“Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.”—Samuel Johnson, Rasselas

For those not familiar with Imlac, he is the elderly sage who acts as a guide to the Abyssinian prince and his companions in Johnson’s famous moral fable Rasselas. Some years ago I took “Imlac” as my nom de plume, as he seems an apt patron of my meditations on philosophy and literature. For more on the subject, see my essay “The Christian Philosophy of Samuel Johnson.”

Starting in 2006, I used this journal as a writer’s notebook. Some published essays include “Thinking as a Christian with Josef Pieper” (Homiletic & Pastoral Review) and “On Gratitude and Growing up” (New Oxford Review). My freelance writing is currently on hiatus, but I continue to blog regularly. Thank you for visiting.