Theology Thursday: Severus Snape and the Ordo Amoris (Part II)

“I can’t pretend anymore. You’ve chosen your way, I’ve chosen mine.”

-Lily Evans to Severus Snape, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

*WARNING:* Lots of Harry Potter spoilers, for all seven books.

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Theology Thursday: Severus Snape and the Ordo Amoris (Part I)

“No natural feelings are high or low, holy or unholy, in themselves. They are all holy when God’s hand is on the rein. They all go bad when they set up on their own and make themselves into false gods.”

-C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce

*WARNING:* Lots of Harry Potter spoilers, for all seven books.

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Dear Sir: Your Fake Gentleman Culture is Garbage

An open letter to the creator of this infograph. I’d recommend at least skimming it before reading this article.

Dear Sir,

I am female, but I love the blog The Art of Manliness. I know I’m not exactly their target audience–the blog is the pillar of modern “gentleman culture” and features articles on the care of beards, etiquette, and ways to fold pocket squares. But it’s also full of solid advice and useful tips that everyone can benefit from.

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7 Books I’m Reading for This Year’s Literature Class + An Announcement

I love reading, but I am terrible about getting off my bum and reading important, weighty books. You know, hard books. Books that are over a thousand years old. Or books that wrestle with tough questions. Or books that delve into the darkness of the human soul.

If left to my own devices, I’d just read Shakespeare comedies and C.S. Lewis (whose writings, although complex, are quite readable) all the time. That’s why I appreciate literature classes: they push me into books that I’d never read otherwise.

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