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Book Review: A Wrinkle in Time

Book Review: A Wrinkle in Time

Minor spoilers for A Wrinkle in Time. I first read this book nearly thirty years ago. It stands out in my memory as one of the few books I read at that age – perhaps eight or nine – that I actively didn’t like: I can remember trying to, and feeling it was the sort of book I ought to like, but simply not really getting it. At the time I think I dismissed as being an odd American book;…

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Christianity in Runrig’s music

Christianity in Runrig’s music

One of my favourite bands is the Scottish folk/rock band Runrig. They primarily sing songs about Scotland, occasionally with an overtly nationalist bent but more typically about the Scottish landscape, history, people and culture; they also sometimes cover other themes. However, it was only after I’d been listening to them for about eight years that I realised some of their songs were explicitly Christian. Now, by ‘explicitly Christian’ I mean in the sense that some of U2’s songs are Christian,…

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The Last Battle: A Great but Flawed Work

The Last Battle: A Great but Flawed Work

Spoilers for The Last Battle, other books in the Chronicles of Narnia, A Game of Thrones. C. S. Lewis is one of my favourite authors. He’s so good that I’ll read anything he’s written, even if it’s something I normally wouldn’t- such as numerous Christian books and his adaptation of an undergraduate lecture course on Mediaeval worldview and imagery. His imagination, writing ability and clarity of thought stand out as a giant of his generation. Of all that he’s written,…

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Looking along a light-beam

Looking along a light-beam

I’ve recently started reading the Chronicles of Narnia to my eldest child and, even though we are bringing up our children in the Christian faith, I’ve taken a deliberate decision to not explain the Christian symbolism to him. Now, this may simply be a bias on my part. I read the Chronicles myself without any awareness of the hidden meaning(1) and enjoyed them tremendously, an enjoyment that was no way tarnished when I discovered that meaning as a teenager. Also,…

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