Creative writing

The Need to Pay Attention

The Need to Pay Attention

04.11.2011  |  2 Comments ››

By Luci Shaw A student in a lecture hall once asked me, “Don’t you get tired of noticing things?” By way of answering her I quoted one of my favorite sayings from Annie Dillard, embodied ... Continue Reading »

Sacred Story

Sacred Story

01.05.2011  |  No Comments ››

With the pen as his pulpit, George MacDonald used fiction to show the relevance of scriptural truth to the problems of his age. By Kirsten Jeffrey Johnson Many critics like to claim that George MacDonald ... Continue Reading »

George Herbert

George Herbert

01.05.2011  |  No Comments ››

England's greatest religious poet "A verse may find him who a sermon flies." It was the New Year's celebration, and Magdalen Newport Herbert had received two sonnets from her son, George. These were quite unlike ... Continue Reading »

The Wise Imagination

The Wise Imagination

10.28.2010  |  No Comments ››

George MacDonald's legacy is his reminder that we are creative beings because we are made in the image of a Creator. By Trevor Hart Editor's note: C. S. Lewis wrote of George MacDonald, "I have ... Continue Reading »

The Power of Story

The Power of Story

08.12.2010  |  No Comments ››

Reading may not change the world -- but it changes the reader, and that's a start. By Katherine Paterson The summer that I was 17 years old, I, who was born of missionary parents in China, was ... Continue Reading »

A Pilgrim’s Progress to the Heavenly City

A Pilgrim’s Progress to the Heavenly City

08.10.2010  |  No Comments ››

From ancient times, human beings have used both practical and poetic language. By Randall Smith When I get to the poetry section of English 102—where sunsets look like “etherized patients” and subway riders resemble ... Continue Reading »

Hearts in Training

Hearts in Training

05.03.2010  |  No Comments ››

C. S. Lewis employed his imaginative gifts to dispel his readers' illusions and educate their feelings. By Doris T. Myers In The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, one of the Narnia series, Eustace, a factual-minded, ... Continue Reading »