THAT ARDUOUS LOVE AFFAIR: SIR JOHN BETJEMAN AND THE GIFT OF FAITH

Some know Christ since they were born, other have to go through the, at times, very difficult internal struggle of pondering the big questions of life.

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Tolkien and His Friends

By Martina Juričková Word Count: 1394 Rating: G Summary: An essay about Professor Tolkien and his friendships. Even though Tolkien disliked a literary work being analyzed in reference to its author’s life, he admitted that “[a]n author cannot…remain wholly unaffected by his experience” (Tolkien, 2011, p. xxii). And since in his life he was known for... Continue Reading →

On the Feast of St. Stephen

By Kevin Michael Derby Word Count: 3302 Rating: PG Summary: Kevin writes of the paradox of Christmas time. I am blessed with having both an older and a younger brother who are almost seven years apart from each other. Of course, being stuck between them during my childhood, I did not think they were much of... Continue Reading →

Ham for the Holidays

By Kevin Derby Word Count: 2657 Rating: PG Summary: Kevin recounts a story about working retail at Christmastime. In its infinite wisdom, back in 1955, the “one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church,” (don’t take my word for it, that’s from the First Council of Constantinople back in 381) declared May 1 to be the feast of... Continue Reading →

I&F Winter & Christmas 2017

Our 2017 Winter Themed Issue is here! Yes, the theme of the issue is Winter and Christmas. Fanfiction, original fiction, poetry, articles on many different aspects of the season & more - it's all here!

The Woman in the Red Dress

THE WOMAN IN THE RED DRESS By Ariel Klay Word count: 1209 Rating: PG Summary: Klay reveals distraction as a powerful tool of the Devil “Do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is... Continue Reading →

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