Stormfields

Scripture and Martyrdom in the Early Church (Full Lecture)

C.S. Lewis: Christian or Pagan? (TIC)

This morning at The Imaginative Conservative, I ask the question: was C.S. Lewis truly a Christian, or was he just a pagan who accepted Christ as a part of pantheon? Northern Irishman C.S. Lewis holds such an important… Read More

Happy 20th Anniversary, Dedra!

As of tomorrow, my wife, originally known as Dedra Shawn McDonald, and I have been married exactly 19 years and 365 days.  Way back on June 27, 1998, we promised to love, honor, and obey each other in… Read More

Mark Hollis Brought Me Back to Christianity

It was Talk Talk’s final track, “Time it’s Time,” that fully brought me back to my long neglected Christian faith in 1988.  And, with lots of help from some guy I met in Morocco and with hours upon… Read More

The Garden Redeemed: A Quiet Saturday

Joseph of Arimathaea came and took the body away. He was joined by Nicodemus, who brought with him a mixture of myrrh and aloes. They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it, with the spices, in strips… Read More

Christopher Dawson on Ireland in the Middles Age, 1932

A rare article, Christopher Dawson’s examination of Ireland and the Middle Ages–or, really, Ireland and the lack of the Middle Ages. Source: “The Dark Ages and Ireland,” STUDIES (June 1932): 259-268. cd ireland and the dark ages 1932

Canonicity of the New Testament

Canonicity of the New Testament.  The English word “Gospel” was first coined in 950AD in Lindesfarne, by an Anglo-Saxon monk/priest.  It means “God’s spell” or “God’s story.”  It is a translation of the Greek word euangelion.   Dates… Read More

On Losing a Child: Ten Years Later

Dear Friends, I want to thank you so much for all of the wonderful and heart-warming comments about our Cecilia Rose (this past Tuesday) and what would’ve been her tenth birthday. For whatever reason, we felt more at… Read More

The Gray Eminence of Christopher Dawson

To put it simply (and perhaps a bit “simplistically”—but I prefer to think of it as putting it “with fervor”), Christopher Dawson was one of the greatest historians of the twentieth century, certainly one of its greatest men… Read More

The Second Great Awakening (Full Lecture)

Yesterday, my flu was still lingering, but it wasn’t incapacitating.  Still, if my lecture seems a bit off, blame in on the flu!!!  Or, the inadequacies of my brain. An examination of the rise of the democratic and… Read More

1959 Interview with Christopher Dawson

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Martyrdom and the Early Church (Full Lecture)