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Lars Walker
Lars Walker is the author of several fantasy novels, the latest of which is Death’s Doors. He lives in Minneapolis and is librarian for the schools of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations. He blogs at www.brandywinebooks.net.
by | Mar 15, 2020

It was around 1973, and I was attending a small Midwestern college. This being the ’70s, the school was already busy debriding itself of its past Christian tradition and regenerating as a sort of flyover Dartmouth. I was in a…

by | Dec 15, 2019

If you make it to the end of Moby Dick (it’s been done), Herman Melville starts the epilogue with a quotation from the Book of Job: “And I only am escaped alone to tell thee.” Melville’s readers at the time…

by | Nov 16, 2019

I had the chance to meet a scholar recently, a woman from Norway. I went to hear her talk about a historical figure I’ve written about on this site before — Hans Nielsen Hauge (pronounced “HOW-geh”), the early 19th-century Norwegian…

by | Oct 19, 2019

I’m not a huge fan of the film The African Queen. I’ve actually only seen it twice. But I know it well enough to know that, much as I’d like to tell you I identify with Charlie Allnut, Humphrey Bogart’s character…

by | Aug 24, 2019

The news is full of the New York Times’ latest initiative in enlightening the masses: “The 1619 Project.” The plan is to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first black slaves in what would someday be the…

by | Mar 17, 2019

The philosopher Jacques Maritain called Marxism a Christian heresy (full disclosure: I haven’t read Maritain — I found it in a web search). That wasn’t an Olympian leap of logic — you cut the spiritual stuff out of Christ’s teachings…

by | Nov 29, 2018

  Honor requires that I attribute the title of this piece to a Time magazine review of John Fowles’s The French Lieutenant’s Woman, published back in 1969. A good pun sticks with me for life. Another memory that’s stuck with me…

by | Jun 4, 2018

If you’re reading this article, it’s due to the forbearance of Wlady Pleszczynski, who could easily have rejected it as plain shilling for a book of my own. But I’m the translator, not the author, of Viking Legacy, by Dr….

by | May 12, 2018

It’s always risky to say anything about a prominent social pariah involving less than a call for hanging, drawing, and quartering. Yet, without defending the man’s pretty obvious crimes, I’d like to take a chance and say that I can…

by | Jun 15, 2017

As a conservative living in the shadows in Minneapolis, I don’t generally look to the Walker (no relation) Art Center for hope and inspiration. But a recent story out of the Walker has given me a little hope. And boy,…

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