When I write, I usually am sitting at my Mac. But there are times when I write in longhand. Elizabeth Sulis at The Millions talks about returning to analog, including using a typewriter and writing by hand.
Otto Penzler of The Mysterious Press and its associated bookstore has been writing a series all week at CrimeReads – exploring various sub-genres of the mystery story, His first was about the traditional mystery. And Barnabas Piper makes a case for reading fiction.
I love Britain, but there are times when I have to wonder what’s going on. On April 23, three things happened in Britain, one of which was the celebration of a royal birth. The other two were not celebrations at all. K.V. Turley, writing from London for The Imaginative Conservative, asks if Britain is embracing a culture of death.
Good poetry, good stories on faith, and a long-forgotten story about what happened at a school in Michigan in 1927 – the worst school massacre in U.S. history.
Writing and Literature
Beowulf: The enduring appeal of an Anglo-Saxon ‘superhero’ – Kate Scotter at BBC.
Returning to Analog: Typewriters, Notebooks, and the Art of Letter Writing – Elizabeth Sulis Kim at The Millions.
What is a Traditional Mystery? – Otto Penzler at CrimeReads.
Six Reasons to Read Fiction – Barnabas Piper at LifeWay Books.
Life and Culture
Moral Courage: What is Our Leadership Responsibility? – Jon Mertz at Thin Difference.
Violence Against Women Begins in the Womb – Elaine Storkey at Christianity Today.
All the Devils Are Here: Britain’s Culture of Death – K.V. Turley at The Imaginative Conservative.
How the Christian Right Discovered Abortion Rights and Transformed the Culture Wars – Justin Taylor interviews Andrew Lewis at The Gospel Coalition.
Art and Photography
Charles Jones, Photographer – Spitalfields Life.
Is Your Church Christian or Christianish? – Tim Challies.
The Habitation Made Desolate: Acts 1:15-26 – Alastair Roberts at Political Theology.
The First Priority – Martha Orlando at Meditations of My Heart.
Rethinking Evangelicals & Catholics Together – Rod Dreher at The American Conservative.
Victor Hugo – D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.
Sarah Rose Nordgren’s “Material” – Brian Brodeur at How a Poem Happens.
Ephemerals – Tim Good at Photography by Tiwago.
Halted by Haiku – Tania Runyan at Image Journal.
William Henry Knapp’s Memoir – Spitalfields Life.
The Bath School Massacre in 1927
Painting: Reading Outdoors (1936), oil on canvas by Eugen Spiro (1874 -1972).