The sound of Siberian solitude
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The sound of Siberian solitude

Othling was inspired to write these songs after he read the book Lost in the Taiga, which documents the true story of the Lykovs, a family who, fearing that their lives were threatened on account of their beliefs, fled into the wilderness of southern Siberia.

Less than meets the eye
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Less than meets the eye

Does the success of Michael Bay’s style of big-budget, explosion-y, thrill ride movie mean that Transformers: Age of Extinction is an especially good film? Not really. Was it fun to watch? Of course it was; that’s the entire point!

Mystery and myth in the margins
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Mystery and myth in the margins

What’s the biggest effect the internet has had on writing? It’s a question that gets asked a lot in literary circles. Answers have included an exponential increase in narcissism, the erosion of grammatical standards, and the overall decline of Western civilization. For my money, the most transformative effect has been much more specific, and seemingly banal. In a word: paragraphs.

How then shall we live?
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How then shall we live?

What do we expect from family members? As brothers and sisters together, working out our faith in fear and trembling? We’re justified, we’re adopted . . . and so how then shall we live with one another in the bonds of love that God the Father has lavished on us?