Projects

Rich Mullins and the Human Condition

posted Dec 16, 2016, 3:57 PM by Lindsey Scholl   [ updated Dec 16, 2016, 3:59 PM ]



Have a look at the above article at Christ and Pop Culture, along with other pieces about Christian life in the trenches. As Rich has said, "My friends ain't the way I wish they were. They are just the way they are."

Bible Study on Suffering

posted Dec 1, 2016, 3:14 PM by Lindsey Scholl

One of my husband's and my mentors, Dave Moore, has written a Bible Study on suffering. Knowing Dave's experiences and his wisdom, I think it could be an insightful resource for any personal or group study on suffering (which, let's face it, we all need). The study is entitled, God, What on Earth are You Doing? an Honest Conversation. If you're going through a hard time, or would like to help someone who is, have a look at this video to see what you think: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt19t1YwIDU

Dave is a careful, biblically based advisor who has worked with groups from NFL teams to successful businessmen to small churches. If you'd like to order his study, contact him at his website, twocities.org

Thanks!

Christ Over the Classics

posted Nov 3, 2016, 11:33 AM by Lindsey Scholl

I'm happy to have an opportunity to guest blog at St. Thomas Episcopal School in Houston. Enjoy some thoughts on the role of classical education in Christ's kingdom in Christ over the Classics. Also, have a look around at their other posts, particularly "The Value of a Thank You."

Learning Humility in Education

posted Oct 14, 2016, 10:51 AM by Lindsey Scholl



Hi everyone,

I'm excited to say that "Learning Humility Through the Classics" has been picked up by Houstonprivateschools.org. If you haven't had a chance to read it, have a look and also at the other interesting posts on that site. I particularly enjoyed the "Value of a Thank You" post, which shows how Dante can (surprise!) lead to a discussion of the gospel.

Showing up at St. Thomas

posted Sep 12, 2016, 3:53 PM by Lindsey Scholl

Occasionally, St. Thomas Episcopal in Houston lets me write a blog post for them. Check out the latest entry, "The Joy of Godly Distraction," at their website: http://www.stes.org/joy-godly-distraction/. Classical education is so great. Virumque arma cano!

Short Story Reading

posted Jul 21, 2016, 1:57 PM by Lindsey Scholl

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I'm excited to read an original short story at the Stories & Songs event at Christ the King in Houston! If you're around July 31, stop by. If you want dessert and coffee when you do, register for free at https://christthekinghouston.ccbchurch.com/form_response.php?id=209. There will be some lovely poetry reading and music, as well.

Mithras

posted Jul 16, 2016, 3:33 PM by Lindsey Scholl   [ updated Jul 16, 2016, 3:34 PM ]


In my new book, Born of Stone (working title), a Christian Roman priest in the 400s gets involved with an outlawed cult, the cult of Mithras. When I was in Italy, we went to the port city of Ostia, which used to have several underground mithraea (places where Mithras worshipers met). Here is a picture of an underground mithraeum that survived, with a replica statue of Mithras in the center, slaying the bull. Not much is known about the religious practices of the Mithraicism, but slaying the bull brought life to the earth and apparently pleased the god Apollo. It was a very popular sect among soldiers, and no women were allowed.

Thrill is getting a tune-up

posted Jul 15, 2016, 1:50 PM by Lindsey Scholl

"Thrill, Son of Werva" is a short story about a goblin who wants a better life. He wants a little sunlight, and who are we to say he can't have it? 

Thrill has seen the light of day through my school blog, but I'd like to find a journal that publishes fun (not gritty) fantasy stories. If you have any journals that seem likely, let me know (lindseyannescholl@gmail.com).

Together, we can give Thrill a brighter future!

Writing historical fiction

posted Jul 14, 2016, 7:51 AM by Lindsey Scholl

Born of Stone (working title) is the first time I've tried my hand at writing historical fiction. It feels like getting another degree. I thought I knew about the Later Roman Empire, but most of my knowledge is almost useless for the actual writing. I may know about Augustine's City of God, but do I know who read it? Did they read it in excerpts? Were those excerpts available in the 430s AD in Rome, and which order would they have been made available? Here are other areas of knowledge that I was surprised I didn't know. In fact, for much of them, I had to get my initial grasp from a picture history book.

Food, Clothing, what buildings existed where, regional accents, how long it takes to travel from Rome to Ravenna, did Romans have an equivalent of 'sir,' what did they call Christian priests, how were Christian priests in Rome different from those in Britain, what was the career path for a priest, houses or apartments, what idioms were common in the 400s...and so on. 

I've had success in tracking down a few of these and have come to a conclusion: if you have a graduate degree in history or historical literature, and you want to really know your subject, write a novel about it. That will make your thesis defense seem like a cakewalk. But more fun.

This site!

posted Jul 13, 2016, 9:58 AM by Lindsey Scholl

I'm excited to be re-opening www.lindseyscholl.com. It has technically existed all along, but it has been awhile since I have kept up with it. The site is getting redirected, updated, and repurposed, so keep coming by to see what is new. 

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