Voyage of Discovery – Part 3

Across the night, his ears caught snatches of a song. He was too far away to make out the words but it only strengthened his suspicions that what he saw was the re-enactment of some ancient ritual. Closer the procession came, winding its way through the streets and gaining numbers all the time. A bold […]

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Voyage of Discovery – Part 2

From then on it was a race against time. A strong wind kicked up, propelling him along at a faster speed. But the wind which pushed him closer to the island also brought the storm clouds nearer. With his face fixed on his goal, he willed the boat forward, not daring to look back at […]

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Voyage of Discovery – Part 1

Since it’s less than a month until Christmas I thought I’d share the first part of a short Chesterton-inspired Christmas story I wrote a couple of years ago. I hope you enjoy it and I’d love to hear what you think. To Jonathan Smith XIV, only son of the late Jonathan Smith XIII, life in […]

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Published in the Defendant!

My article “Chestertonian Wonder, Pineapples and the Cross”, has been published in the most recent edition of The Defendant, which is the quarterly newsletter of the Australian Chesterton Society. It is a great honour to have some of my work published by the Australian society dedicated to one of my favourite writers! Check it out on […]

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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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