Silence.

I’ve just gotten back from a weekend silent retreat, which is something I’d definitely recommend to anyone. It’s amazing how much easier it is to think clearly when you take some time to stop talking, put away your phone, and just experience the world as it actually is, behind all the distractions. Take away our […]

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Chestertonian Wonder, Pineapples and the Cross

A consistent theme which runs through the writings of G. K. Chesterton is the capacity to wonder at the world, and in particular an attempt to rediscover a wonder for ordinary and familiar things by looking at them from a new perspective. In his book, The Everlasting Man, he says that we have become familiar […]

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What’s Right With the World

The title of this blog is the opposite to that of a book published by G.K. Chesterton in 1910 called What’s Wrong With the World. However, it is in no way opposed to the writings of Chesterton, who is one of my favourite writers. In fact I think he would highly approve of the title […]

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The Stories That Matter

Without a doubt, one of my favourite books is J. R. R. Tolkien’s, The Lord of the Rings. I am also a big fan of Peter Jackson’s films based on the story, particularly the Extended Editions (which are the only versions of the movies I have watched). In multiple polls, The Lord of the Rings has been voted […]

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