Old Enough For Fairy Tales: C.S. Lewis’ “The Chronicles of Narnia”

In the dedication of The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe to his goddaughter Lucy, C.S. Lewis said: "I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it … Continue reading Old Enough For Fairy Tales: C.S. Lewis’ “The Chronicles of Narnia”

Subversion By Submission: The Creativity of Women’s Theological Discourse

It’s not a surprising assertion to say that women have often been silenced and neglected in the realm of theological discourse. Even when you can hold up one or two examples, an even richer and broader heritage of women’s voices goes under-read, under-appreciated, and under-cited. (Not that this little essay will do anything to fix … Continue reading Subversion By Submission: The Creativity of Women’s Theological Discourse

My Favourite Harry Potter Book

I don't really do the picking favourites thing. No favourite authors, no favourite movies, no favourite TV shows. Mostly it's because there are so many I love that I find it difficult, if not impossible, to pick. But after some careful consideration (and a recent re-listen of the audiobook), I think I can say I … Continue reading My Favourite Harry Potter Book

Vignettes From A Summer of Life (Part III)

The Starlit Garden One evening we were together, my friends and I, trying to come up with another “Vancouver thing” to do. We chose Queen Elizabeth Park, at Cambie and 33rd. The sun was going down and the shadows were lengthening. The park was another of those places that I had been to when I … Continue reading Vignettes From A Summer of Life (Part III)

Vignettes From A Summer of Life (Part II)

The Mountain Quest Our circle of friends is constantly rotating as people come and go, to have their places taken by others who leave in their turn. It’s a complicated and unpredictable dance as some return from journeys just at the moment when others depart. Every six or seven months our group dynamic shifts again … Continue reading Vignettes From A Summer of Life (Part II)

Vignettes From A Summer of Life (Part I)

(I took a class last summer on Vancouver Literature, and was assigned an independent, anything-you-want-as-long-as-it's-literary-and-Vancouver-related project. This was what I wrote. I'm trying to figure out a way to tell you that it got an A without making it sound like bragging, but I suppose I'll never succeed. I'll put it up here in three … Continue reading Vignettes From A Summer of Life (Part I)

The Spirit of Adventure: Pixar’s “Up”

The motion picture Up is the sole property of Pixar and Walt Disney Pictures. All images are screencaps taken from my own DVD copy. No copyright infringement is intended by the use of these pictures. *** Wouldn’t you love to escape the world? When life gets too busy, too complicated, too noisy, too distracting, who … Continue reading The Spirit of Adventure: Pixar’s “Up”