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February 01, 2018
My Frankenstein is first and foremost a novel. A custard-colored Pound Classic published by Penguin...
August 07, 2017
The Iron Cross, Part 1
This post originally appeared on “Good Letters” on October 13, 2014. I didn’t know Julia...
December 08, 2016
Why Annie Dillard Supports
Dear readers, When Image was founded in 1989, we turned to a few literary exemplars...
November 17, 2016
There is More to See: A Letter from Gregory Wolfe
Dear friends, We are entering a season of thanksgiving, and soon we’ll begin a season...
October 19, 2016
What are the classics but the noblest recorded thoughts of man? They are the only...
October 03, 2016
T.S. Eliot, Agent of His Own Demise
In my last post for Good Letters, I took minor issue with a point my...
September 08, 2016
The New Critics and the Barbarians
The poet and writer Dana Gioia penned an essay for the December 2013 issue of...
September 02, 2016
My Own Commencement, Part 2: The Uses of Confusion
This post is excerpted from Gregory Wolfe’s final commencement address as director of the Seattle...
July 14, 2016
C.S. Lewis, Less Than Magical
I first encountered C.S. Lewis in Mere Christianity, then quickly consumed The Screwtape Letters, The...
January 05, 2016
A Metaphorical God, Part 2
Continued from yesterday. In some ways, “mystery” is perhaps the boldest term we chose as...
January 04, 2016
A Metaphorical God, Part 1
The following is adapted from the preface to The Operation of Grace: Further Essays on...
November 10, 2015
The Evidence of Things Not Seen
Since I’ve been blogging here at Good Letters I have been contacted by several friends who knew...
September 29, 2015
Save the Economy: Read the Classics
I was reading Pope Francis's encyclical Laudato Si when I began an article called "What...
July 06, 2015
The Bearable Weightiness of Being
By Amy Peterson I was restless this spring, edging manic. I think my kids noticed....
April 24, 2015
The Soul of the Law
At the beginning of the old Norton Anthology of English Literature (4th Ed.) appeared this...
September 22, 2014
The Demons That Possess Us
When I graduated from Seattle Pacific’s MFA program, I was sorely disappointed to hear Greg...
September 23, 2013
Top 50 Contemporary Writers of Faith
By Gregory Wolfe Last week we posted a list of The Top 25 Contemporary Writers...
June 04, 2013
: Reading My Way Back to Faith
I accidentally read my way back to church in graduate school. I hadn’t been any...
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