Life Without Mark or Measure

By Thomas Plant They were alone in a grey formless world without mark or measure. Only far away north-west was a deeper darkness against the dying light: the Mountains of Mist and the forest at their feet. — T... Read More...

Art Versus the Machine: What Tolkien Might Say to Extinction Rebellion

Those who care deeply about the fate of the planet would do worse than to take Tolkien’s Elves as their model, building communities marked by artistry, craftsmanship, husbandry, wisdom, and delight. This will involve equal parts remembering, stability, humility, and self-denial.

Tolkien study

I know a lot of Christians really prioritize Bible study. I love reading the Bible, too. But every January I do Tolkien study. Or, to be more exact, Silmarillion study. It wasn’t until I was a graduate student that I finally started reading Tolkien. His wor... Read More...