Review: Evening Bells at Bethany

Madson’s sermons are not literary works or academic treatises. They are pastoral. But he shows great facility with the English language. He makes use of literary allusions. Neither flowery nor drab, he preaches in a lively, engaging style.

Review of The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self, Carl R. Trueman

Why are we at the point that transgenderism, LBGTQ+, and this sexual revolution are so infallibly prominent and protected by federal law such as the Respect For Marriage Act? In The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self, Carl Trueman correctly shows that this didn’t just happen by chance.

Review: My Ántonia

American author Willa Cather would like us to read her 1918 novel My Ántonia with classical eyes. In a revelatory passage, the narrator meditates upon a line from the Georgics, the Roman Virgil’s poem about agriculture and rural living.


In Beowulf, we see into a moment in the process of converting pagan poetic culture into Christian culture, a process incomplete in the text of the poem, and perhaps forever incomplete in the real world.

Review: Moby Dick

The image of the self-reliant, single-minded, goal-oriented American defiantly destroyed in the quest to slay a mythical beast far from home on the great frontier of the open ocean has become a cultural icon—as inspiration and warning.

What Is Education?

The student of Latin and Greek classics had opportunity to reflect on the entire breadth of things that had engaged man, from theology to farming to poetry to medicine, in a continuous written record over thousands of years.

Review: A Tale of Two Cities

What force on earth can be found that answers for the sins of the past, recalls the dead to life, and promises a better future?