Graphic created for 2018 talk at Taylor University's Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis & Friends. Both images used are public domain.

Lovecraft and Tolkien Presentation

Today, I had the pleasure of giving a compare and contrast presentation on H.P. Lovecraft and J.R.R. Tolkien at Taylor University: Lovecraft & Tolkien: Dread, Horror, and Human Flourishing You can read the text of the presentation at the link above, or see a video of the presentation if you prefer. Here are some photos of …

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Picture of Filmmaker Terence Fisher, image owned by the UK Peter Cushing Appreciation Society

4 Things Artists Can Learn from Terence Fisher

If you do any kind of research into the best horror films ever made, you'll eventually hear about the works of Terence Fisher. Fisher directed a number of excellent horror films for a company called Hammer Studios in the 1950's and 1960's. Many of these films starred Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, usually as two …

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A man hands a copy of the Bible to Henry VII in an illustration from the 1992 book "History of the Pilgrims and Puritans." You can find this photo on Wikipedia and Flickr, it's public domain.

Answering the Puritans Part 5

In this series (click here for Part 1), I’m looking at 5 questions about arts based on something a Puritan wrote and giving some answers. To read my thoughts on the previous question, click here. Question (4 out of 5): Is spending money on entertainment wasteful? Answer: There are certainly occasions where spending money on entertainment is …

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