Epiphanies, Not Resolutions

These are the questions of the New Year, and of the Seasons of Winter & Epiphany, as the days grow long & longer: Are you still seeking? What is your guide? What gifts do you bring?


Creation Groans

By Tony Hisgett from Birmingham, UK (Falcon 4 Uploaded by Magnus Manske) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Turning & turning – and do we now see /
Mere anarchy at last upon the world?


Rodin’s Thinking Poet

Rodin, "The Gates of Hell"

For Rodin the sculptor, every aspect of action, character, and spirit that he wanted to convey had to be embodied in the physical form of his works. It’s a reminder to us that we, too, are bodily works.


Veterans Never Stop Serving

2012 Veterans Day Poster

Even after our veterans take off the uniform, they never stop serving. Many apply the skills and experience they developed on the battlefield to a life of service here at home. They take on roles in their communities as doctors and police officers, engineers and entrepreneurs, mothers and fathers.


Politics After the Apocalypse

Cover of Plato's "Republic"

If all the libraries in the world were destroyed and you could save only two books of political theory, which would they be?


Terrible Goodness

Nature’s so terribly good. Don’t you think so, Mr. Stanhope?”


This Bloomsday, Ulysses is Free – Yes!

Got your Guinness? Then here’s Marcella Riordan as Molly Bloom (from the highly recommended Naxos audiobook), in a final affirmation of love & life.


What Would C.S. Lewis Read?

The books of C.S. Lewis filled me with a sense of wonder & awe, and shaped my youthful vision of what it meant to be a whole, healthy, mature, and virtuous human being. But what books shaped him?


Steve Jobs: Connecting the Dots

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.


World Read Aloud Day: March 7, 2012 — Register Now!

Reading & Writing is for everyone!

On March 7, 2012, LitWorld will sponsor the third annual World Read Aloud Day, and they are hoping to reach at least a million people to help support a global literacy movement. How can you participate?


Eating the Book

Read through the Bible in 2012 with a community of local fellow-readers: Door Creek and Blackhawk churches here in Madison are encouraging their communities to join in a reading plan called Eat This Book.


On the Discipline of Seeing

Pastor David E. Carlson at Fresh Read tells what painting has taught him about studying the Word.