Simmer Starters – July 15, 2016

Brace yourselves! Ā After missing it last week, I have a ton of Simmers to catch up on. šŸ˜€ Hospitality and the Holy Imagination (Zach Franzen) – Some fascinating, worthy thoughts here (it takes a bit for the article to really get going, so stay with it). “Artists should be good hosts. At the very least […]

Simmer Starters – June 11, 2016

Lots of fantasy links and a couple of cultural ones this week! šŸ™‚ Love and Comfort in Fantasy, or Why George R.R. Martin Isn’t the American TolkienĀ (John Adcox) – While I eschew Game of Thrones for the porn-fest it is, this article is beautiful and excellently illustrates why Tolkien, Lewis, Rowling, and other authors have […]

Simmer Starters – May 21, 2016

Our Respectable Sin – LazinessĀ (David Prince) – Hard-hitting words here! Ā “We have come to believe that the reason we work is so that we can rest. Work in this way of thinking is a necessary evil, and that is too often the story we tell ourselves. But thinking in this way turns Godā€™s work and […]

Simmer Starters – May 13, 2016

Since I missed my Simmers last week I had a lot of saved links to choose from! Ā There are some really good articles here. šŸ™‚ Don’t Let Your Girls Grow Up To Be MomsĀ (Gretchen E K Engel) – Don’t be turned off by the provocative title of the post. Ā There are really important things to […]

Simmer Starters – April 22, 2016

I Love TeenagersĀ (The Eventure Project) – YES! Ā Love this. Ā I grow oh-so-tired of the derogatory way people speak about teens, making fun of their immaturity when they’re just at the very beginning of their journey, or scorning their attempts to be adults when this is their time to grow into adulthood. Ā A good read! A […]