Flotsam & Jetsam (1/16)

The Dark-Tinted, Truth-Filled Reading List We Owe Our Kids – An impeccable piece by N.D. Wilson on stories, evil, and the God who overcomes it.

Tales of the New Creation – “The job of the artist in the present is to reach backward into tradition with one hand, anchoring himself there in order to reach forward into the mist with the other—then he closes his fist, taking hold of all he can, and brings into his present a new signpost and plants it firmly. If he does his job well, that signpost may one day become the anchor onto which other artists will cling and reach even further.”

They Were Alive – Beautiful: “And may our children have the courage to do the ‘brave nothing of beholding the sky.'”

The Greatest Reward a Writer Can Have – Indeed.

Don’t Think Like Demons – “It’s a screwy way of thinking. It’s seeing God the way that demons see him, instead of the way that his children should see him. We have to remember that he is the one who sent Immanuel. The name literally means – ‘God with us.’ Or maybe a little bit more loosely – ‘God is on my side.’ He desires the best for me, not the chance to test me and toy with me.”

You Can’t Say Fathers Are Essential – … if the  law redefines marriage to make them optional.

“It is not a failure of imagination to see the sky as blue. It is a failure rather to be weary of its being blue – and not to notice how blue it is.” – Anthony Esolen

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