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Rainer Maria Rilke - All poems of Rainer Maria Rilke. Special Guest | JRR Tolkien and World War I. SPECIAL GUEST: JRR Tolkien and World War I - Nancy Marie Ott One has indeed personally to come under the shadow of war to feel fully its oppression; but as the years go by it seems now often forgotten that to be caught in youth by 1914 was no less hideous an experience than to be involved in 1939 and the following years. By 1918, all but one of my close friends were dead. — J.R.R. Tolkien, forward to The Lord of the Rings This essay takes a speculative look at how J.R.R. Tolkien’s service in the British Army during World War I may have influenced his fiction, particularly The Lord of the Rings. I first read The Lord of the Rings as a seventh grader; at the time, I didn’t look beyond the surface of the story. It is dangerous to assume that an author’s life experiences are directly reflected in his or her fiction.

Tolkien himself stated that the war had only a limited influence on his writing. Letter 73, Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Service in the Great War J.R.R. J.R.R. War Without End. Jayber Crow Quotes by Wendell Berry. Fiction. She Is Mine: A War Orphan's Incredible Journey of Survival: Stephanie Fast: 9780985413422: Amazon.com: Books. Wampanoag grad to be Harvard’s first since 1665. Commencement season is arriving in this grand metropolis, the higher education capital of the world.

Every graduate has a story. Tiffany Smalley’s just happens to be 346 years old. She sat in a Harvard Square coffee shop one recent morning telling it in the understated way of hers, repeatedly talking about two young men, Caleb and Joel, Joel and Caleb, as if they might breeze through the door and start hashing over weekend plans. The familiarity, even the affection, is understandable. They are all Wampanoag Indians, these three.

They are accomplished people. They all left Martha’s Vineyard to prosper over four years at Harvard. Come May 26, the bond between Smalley and both her ancestors will come full circle. “The connection, recognizing those roots, is really important to feeling at home here,’’ Smalley said. That connection will be realized with Joel on commencement day in an even more extraordinary way. The awarding of the degree will have various meanings to different people. C.S. Lewis' 3 Most Controversial Beliefs. Few figures loom larger over the past century of Christianity than C.S. Lewis, whose rare and beautiful coupling of an indomitable mind and a sparkling imagination make for some of the most gripping writing on Christian thought a person could hope to read.

If Lewis' only achievement had been the creation of Reepicheep, it would have secured his place in literature. Fortunately, he did much more. In fact, he did more than most people realize. Lewis missed the digital age, which means his great body of work is mostly remembered for the parts of it that have been accepted—not for its controversy. So here is a list of a few of Lewis' less orthodox beliefs. Quite the opposite, this is a reminder that his mighty intellect was open to asking questions. An Open View of Genesis Lewis' view on the creation account did a good deal of evolving over the course of his life.

An Inclusive Gospel [Aslan] answered, Child, all the service thou hast done to Tash, I account as service done to me. Wm. Paul Young. I thought I would share with you an article I wrote recently and was just published in “Among Worlds" magazine, a publication for TCKers (Third Culture Kids) and those who love them and are trying to understand them. The current issue is on ‘Abuse’. You can find them at: The Shattered Soul You may know that I am the author of The Shack. You may even know that I am a Third Culture Kid (four siblings, four different passports). The first born, Canadian, my parents and I (at ten months) moved to the highlands of New Guinea, now West Papua. What you might not know is that sexual abuse was a frequent part of my childhood. My parents had no idea. You can read The Shack as a story but my intent was always more than that; a parable laden with metaphor.

What compounds the issues is that TCK-ers are unusually adaptive to culture and surroundings, which empowers us to be hiders. Why do we keep our secrets? So what do we do? Wm Paul Young Written, August 2012. Ted Haggard - Official Website of Pastor Ted Haggard. Francine Rivers. Inspirational Historical Fiction Index | Christian Historical Fiction sorted by setting, period, historical events, and more. Dee Henderson NEW Release Full Disclosure- October 2, 2012.