The End of the Nightmare

We have all read in scientific books, and, indeed, in all romances, the story of the man who has forgotten his name. This man walks about the streets and can see and appreciate everything; only he cannot remember who he is. Well, every man is that man in the story. Every man has forgotten who…

A Eulogy for Schultz

   The beasts would not think it hard if I told them to walk on their heads. It would become their delight to walk on their heads. I am His beast, and all His biddings are joys. The Lady speaking to Dr. Edwin Ransom in C.S. Lewis’ Perelandra.  When my wife and I first saw…

Heroes

   But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine. Daniel 1:8a, NIV Imagine a hostile nation has overwhelmed your land, annihilated your country’s army and has now marched into your city. As a young, Hebrew child (maybe no more than ten or eleven years old) you see your conqueror’s officials…

Overturning the Tables -A Study in Righteous Anger

   After seeing weeks of propaganda pushed on the populace insisting that the Supreme Court’s ruling on homosexual marriage is something moral and steeped in our nation’s tradition of liberty, I’m upset. After reading about the shootings in Chattanooga, enabled by a spineless national security apparatus and laws intended for the disarmament of the citizenry,…

A Study in Courage and Fear

How much have we lost from the ancients? I wonder that a lot. After all, because I thoroughly reject the idea that humanity is on a never-ending, can’t-be-stopped rocket of social progress, it stands to reason that knowledge and beauty could easily have been lost over the millennia of slaughter and corruption. I’ve mentioned on…