“The best poems are not messages; they are lingual acrobatics, roiling heart and mind by setting them awash in words.”
The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon.
“We are trying to get to heaven. That’s what life is about, and that’s what any good story is about. Every story begins with Creation and ends with the Last … Continue reading A Hint of Eternal Truths
We thin-souled moderns are so proud of our rejection of poems and stories and paintings. We lead half-lives and die with less.
“It is this attraction to loveliness that lies at the heart of nurturing soul. God has made us to be drawn to the beautiful. So often the divide between children … Continue reading An Attraction to Loveliness
“If ever there was an arrogance perpetuated in the Church, our art is to blame. Our art describes the world where we live. We don’t spend enough time with prostitutes … Continue reading The Arrogance of Christian Art
“For a Christian rhetoric, perspicuity is the foundation of all the canons of style. Clarity of thought must always be the preacher’s aim. Clarity is the basic beauty of eloquent … Continue reading Beautiful Clarity
In answer to the question “Should we ban bad theology carols?” “Only with great care. For thousands, carols will be their only link with a church. At the same time, … Continue reading Sentimental Carols
“What is the means by which the demonic realm is vanquished? In a word: mockery. Satan’s great sin (and our great sin) is pride. Thus, to drive Satan from us … Continue reading Ridiculing the Enemy
“The way for a person to develop a style is (a) to know exactly what he wants to say, and (b) to be sure he is saying exactly that. The … Continue reading Developing Writing Style
“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense … Continue reading A Regiment of Beauty
“The world is full of beauty, but the beauty is incomplete…”