Poetry Challenge 13: Elements of Eloquence

We skipped 13, the first time around. Before going on to 20, at which point I promised publication, I want to make sure there actually are 20! And thankfully, I’ve finally found a resource that will make The Rhetorical Figure Poetry Challenge fairly painless. The book is Elements of Eloquence, by Mark Forsyth. I request…

The Lord of The Rings and The Book of Job

One reason I like Tolkien’s mythology so much is its approach to the relationship between freedom and evil. Generally, when a Christian thinker is asked why evil occurs and is allowed to influence the world, the answer comes down to “freedom.” Tolkien, on the other hand, strongly associates compulsion and slavery with evil, and freedom…