Why You, an American Citizen should Read the Greek Tragedy: Sophocles’ “Antigone”

Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia/Vladoubido Oo   Politics was more than a game for the citizens of Athens; like religion, it rested on the dim but real perception of an unchanging moral law that was not manmade but revealed through the conscience. As Paul suggests, in the absence of the direct revelation of Scripture, it is… Continue reading

“Fog on the Barrow Downs,” Ch. 8 of The Lord of the Rings: Bombadil’s Part is Ended

Photo courtesy of Flickr.com/Del Barfoot If you wanted to find a scary ghost story in The Lord of the Rings, one place would be chapter 8, “Fog on the Barrow Downs.” The hobbits find themselves under the spells of a barrow-wight (i.e. ghost). Thankfully, old Tom Bombadil comes to rescue them again. He’s quite a handy… Continue reading

Who is Tom Bombadil?

In chapter 7 of The Lord of the Rings, one of the most interesting questions about Middle Earth is asked: “Who is Tom Bombadil?” Tolkien fans all over the world opine on this question. Some say Bombadil is a type of pre-fallen Adam. Others say he is an ainur (i.e. an angel). And some say Bombadil… Continue reading

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