Monthly Archives: September 2018

The Complement of Too Much Love 

What comes to mind when you think of God’s love? Perhaps we turn to Paul’s passage on selfless love, that it is kind and not irritable, that it never envies nor rude or arrogant… that it doesn’t ever end (I Corinthians 13). Maybe we use flowery language and compare it …

January 13, 2020 10:10 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Jesus: Begotten Not Created

In the first chapter of Mere Christianity, Lewis gets right to the crux of Christianity. “One of the creeds says that Christ is the Son of God ‘begotten, not created’; and it adds ‘begotten by his Father before all worlds’.” And, even though this sounds like a Christmas message, Lewis correctly …

December 25, 2019 5:16 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Why Should We Sing Praises To God?

Have you ever had the same stumbling block as Lewis? He says that when he first came to faith, he felt that all this talk about praising God seemed like only going through the motions if God was all-powerful. If he really is all-powerful, then why the demand? Lewis calls …

December 10, 2019 6:17 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Dipping into Myth

Lucy takes us through the wardrobe, we learn later, to experience a story that helps her believe again in what has become pedestrian in her world. The tale begins in a spare room and absorbs her entire world by the end of it.

November 30, 2019 7:52 pm Published by

Lewis Living On

I recently spoke with David Payne of Bird and Baby Productions. Already with such a name, you know David is a study of C.S. Lewis. As you might know, “Bird and Baby” is the affectionate name Lewis and Tolkien gave to the Eagle and Child Oxford pub where they met …

November 12, 2019 6:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A Screwtape Kind of Day

All Hallow’s Eve is celebrated historically by Christians in companionship with All Saints’ Day. It is in Hebrews 11 and 12 where we read a litany of Jewish leaders who looked forward in faith to what God was working out. Then in 12:1-2, we see the great cloud of witnesses …

October 31, 2019 3:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Romanticism is “Spilled Religion”

Just this month, A Reading Life, a new collection of Lewis’s writings was released. The subtitle is “The Joy of Seeing New Worlds Through Others’ Eyes.” The journey takes you through Lewis’s “fun, whimsical, and wise” words about authors like Shakespeare, Dante, and Tolstoy, as well as his good advice about …

October 20, 2019 3:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Seeing with Other Eyes

In An Experiment in Criticism, Lewis gives a nice summary in his epilogue. The book is a collection of essays on how to read and how good reading can shape us, rearrange us, inform us, and, if we allow it, transform us. He says, “Literary experience heals the wound, without …

September 17, 2019 7:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Smuggling Theology into Fiction

I like what Lewis wrote to Sister Penelope on August 9, 1939. She wrote to him about Out of the Silent Planet, the first of three space novels that came out in 1938. The other two were published in 1943 and 1945, respectively. Lewis says that a student that really believed …

August 31, 2019 4:07 pm Published by

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