Books

The Sons of Hull: Book One of The Advocate Trilogy

Amarian is a loving son, a protective older brother, and an attentive student. One rainy day, he arrives home to find a stranger at the hearth, a man who tells him that the prophesied time of the Advocates has arrived, and that he and his brother have been chosen to complete it. Amarian is given a choice: will he choose to side with power-hungry Obsidian or the merciful Prysm? Whichever he takes, his young brother will be forced to serve the other.

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Obsidian: Book Two of The Advocate Trilogy

Amarian and Vancien have to navigate a world where prophecy no longer guides them. Now that Vancien has been resurrected, he and Amarian face an overwhelming threat. For ages, the Chasm has kept the tortured souls who have died serving the foul god of Obsidian. These souls have been lying in wait to destroy anything associated with Kynell, the merciful god of the Prysm. Now their time of waiting is over. 

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The Last Advocate: Book Three of The Advocate Trilogy

This is the third and final book of the series. It takes place under of the shadow of the dragons' wings. The beasts have escaped from Bar-Norak, and their release appears to be the last stage in a battle between good and evil. Yet something happens that changes the battle-lines, restores the Sentries to their primal selves, and sends Vancien, Amarian, and others deep into the camps of their enemies.

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Articles, Guest Posts

". . .reading her would benefit many Christians today, particularly those inclined to use their faith as a cover for sloppy thinking."


"Dorothy Sayers: detectives, creed, Dante."


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The Association of Classical Christian Schools

"To a child who wants only ranch dressing and hot dogs, Pickwick’s meal will lose some of its charm."


"Medieval Fan Fiction" 

at Trinity Classical School

"Dante realizes this isn't just any ghost, but Virgil."


"The practice of birding is as classical as Aristotle and as Christian as Francis of Assisi."


"We are surrounded by narratives of weakness, both today and throughout our history." 


"It seems that classical educators have to work too hard to justify their existence in America."


"There’s no harm in it. The only harm comes in taking it seriously."


"The Joy of Godly Distraction" at St. Thomas Episcopal


 

Writing Projects

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Everybody is, I suppose, either Classic or Gothic by nature. Either you feel in your bones that buildings should be rectangular boxes with lids to them, or you are moved to the marrow by walls that climb and branch, and break into an inflorescence of pinnacles.
— Sayers, Poetry of Search and Statement

Every day, in every way, I'm trying to learn more about Dorothy L. Sayers. She had her fingers in every decent literary pot of her age. She is responsible for the Guinness Toucan. She became an expert on Dante. She rode a motorcycle. She knew Latin. She knew Rome, but loved the Middle Ages. I think she even liked rain. What more needs to be said?

I just submitted a stout article on her that should see the light of day in the next few months. Once you read it, you'll be wondering where Dr. Sayers has been all your life. 


Temple of Saturn, Roman Forum

In Born of Stone (working title) Cassius, a Christian priest, has abandoned his first love and replaced it with another: urbs Roma, the city of Rome. This illicit affair will not only lead him into the heart of Roman politics, it will draw him under ground, where men dine with gods and slain bulls bring forth life. 

 

 

Just being in Rome had its own authority, seeing the great monuments every day, appreciating the culture that reached even to his windswept coast of northern Cambria. Pagan though it was, Rome had changed the world. It hadn’t needed Christianity for that.
— Ch.3, Born of Stone