A Little Light Musing: A Thalian Sourcebook of Sorts

Image copyright Lancia E. Smith. Please see below for more about this image! A Little Light Musing: A Thalian Sourcebook of Sorts By Andrew Lazo Jesus says, “unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” And nothing reminds me so much of that simpler age than a good giggle …

Music steals past dragons

I have a confession to make. I was scheduled to post last week, and I wasn’t ready. I’ve known for weeks what I wanted to say, but was having an unusually hard time getting it to come together. So when Kelly emailed me to say she had Andrew’s piece ready to go, and to suggest …

Of Mathoms and Mornings: Musing on New Beginnings and the First Day of Fall

Of Mathoms and Mornings: Musing on New Beginnings and the First Day of Fall by Andrew Lazo I’ve spent some time lately thinking about tomorrow, September 22. As I’ve mused and mumbled over this date, I realize that it offers for me a kind of “still point of the turning world.” I don’t know why …

A Perennial Resource: Colin Duriez’s The A-Z of C.S. Lewis

by Kevin Belmonte In this, the 50th anniversary year of C.S. Lewis’s passing, many books have revisited his life and legacy. I am grateful for more than a few, none more than Colin Duriez’s superb compendium, The A-Z of C.S. Lewis, just published in Oxford by Lion Publishing. Like a skilled cartographer, Duriez traverses the …

Incarnational Invention: Peter Jackson “retells” Bilbo

  Incarnational Invention: Peter Jackson “retells” Bilbo by Andrew Lazo Warts and all, I love Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth movies.  That said, I have little doubt that J. R. R. Tolkien himself would have loathed them. And in this, I suggest that he would have been perhaps shortsighted and even maybe wrong. I think if anyone should …

Failing to Find Words: Reflecting on C.S. Lewis’ The Apologist’s Evening Prayer

All Nine contributor-muse Dr. Holly Ordway finds grace, if not words, in the poem “The Apologist’s Evening Prayer” by C.S. Lewis. Holly is a poet, teacher, and friend, as well as an apologist exploring the intersection of literature and faith, reason and imagination. Follow Dr. Ordway's reflections on the practice of living a holy life …