Five Years Ago Today, She Passed From Chronos to Kairos…

First: Today's vocabulary word... Kairos.Kairos is “That time which breaks through chronos with a shock of joy, that time we do not recognize while we are experiencing it, but only afterwards, because kairos has nothing to do with chronological time.  In kairos we are completely unselfconscious, and yet paradoxically far more real than we can ever be when we’re constantly checking our watches for chronological time.The artist at work is in kairos.  The child at play, totally thrown outsi … [Read more...]

Madeleine L’Engle goes to the movies.

A few weeks back on my Facebook page,  I said I'd have news for fans of Madeleine L'Engle.A little later, I posted that I'd soon be reporting on a new film based on a book by one of my favorite writers.Well... are you ready? … [Read more...]

Happy 50th Anniversary, A Wrinkle in Time!

I just discovered that this month marks the important anniversary of one of my favorite books.And so, I recommend that everybody read this testimony about the book. ...Then, pre-order a copy of the 50th anniversary edition for a young reader that you know.••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Want to respond? Visit Jeffrey on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. … [Read more...]

Fingertips: This Week’s Moviegoing; Tom McCarthy and “Win Win”; Narnia; L’Engle; Lent; Rob Bell

What movies did I see this week?  … [Read more...]

Stockwell Takes On L’Engle, DiCamillo, Miyazaki. [-updated-]

[THIS POST HAS BEEN REVISED TO CORRECT AN ERROR. Bedrock Pictures is not necessarily making all three of the films in question. But the screenwriter, Jeff Stockwell, is attached to all three projects.] Bedrock Pictures plans to make a movie of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle In Time, from a script by Jeff Stockwell.And my, my... Stockwell's a busy guy.He's also working on adaptations of Kate DiCamillo's The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and Hayao Miyazaki's Kiki's Delivery … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday to Madeleine L’Engle and C.S. Lewis!

Thanks to Martin Stillion for pointing out that today is the birthday of two writers whose work has been an inspiration to me since childhood.I wish I had been able to present them with copies of Auralia's Colors in person, as a gesture of gratitude and evidence that their testimonies, ideas, and stories have changed my life dramatically. … [Read more...]

The Kindlings Muse on Fairy Tales, L’Engle, Tolkien, Lewis, and “Auralia’s Colors”

Did you miss The Kindlings Muse on Monday night? Now you can listen in! The Kindlings podcast is here!From The Kindlings Muse site: Madeleine L'Engle, CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien each embraced the Christian faith and found in their imaginative fantasy a way to explore and understand it.Yet to this day, some Christians see no place for fantasy literature. Tonight's subject is Fantasy & Myth: Christian Contributions & Consumption.We explore the subject with author & film critic … [Read more...]

“A Wrinkle in Faith” – Books and Culture on Madeleine L’Engle

John Wilson's Books and Culture newsletter brought back from the archives a 1998 essay focusing on Madeleine L'Engle to mark her passing last week.Madeleine L'Engle's journey has taken her to a rather peculiar array of roadside stops. How many Christian writers speak both from the pages of Ms. magazine and Today's Christian Woman, are invited to speak both by the Library of Congress and the Gaithers' Praise Gathering, and serve as writer-in-residence for Victoria magazine and for Regent … [Read more...]

Fantasy and Myth at a Seattle Brewery

Would you like an evening with...-great ale-good company-and a lot of stimulating discussion about the power of fairy tales and myth?Would you like to gather with kindred spirits (and some rather tasty spirits... of the beverage kind) to toast the career of Madeleine L'Engle? … [Read more...]

SuperFastReader on Madeleine L’Engle

Following up my earlier post on Madeleine L'Engle's passing, here's the super SuperFastReader remembering her, in two posts. … [Read more...]