Papa Z's Views and Comments

Location: Wisconsin, United States

I am a convert to the Catholic Church after serving in ordained ministry for more than nine years in another denomination. I hold a bachelor's degree in history, a master's degree in historical theology, and another in systematic theology, and am currently working (very slowly) on my doctorate. I work in Christian Education and Formation and teach at the University level. I am blessed with a wonderful wife and eight great kids! When I'm not studying, reading, or blogging, I enjoy eating and drinking! Like Bilbo Baggins, I have been specializing in food for many years, and my table has a high reputation!

Monday, April 12, 2010


One of my favorite novels is That Hideous Strength by CS Lewis. I've even used it as a textbook in a couple of college-level theology classes.

I suspect that many of the (eight) readers of this blog are also familiar with the book.

I want to pose a question to those (eight) readers -- and this next statement is a spoiler for anyone who has not read the book.

Who succeeded Dr. Elwin Ransom Fisher-King as the Pendragon? We're told toward the very end of the book that he was the latest in a long line spanning many, many centuries -- and that his successor would be revealed. Yet Lewis closes the novel without a successor being named.

If you've read the novel, I'd really like your opinion on this! Who was the successor -- and why did you choose this character?


Papa Z

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Sunday, April 04, 2010


V. Alleluia, Christ is Risen!

R. The LORD is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!!!

What more needs to be said?

Have a blessed Feast!

Papa Z.