Friday, October 31, 2008

Conference Issue of Gilbert Magazine

A few days ago, I received my copy of Gilbert Magazine, and I am still enjoying it.

I loved reading all about the conference, as I couldn't be there this year. I didn't even know (this is how outsider of an insider I am) that Gilbert had an intern this summer, but we did! Thanks Ann Colwell for the great write up of the conference, and the interesting interview with William Oddie. Keep up the good work.

I guess I am one of Chris Chan's two faithful readers, because I was ROTFL (rolling on the floor laughing) over his latest ploy to change the world: the new organization called P.A.T.H.O.S.

The two Gilbert Scholarship winners were included in this issue, and two fine essays by Maria McDonald and Andrew Horne. Congratulations winners! We hope to hear more from you.

The new/old essay of Chesterton's titled "The Ethics of Elfland" was intriguing to read. It wasn't the chapter from Orthodoxy, but written years before that. I find it fascinating to sort of trace Gilbert's thoughts on this subject, and to find this clear thinking over and over again is so refreshing.

Kyro Lantsberger, David Fagerberg, David Beresford, and Robert Moore-Jumonville's columns were fun (especially that one about driving hundreds of miles to get a good dish of bbq ribs).

After the current insanity of the election, it was a breath of fresh air to be able to hang out and read Gilbert, and temporarily forget that we are in the midst of the most important election ever. ;-)


  1. Our copy arrived, and I'm anxious to get my hands on it. I had dreams of going to the Conference this year with my older brother, but one thing after another meant that we couldn't even get past the hopeful pre-planning stage. Someday I mean to attend, but in the meantime I'm always grateful for the coverage we get from the Gilbert Magazine. I always spend a few hours afterwards imagining I was with the merry group. :)

  2. I got mine Yesterday, and it could not have come at a better time. Thankfully there will be a nice distraction for the next 4 days!Kudos to the Gilbert Staff on making life enjoyable during an election season!

  3. I am very glad you ladied enjoyed it. Thanks!

    -your editor


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