For regular readers, sorry there have been fewer uploads to the Archived Article section this week. Its been a pretty hectic week with lot of publicity activities for the launch of my new book Mystery of the Magi.

Here are three articles from the Archives which are worth reading:

Beauty and the Beastly – is in the Film and TV section and discusses the role of beauty and what is violent and ugly in film and fiction.

Doubts and Difficulties – is in the Apologetics section and distinguishes between a difficult we have with our faith–which is OK, and a doubt which is not.

The Tyranny of Tenderness – This article in Culture and Politics looks at the dominance of being nice recognizing that there is more to virtue than pleasant toleration.

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