On June 8, 1942, C.S. Lewis walked into the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin on High Street in Oxford and delivered one of the most famous sermons of the 20th century – “The Weight of Glory.” Justin Taylor at Evangelical History has the story (and a link to the sermon online).
The Atlantic has two photo essays – one of the earth from above, taken aboard the International Space Station, and the other of the earth down here – cowboys in the 21st century. Both are magnificent. And The Telegraph has the first color photographs of England.
A trio of writers posted articles on, at second glance, may very well be the same thing. James Clark asks if you can have conscience without faith. Thomas Sowell wonders if personal responsibility has become obsolete. Samuel James discusses the politics of never growing up.
Good poetry, good photography, and a time-lapse video of New Orleans that’s wonderful.
Life and Culture
The Politics of Never Growing Up – Samuel James.
Imagine if eBooks Came First – Tim Challies at Informing the Reforming.
Is Personal Responsibility Obsolete? – Dr. Thomas Sowell.
The first colour photographs of England – The Telegraph.
Who do the British love the taste of tea so much? – Veronique Greenwood at BBC.
Ekphrasis at the British Library – Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.
Cosmos – Nancy Marie Davis at A Little Somethin’.
Jennifer Maier – D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.
Before the Apocalypse – Jerry Barrett at Gerald the Writer.
Art and Photography
Spring Leaves – Tim Good at National Geographic / Your Shot.
Charity Hospital in New Orleans – Abandoned Southeast.
The Cowboys of the 21st Century – Jane Hilton at The Atlantic.
Earth From Above: Expedition 47 Aboard the ISS – The Atlantic.
The Gospel Was Given for a Time Like This – Tim Challies at Informing the Reforming.
Songs of Exile – Alexei Sargeant at First Things.
75 Years Ago Tonight, C.S. Lewis Delivers a Sermon in Oxford on “The Weight of Glory” – Justin Taylor at Evangelical History.
Is There a Problem with Conscience? – James Clark at the Institute for Faith, Work, & Economics.
New Orleans Time-Lapse Video
Painting: Man Reading, oil on canvas by Barnett Freedman (1925).