On Notebooks

This article orginally appeared in the Et Cetera, Regent College's student newspaper, on September 6, 2022. Sometimes you’re asked to name those who’ve inspired you. I’m going to start answering: people who fill up notebooks. The pile of my unfinished notebooks is (I’ve measured) waist-high, though I just realized that I’ve forgotten to add my … Continue reading On Notebooks

Even As We Are Fully Known: C.S. Lewis’ “Letters to Malcolm”

In the spring of 1963, C.S. Lewis found himself confined by heart trouble to an armchair in his living room, wearing a catheter, and unable to go upstairs. Despite this forced inactivity—or possibly because of it—he had the chance to finally get his thoughts straight about a project he'd contemplated for some time, but had … Continue reading Even As We Are Fully Known: C.S. Lewis’ “Letters to Malcolm”

Inheriting More Than Language

When the architects and craftsmen of medieval Europe built their churches—stone, wood, and stained glass—they designed them with names for the various areas and parts and structures. The area that was reserved for the congregation to gather in worship was called the ship. They didn't think it a strange name. For centuries, Christian writers had … Continue reading Inheriting More Than Language