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“Because we are the sons of God, we must become the sons of God”

God can no more than an earthly parent be content to have only children: he must have sons and daughters– children of his soul, of his spirit, of his love–not merely in the sense that he loves them, or even … Continue reading

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Fire Increate and the Salvation of Lilith

I scrambled to find the right words. How to explain to my old friend Frederica Mathewes-Green the theme of George MacDonald’s great fantasy novel Lilith? But the words would not come. Well, perhaps that’s not quite true. Words came, but … Continue reading

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“Come to God …”

Come to God, then, my brother, my sister, with all thy desires and instincts, all thy lofty ideals, all thy longing for purity and unselfishness, all thy yearning to love and be true, all thy aspiration after self-forgetfulness and child-life … Continue reading

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A Charles Williams Halloween

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October

by George MacDonald 1. REMEMBER, Lord, thou hast not made me good. Or if thou didst, it was so long ago I have forgotten–and never understood, I humbly think. At best it was a crude, A rough-hewn goodness, that did … Continue reading

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Madeleine L’Engle and the Poetry of Us

by Alana Roberts Madeleine L’Engle as a poet doesn’t muddle herself into blah, kneel to politics, or contemplate evil. Yet she will never be considered by such as Harold Bloom to be a first-rate or canonical poet. For one thing, … Continue reading

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Madeleine L’Engle and the Dilemma of Christian Poesy in the Modern Culture

by Alana Roberts Madeleine L’Engle’s earthly life began in 1918 and ended in 2007. When she was born, the world was only 17 years out from the end of the Victorian period. When she passed away—well, it was nine years … Continue reading

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