Adam was in a dilemma. We know the story. There’s a dragon, his bride has disobeyed and is under a death-curse, and Adam is presented with a choice. But it’s an impossible choice. Obey God and refuse the fruit, or disobey and partake. We know that in principle, Adam ought to have obeyed God. But what would … Continue reading What Ought Adam to Have Done?
You may have heard recently that the United States of America has elected a new President. This election has caused diverse reactions from multiple groups of people. For many people, it has been the source of much consternation and distress, and for others, well, the phrase exuberant glee comes to mind. I assume that most … Continue reading What Are We Supposed To Do, Exactly?
by Joshua Hall In this excellent short story, Tolkien gives us an idea of how he views the work we do here on earth, and how it relates to our lives in eternity. It’s a potent story with the capacity to change our lives. When one comes to understand that taking a trip to town … Continue reading J. R. R. Tolkien’s “Leaf by Niggle” (a Precis)