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The Madman’s Search for Beauty

How do we reason our way to that which is beautiful? Reason is a powerful tool when put in the right hands, but it can be twisted and abused to answer questions that it was never meant to answer. It can be the metaphorical hammer trying to drive in a screw; it is simply the... Continue Reading →

The Truth About Poiema

In the age of the internet and social media, writers can be like bad cliches—a dime-a-dozen—and redundant too. Online writing courses are nearly as ubiquitous. So why pour another glass of water into a swollen ocean? Hi. My name is Scott Postma, and I am the founder of Poiema, an institute for faith, culture, and... Continue Reading →

What is Meaningful Art?

The philosopher and theologian, Francis Schaeffer, once said, Unlike modern man, the men of the day did not live in a splintered world. Art was an intimate part of life. What is represented had more than an aesthetic value divorced from considerations of truth and religious significance. Schaeffer reminds us that art reflects a particular... Continue Reading →

William Zinsser On Good Writing

  Good writing has an aliveness that keeps the reader reading from one paragraph to the next, and it's not a question of gimmicks to "personalize" the author. It's a question of using the English language in a way that will achieve the greatest clarity and strength. Can such principles be taught? Maybe not. But... Continue Reading →

C.S. Lewis on the Reading of Old Books

  It has always therefore been one of my main endeavors as a teacher to persuade the young that first-hand knowledge is not only more worth acquiring than second-hand knowledge, but is usually much easier and more delightful to acquire...Naturally, since I myself am a writer, I do not wish the ordinary reader to read... Continue Reading →

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