Experiment in Criticism

“[I]n reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself. Like the night sky in the Greek poem, I see with a myriad eyes, but it is still I who see. Here, as in worship, in love, in moral action, and in knowing, I transcend myself; and am never more myself than when I do.” – C. S. Lewis

Split Seconds

I think a millisecond is very short and fast indeed, which is quite natural when my standard is my heartbeat or my computation of a difference. But is a millisecond really that fast in comparison to some other events that have a more universal claim to standard-setting than my physiological or psychological processes?

Mr. Worldly Wiseman and the Burden of Sin

Doesn’t this sound familiar? Helping people who are “crazed in their wits” with their burdens? Offering tips and models for a happier, more wholesome life? Good repute, good neighbors, good church, good fashion? Everything but good enough.