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Posts and podcasts on the meaning & magic of things

Recent Posts

On Mystery, Monkeys, & The Multiverse

And when it comes, it finds the house empty, swept, and put in order. Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell there, and the last state

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The Light Princess: A Fairy Tale

by George MacDonald, adapted by Ross Byrd Long ago, in a land far away, there lived a king and a queen who were very sad because they had no children. But after years of waiting and hoping, the

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Heart of Mud and Spit (A Psalm)

This poem, by Sam Kittrell, is the first in a series we’re calling “Psalms, Proverbs, and Parables.” The goal is to adopt the format of the biblical psalms (poems and songs to God), proverbs (pithy sayings, mostly about

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Anxiety & The Problem of Many-ness

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command

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Reminder How To Protest

Martin Luther King’s “Letter to Birmingham Jail” is a masterpiece of Christian protest in a world that could use a few lessons, especially in 2021. Where are the communicators like him in our generation? (Honest question.) I am

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Recent Podcasts

Who Stormed the Capitol?

“Man’s conquest of nature turns out, in the moment of its consummation, to be nature’s conquest of man.” — C. S. Lewis, The Abolition of

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