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Reading Notes October 2017

Finished The Hounds of the Morrigan by Pat O’Shea. A high fantasy novel about a little boy, Pidge (short for Patrick), and his sister Bridget who find an ancient manuscript and are caught up in a dramatic conflict among the ancient Irish gods and fairy people. The triple goddess has returned and is stirring up […]

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Socrates and His Guardian Angel?

A while back the kids and I had fun with a picture book called Wise Guy about the Greek philosopher, Socrates. The book gives a good overview of Socrates’ life and philosophical inquiry for an elementary school audience. It doesn’t dumb down the philosophy, but really tries to introduce some of the concepts in a […]

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Rereading Silence, Part 3– On Mercy


“But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus” Ephesians […]

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Re-reading Silence, Part 2– Apostasy and Despair

In which I address some theological concerns, including the problem of the unforgivable sin. In my first post about Silence I mentioned that I have been very frustrated as I’ve read reviews of the novel and the movie because so many reviewers fail to grasp basic principles of literary analysis like the distinction between the […]

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