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Articles & Essays

The Devil Lives in the Mirror

Demonic lies hide as truth. They also lurk close to home. I stood before the dazed librarian as she scanned each questionable title: The Death of Satan, I See Satan Fall Like Lighting, By Authors Possessed, the books about demons piling up before her. I remember my…
Articles & Essays

In Praise of Useless Reading

Reading fiction is useless. So is poetry. All imaginative works of beauty are useless, and praise God for that. Stories and poems are meant to be enjoyed in and of themselves, and while they have transformative effects on their readers, heaven forbid they be used as such.…
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January 25, 2019
Articles & Essays

The Virtues of On Reading Well

In 2012, a writer for The Atlantic brought to readers’ attention the decline of virtues in our vocabulary. Over the last hundred years, people were writing less and less about sincerity, patience, or mercy. Researchers noticed a sharp decline in “virtue words”: “People simply do not think/talk/write about…
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October 12, 2018