Huck Finn and the Providential Benefit of a Good Novel

N O T I C E Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot will be shot. BY ORDER OF THE AUTHOR, Per G. G., Chief of Ordnance With this unilateral prohibition, Mark TwainContinue reading “Huck Finn and the Providential Benefit of a Good Novel”

Mark Twain and “Unconscious Plagiarism”

Over the past couple of months I have been reading Mark Twain’s Autobiography in parts.  The work lends itself to being picked up and put down in intervals, considering the work itself was written in that very manner–dictated in various countries, at different times, and in pieces.  Besides being thoroughly entertaining, the book also containsContinue reading “Mark Twain and “Unconscious Plagiarism””

“A Good Northern Cornbread Is Hard to Find”

I try my best to keep the posts on this blog focused on Biblical topics; however, I have been reading my favorite author Mark Twain’s autobiography, and the guy puts thoughts into words like no one I have ever read. ┬áLast night I read as he reminisced about boyhood and all of the Southern foodContinue reading ““A Good Northern Cornbread Is Hard to Find””

A Depressingly “Ecclesiastical” Perspective by Mark Twain

As I was drawn into the Autobiography of Mark Twain,┬áthe following paragraph nearly drove me to despair…then I remembered the Gospel… A myriad of men are born; they labor and sweat and struggle for bread; they squabble and scold and fight; they scramble for little mean advantages over each other; age creeps upon them; infirmitiesContinue reading “A Depressingly “Ecclesiastical” Perspective by Mark Twain”