Friday is for Friends

I read two wildly distinct pieces this week that somehow are joined at the hip — I read some more in Kathleen Norris’s book Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer’s Life , and I also read Barry Hankins’ fine biographical study of Francis Schaeffer (Francis Schaeffer And the Shaping of Evangelical America [Read More...]

Christmas Idea: Fountain Pen

Not that long ago I heard that Biro, a manufacturer of cheap pens, has now accounted for 100 billion Bic pens. These little pieces of silliness are disposable and are now clogging up pipes, glutting our dump yards, and defying the world’s nature decomposition. So, let me urge you to stop buying Bics, buy a [Read More...]

Acts of Advent 5

The first Act of Advent is Adoration, and today’s text, drawn from the stories about Simeon and Anna from Luke 2, once again draws us into seeing why we are led to adoration. [Read more...]