It’s Halloween, and Chris Yokel asks why ghost stories and tells a tale a Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Rod Dreher at American Conservative has been telling the story all week of the Catholic liberal theologians who wrote a letter to The New York Times, protesting a column on Pope Francis by Catholic Ross Douthat. The pixels are flying all over the place; Dreher decided to take a look at one of the academics who signed the letter, and it’s amazing what passes for adacemic scholarship these days.
Good poetry – good stories about writing – and a wake-up call about Planned Parenthood.
And the Piano Guys do what only the Piano Guys can do – combine a fight song with Amazing Grace, way up in Scotland.
Why Ghost Stories? and The Spiritual Quest of Jack Skellington – Chris Yokel.
Top Ten Spooky Poems for Halloween – Lyla Lindquist at Tweetspeak Poetry.
Through the Windy – Robbie Pruitt.
Perfect Dragonfly – A Cento – Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.
The Seven Types of Poetry – Robert Peake at Huffington Post Books.
After the Exile – Corey Mesler at Curator Magazine.
Sylvia Plath Reading Her Poems – via Englewood Review of Books.
Five Minutes with Peter Ackroyd – BBC News.
The Writing Life Podcast: Never, Never, Never Sit on a Story – Ann Kroeker.
Tiny Distractions and Silent Vows – Mick Silva.
A Sincere Thank You – My Final Post – Matt Appling at The Church of No People.
She’s So Lovely – Travis Thrasher at The Journey is Everything.
The Champion Table Build, Part 3: Leg Joinery – Jack Baumgartner at The School of the Transfer of Energy.
Fall Hydrangea – Tim Good.
Why Study Academic Theology? – Rod Dreher at American Conservative.
When God Goes Away, Superstition Takes His Place – The American Interest.
Refugee Stories: The Straw That Broke the Camel’s Back – David Rupert at Red-Letter Believers.
On Revivalist Christianity – Owen White at The Ochlophobist.
Can I Love My Children Enough to Let Them Fail? – Shawn Smucker.
This is Your Wake-Up Call – Betsey Childs Howard at First Things.
Amazing Grace – Scottish Style
Top photograph by Petr Kratochvil via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.