G.K. Chesterton

G.K. Chesterton Is Known as “The Apostle of Common Sense” For a Reason

The month of June marks the anniversary of the death of “the Apostle of Common Sense”, Gilbert Keith Chesterton, most notably known as G.K. Chesterton. In a time when an hyper-sensitive culture needs more common sense than ever before, we should be reading thisprolific and prophetic writer to remind ourselves that the culture didn’t just change overnight, but …

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3 Chesterton Catch-22’s that Actually Make Life Clearer

Arguably, no other writer from the 20th century provided as much salience and portentous guidance on the meaning of life as G.K. Chesterton. Although not an academic in the same vein as C.S. Lewis or J.R.R. Tolkien, the English journalist, novelist, and essayist became famous for his ability to write voluminously while maintaining wit throughout …

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Like Chesterton’s wit and the joy of Francis of Assisi? You MUST read this book: Mr. Blue

How do you combine the wit and charm of Chesterton, the absurd joy of St. Francis of Assisi, and the can-do American charisma of Jay Gatsby?  Meet Mr. Blue.  I read Mr. Blue for the first time a few years ago after reading an article that admonished something to the effect of, “you can’t claim …

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These Two Poems From G.K. Chesterton Will Help You Have a Great Holy Week

G.K. Chesterton was many things: an essayist, artist, a social commentator, husband, master of paradoxes, convert…donkey.  What? That’s right, a donkey.  A six-foot two-inch, two-hundred-fifty pound donkey. If Chesterton is known for anything, it’s paradoxes. Paradox, is at the heart of his worldview, his writing, and his life. He was a walking paradox. A paradox is …

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12 Things Chesterton Was Totally Right About

Only twelve? Yes.  For now.  To paraphrase Chesterton, “Epic Pew posts, like morality, consist in drawing the line somewhere…” Here’s the short list. 1. “Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God.” – Christendom in Dublin, 1933 Some things have become so obvious they need no additional commentary. 2. “He is a very shallow …

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