Father Word

What is it about that word? Aroostook. The County, they call it here in Maine. A word is a tiny thing, a written word. It is smaller than a leaf—a word printed on a page. Rarely as big as a blade of grass. Don’t even bother comparing its size to a tree. And yet…. Words…

Galactic Christendom: A Short History

Post by Carlos Carrasco There is a prejudice in modern SF so nearly ubiquitous that it can be considered a trope. I’m talking about the assumption that the more technologically advanced a civilization becomes, the less religious it will be. While this prejudice is normally implicit in a lot of science fiction, the assumption was stated…

Anglo-Saxon Elves

This is a crosspost by L. A Smith from The Traveller’s Path One of the intriguing questions about the Anglo-Saxons who lived in England in the Early Middle Ages revolves around their religious beliefs and mythologies. Pretty much all of what we know of these beliefs were written down by Christian monks, and so it’s…

“Kubla Khan” and Father Nicholas Christmas?

 Article by David Llewellyn Dodds In 1927, John Livingston Lowes published The Road to Xanadu: A Study in the Ways of the Imagination with a revised edition following in 1930. He traces the “caves of ice” in Coleridge’s “Kubla Khan” (lines 36, 47) to William Bartram’s Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and…

‘The Valley Is Jolly!’

This intriguing article is by S. Dorman The supporting characters mentioned in this piece are wrong. But are they wrong for their stories? I’ve talked before about wrong characters and how they can be wrong about particular things, or wrong overall in a peculiar way. This piece is a variation, or perhaps further explication, of…

Arresting Bigfoot Or Our Elves are Different!

Article by J. Conrad Matthews   My official involvement with the paranormal began over twenty-five years ago when I received a police call to investigate a UFO. This was before ‘The X-Files’ and before anyone could be identified on a police band. I received a chorus of jokes ranging from the theme songs to ‘The…

Albion Awakening Shares A Post With Us

An article by the wonderfully-named William Wildblood. The blog referred to in this article is Albion Awakening Mere Christians If there were patrons of this blog, in the sense of guiding lights, they might well be C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien with an honourable mention, particularly in Bruce Charlton’s case, of Owen Barfield. The stories…

Little Grima

Article by Thomas Davidsmeier We’ve all got a little Grima in us… Grima Wormtongue is the most repulsive of JRR Tolkien’s characters in the Lord of the Rings. This is an impressive feat given the presence of Gollum, orcs, and the Ringwraiths in the story. Maybe it’s his obsequiousness, or the way he stays behind…