Saturday, December 8, 2018

Saturday Good Reads

Sir Alfred Munnings (1878-1959) was a well-known artist in Britain, particularly famous for his paintings of horses. Lord Beaverbrook (friend of Winston Churchill) commissioned Munnings for the Canadian War Memorials Fund to paint pictures of the Canadian Cavalry Brigade and the Canadian Forestry Corps in World War I. Munnings painted some 40 paintings, which have not been seen together in a century. Until now, at the National Army Museum in London.

Calvin Miller (1936-2012) was a pastor, theologian, writer, and poet. Timothy Bartel at The Imaginative Conservative remembers Miller for his largely forgotten epic Christian poemThe Singer. It was part of a trilogy, and I can remember seeing it in Christian bookstores in the 1980s. (While you’re at The Imaginative Conservative, you can read T.S. Eliot’s poem, “The Cultivation of Christmas Trees.”)

Did you know that there was a book C.S. Lewis was dying to write? Dan DeWitt at The Gospel Coalition has the story. John Pletcher at the Institute for Faith, Work, & Economics tells us how much J.R.R. Tolkien loved Christmas. And Hannah Long at The Weekly Standard has a story about the steward of Middle-earth, Tolkien’s son Christopher. (The Weekly Standard gives you a three-day pass; this story is worth using it.)

More Good Reads

Writing and Literature

The Political Thought of Edgar Allan Poe – Robert Merry at The Imaginative Conservative.

C. S. Lewis, Madeleine L’Engle, and the Power of Storytelling – Warren Cole Smith at The Rabbit Room.

Art and Photography

Doubloons – Tim Good at Pixels. 


Dear Mom – Doug Spurling at Spurling Silver.

5 Questions to Ask Before Using Video Venue Preaching – Steve Kroeker at The Gospel Coalition.


Rusted Chain – Stephen Haven at Image Journal.

Wish List – Kelly Belmonte at All Nine.

Quietly, Quietly: An Advent Reflection – Chris Yokel at The Rabbit Room.

British Stuff

Historical Feminism – Barb Drummond at Curious Histories.

Life and Culture

Hollywood is a Sex-Grooming Gang – Kyle Smith at National Review.

Thoughts on Combatting Fake News – Zak Schmoll at Entering the Public Square.

Chris Tomlin’s Noel – Featuring Lauren Daigle

Painting: Lucie Esnault reading a book, oil on canvas (1900-1905) by Jacques-Emile Blanche.


Megan Willome said...

Oh, Glynn! I still have Calvin Miller's trilogy: "The Singer," "The Song," "The Finale." I've had them for as long as I can remember, I think, a gift from my mom. I have not read them in ages, certainly not since having children. Maybe it's time.

Glynn said...

Megan, I read it years ago as well, but I'm not sure what happened to the book. It is still available via Amazon from third-party sellers; the last combined trilogy edition was published in 2010.