A With Both Hands Mini-review Silver John, or John the Balladeer, is Manly Wade Wellman's Southern folk hero. John tramps the ridges and hollows of Appalachia, bringing song and the Gospel wherever he goes. John is a poor and humble man. He places his trust in the Lord,
Aaron Irber asked me to write a blog post about the Satanic Panic and Dungeons and Dragons. This is an interesting topic, and one that only got moreso as I delved into it. Even now, almost forty years later, I think there is residual reluctance amongst creedal Christians to accept
Poul Anderson’s Three Hearts and Three Lions is on sale on Amazon for $1.99 USD. This is a seminal work of American fantasy, and I can’t recommend it enough.
Happy New Year to all the readers of With Both Hands! I thought I’d start off this year with a classic work, Black Amazon of Mars. You can get a free Kindle version, but there is also an illustrated edition put out by Cirsova. [Amazon links] Even though this
I find it entirely appropriate to put up my review of Bram Stoker’s justly famous Dracula on the Feast of All Saints, November 1st. Like all of the best horror, Dracula is about how the unconquerable power of God works itself out in our broken and sinful world through
In the post included in this last week’s Linkfest about the individualism [look at me!] of modern D&D, there was a link to another post on alignment in D&D. at the Methods & Madness blog. The perception of and playstyle in practice has changed a
After this morning’s post on Clerics in Fantastic Literature, I said that I wanted to follow up on the implied Church in Dungeons and Dragons. This will of course be interpretive and subjective, but I think there is something really interesting here. In particular, I think once you examine