Author Archives: Rob Shelton

The Terror of Goodness, Pt 2

Previously, I wrote about the difficulty directors and writers often have in displaying true goodness.  One of things that accounts for this is the “terror of goodness.” I also mentioned that Lewis does a good job of capturing this by … Continue reading

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The Terror of Goodness

Recently in one of the classes I taught we talked about (among other things) how hard it is in literature and in movies to portray goodness.  This is not to say that there are no good characters, but getting across … Continue reading

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Virgin Born

“When His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 1:18).  Of the many theological implications of the virgin birth, my favorite (can one have … Continue reading

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I Can’t Believe in Math

Suppose someone went around saying, “I just can’t believe in math because there are so many wrong answers to equations out there.  I look around and see people writing ‘2+2=5’ or ‘2+2=3’ and I wonder, how can there be math … Continue reading

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How to Raise a Monster

Recently in one of or our assemblies I spoke on the constant temptation to worldliness.  As Saint John puts it, this worldliness is marked by “the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride … Continue reading

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Thanks for Doing the Minimum

“Thanks for doing the minimum.”  Rhetoric school students (that’s what we call our high school students at the school where I am headmaster) are familiar with this phrase because this is what I jokingly say when, for instance, a boy … Continue reading

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No Whining

I whine a lot…not necessarily to everyone, but when I reflect on what I tell those with whom I frequently converse, or on what I tell God in my prayers, it is true:  I whine a lot (despite the sign … Continue reading

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