The Dispatch

The End of the World Again

July 2, 2019 Dale Ahlquist 6

We used to keep death close, even stare it in the face: the skull on the desk beside the book, the graveyard right next to the church, crypts under the floors where we knelt. We […]

Essay

Christmas and Resurrection

December 25, 2018 Dale Ahlquist 15

We don’t often associate Christmas with resurrection. But we should. So let’s start by talking about Santa Claus. Christmas is openly under attack in contemporary society where the word has essentially been banned in favor […]

Features

The Anatomy of Doubt

November 25, 2018 Dale Ahlquist 6

“There is the prevalence of a sort of casual and even conversational skepticism, making even the idle thoughts of an idle fellow busy in the interests of doubt and despair. I mean that a man, […]

Books

Larry Norman: Left Behind

June 5, 2018 Dale Ahlquist 20

My late brother-in-law was largely responsible for creating “Contemporary Christian Music”. He loved Jesus and he introduced me to Chesterton, but the thing he didn’t understand […]