seventh grade, I lost a weekend on Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Since that year, Tolkien has been a constant source of joy. John Chrysostom, Augustine, and John Bunyan keep teaching me. [Read More…]

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They were almost great . . . Five Remarkable Writers (Fifth Post of Bright Week)

Most college students I meet have not heard of Agatha Christie or Ray Bradbury. This is not tragic, like going to a school that cannot afford textbooks or starting the school day with no breakfast and little chance of lunch. It isn’t even educational fraud, like paying for an undergraduate degree (and getting debt) at [Read More…]

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The Worst Book I Read as a Child (Bright Week Post 4)

There are some really evil books out there: think Mein Kampf. There are also books that are just wretched: try Star Wars: Aftermath. There exists a select group of books that are both wretched and evil and I had the misfortune to read one as a child: Mimi’s House Party.  If you think there was a Golden American Age before [Read More…]

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