Idolatry of the Heart: Till We Have Faces (pt 2)

  The novel, “Till We Have Faces” by C.S. Lewis, has been an instrument of truth that God has used in my life over the last year. This powerful narrative story has taught my heart so much about possessive love, jealousy, and where our true identity is found. My hope through this post is that God…

Idolatry of the Heart: Till We Have Faces (pt. 1)

I am going to submit a synopsis of the book, “Till We Have Faces” by C.S. Lewis to give you a feel for the storyline if you have not read it prior. I would highly recommend you read this novel, however, if you want a more profound grasp at what I am going to talk…

Baptism by Fire

Annie Dillard wrote the seventy-six page book Holy the Firm while she was living in Puget Sound, Washington. It reflects her observations of the beautiful, mountainous, ocean-filled scenery, as well as her questions about theology, doubt, beauty, innocence, friendship, and love–specifically God’s love. The spiritual and emotional journey that Dillard takes through this book is shockingly articulate, full of…

Idolatry of the Heart: Jane Eyre

This post begins the series, “Idolatry of the Heart,” which I will be writing to address the nature of dependent love in a variety of forms through literature. This subject is something I am passionate about exploring because I believe we all fill our hearts with things (and people) who are not our first love: God. I…

Idolatry of the Heart: Introduction

I’m beginning a series titled, “Idolatry of the Heart” based on the readings of classic fiction and my own personal insight. I hope to someday take this series and turn it into a book about the pitfalls of idolatrous love, specifically that of a co-dependent nature. If you have not read the novels which I…

Revelation

Turpitude: vile, shameful, or base character; depravity.        In the Flannery O’Connor short story Revelation, Mrs. Turpin is the embodiment of the stereotypical southern church lady. Her belief in her own perfect, seemingly innocent impression of herself and lack of knowledge of how the “other half” lives is ultimately what causes her spiritual demise by the…