A Rolling English Drunkard’s Rolling English Road through Catholic England: Reviewing Joseph Pearce’s Merrie England

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 22 February 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, Over the last few days I have been reading Joseph Pearce’s new book, Merrie England: A Journey through the Shire. For those unfamiliar with Pearce, some background might be useful. Pearce was born in England in 1961. When [Read More…]

Seeing the World through the Lens of Reverence: Michael Martin Presents the Sophia Option

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 21 February 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, I was preparing quite a different letter for you. I was preparing a letter reviewing Joseph Pearce’s new book, Merrie England: A Journey Through the Shire, a review I hope to send to you tomorrow. But then, as I [Read More…]

My Rolling English Road to Rome: How J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, and Stratford Caldecott Helped Make Me Catholic

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 14 February 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, Two days ago I told you that I am going to be received into the Catholic Church. Today, I want to dig a little deeper by explaining one part of how I found myself on a road I [Read More…]

Going for a Swim

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 12 February 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Friends and Family, I address this letter particularly to those who know me, my friends and family. I am writing to tell you that after several years of considering this at least in the back of my mind, I [Read More…]

“Living” in a Necrophilic Culture: Reflections on Catherine Pickstock and C. S. Lewis

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 9 February 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, I’ve been thinking about life lately. Particularly, I’ve been thinking about what it means to be pro-life and to be open to life. What does it mean to be pro-life? And what is it’s opposite? Is it pro-choice [Read More…]

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If Robots Learned to Pray: The Soul, Prayer, Science, and Christianity

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 6 February 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, The other day over at The Atlantic, they ran a piece entitled, “Is AI a Threat to Christianity?” The piece began by examining Pope Francis’ statement about what he’d do if Martians came to him looking for salvation, but the [Read More…]

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Worshipping the One Who Is Beauty: Overcoming Evil with Small Acts of Beauty

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time St. Anskar 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, My goodness. So many things have happened in the past two weeks that I don’t really know where to begin. After all, just today I’ve come across articles concerning President Trump’s first clandestine mission in Yemen which resulted in [Read More…]

Ricky Gervais Debates the Existence of God with Stephen Colbert, Badly

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time Candlemas 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, As many of you know, I’m quite the fan of Stephen Colbert. I think he’s funny, insightful, genuine, and imperfect. So, when I saw a clip on YouTube from last night’s The Late Show titled, “Ricky Gervais And Stephen [Read More…]

Publishing a New Book: Slaying Dragons and Seeing Visions

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 27 January 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, I am pleased to announce that I have just signed (and will soon be posting) a contract to publish my book Slaying Dragons and Seeing Visions. This is the story of my son’s cancer treatment and how during [Read More…]