Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain

It’s fair to say that I read a good number of books children’s books. Having kids of my own, I like to pilfer their shelves from time to time. In our house, we like to stock “the classics” as a sort of quality guarantee. Since children’s books became a genre there have been writers who have tried to cash in on the children’s market as a way to make a quick buck with little effort. Reading “the classics” means that you get the best books from every era without having to wade through the formulaic twaddle, most of which has mercifully been forgotten over the years.
It’s a different story with modern children’s books. Picking up a new children’s book means taking a chance on wasting your time, and the modern children’s book publishing machine loves tried and true formulas. After the success of Harry Potter we got books about schools for magical/mythological/specially talented kids who are sorted into groups based on their personalities. After The Hunger Games took off, we’ve have had m…

Apostolic Succession

Dr. Leithart has made a couple of brief but nice posts on a subject that deserves more attention from Protestant theologians who are interested in more catholicity. Too often for members of churches who place their priestly genealogies in high importance, apostolic succession becomes a refuge to hide behind when faced with tough theological questions. "Oh yeah? Well you're not a real church anyway, and we are. See our pedigree?"

Here are the original posts:

Bible and Episcopacy

Irenaeus and Apostolic Succession