Saturday, October 29, 2016

Saturday Good Reads

People are beginning to grapple with life after the election, regardless of who becomes President. Michael Hamby considers the breaking of the magic spell of modernism, Martin Gurri sees the unraveling of both of our major political parties, and Rod Dreher gives a eulogy for the Religious Right.

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is coming, and Jeff Robinson at The Gospel Coalition has five good reasons for teaching your children about it. Good poetry from Loren Paulsson and Jerry Barrett, and a good review from Mary Harwell Sayler. Photos of a fall garden. And a story about a passenger train that carried the dead.

One of the more moving vdeios I’ve seen is a video poem by a father of an autistic son. “A Reflection of Aching Joy” is a thing a beauty and a reminder of what’s important in this life.


Sukkot – Troy Cady at T(r)oy Marbles.

Peering Around the Legs of Saints – Aidan Rogers at Altarwork.

5 Reasons to Teach Your Kids about the Reformation – Jeff Robinson at The Gospel Coalition.


Remembering Softly: a life in poems – Mary Harwell Sayler at The Poetry Editor.

I Want to Live – Loren Paulsson at World Narratives.

Longing for an Ambush – Jerry Barrett at Gerald the Writer.

Life and Culture

After the Fall – Michael Hamby at First Things Magazine.

Charred Ends – Amanda Hill at Hill + Pen.

The Religious Right: A Eulogy – Rod Dreher at American Conservative.

After the election: the great unraveling – Martin Gurri at The Fifth Wave.

British Stuff

The passenger train created to carry the dead – Amanda Ruggeri at BBC (Hat Tip: J of India).

Art and Photography

Fall Garden – Tim Good at Pics, Poems, and Ponderings.


The Masculine Case – Barton Swaim at The Weekly Standard.

A Reflection of Aching Joy

Painting: Room in New York, oil on canvas by Edward Hopper (1932).

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