A Moving Essay by Joyce Carol Oates on Home

From Smithsonian magazine, and via The New Yorker, comes this elegant meditation on the concept of home from writer and Princeton University professor Joyce Carol Oates.  We are, Oates says, inextricably bound to place: Writers, particularly novelists, are linked to place. It’s impossible to think of Charles Dickens and not to think of Dickens’ London; impossible to [Read More...]

The Link 6.5.09: Teaching Writing, The Great Commission, and Church Planting

1. I cannot help but again recommend the Mat Kearney song “Closer to Love” to you.  So you know, it is not me who is doing the recommending, it is the musical beast inside of me. 2. What makes good writing good?  Can one teach others to write?  This New Yorker piece by Louis Menand [Read More...]


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