Monthly Archives: November 2012

From Atheism to Paganism to God

In Surprised by Joy, Lewis recalls his early childhood experiences with Christianity. He remembers the candles and incense, hymns and vestments. None of it offered an invitation. Instead, “What really mattered,” he says, “was that I heard the doctrines of Christianity… taught by men who obviously believed them.”

June 22, 2017 3:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Regarding Church

Over the next few articles, I hope to draw out several observations that Lewis gives to us about church. There are several occasions where he mentions church life generally, but they aren’t frequent, so we should be able to maintain his observations more easily than if we were addressing his thoughts on …

May 31, 2017 10:29 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Why Do We Pray?

Miracles puts forward many questions about the life of faith. Among them is the subject of prayer.  Why do we pray? Do we pray because God is likely to change his will? Do we pray because if we don’t, we think that God won’t have the opportunity to change his will? …

May 14, 2017 4:08 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Centrality of Resurrection

Resurrection is a subject that is central to the Christian narrative. Lewis addresses the idea of resurrection in his stories (Aslan and Eustace come to mind, for example), in his theological works, and in his letters. Here, I want to point out several occasions where Lewis discusses resurrection with hopes …

April 16, 2017 4:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Paradox of Suffering

One of the readings this week in Lewis’s “Preparing for Easter” appropriately talks about suffering and its paradox. During Holy Week, we move from a celebratory entry into Jerusalem to the cruelty of thorns, whips, nails and crosses. The reading is from Miracles, where Lewis explains that suffering is not good, in and …

April 12, 2017 12:52 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Be Careful

In The Weight of Glory, Lewis says we will be transformed in eternity, whether in Heaven (or Hell). “It’s a serious thing,” Lewis says, “to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which, …

March 16, 2017 1:53 pm Published by

Good Infection

We are in the season of death and resurrection, living in the reality of someone paying the wages of our sin and celebrating in the victory of his bodily resurrection from the dead. The natural seasons also celebrate this new birth, as spring opens up and the earth is made …

March 14, 2017 8:05 pm Published by

Preparing for Easter

Preparing for Easter: 50 Devotional Readings from C.S. Lewis just released on February 14 in the lead up to Lent, which begins March 1. I’m grateful to be the editor of this collection. I recently sat down to interview with All About Jack, a podcast hosted and managed by William O’Flaherty. Below are a …

February 22, 2017 3:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Love, Love, Love, Love

Love is often overused and undervalued. We love everything from foods to cars, from movies to retailers, from people to God himself. We may not consciously distinguish one use of love from another, in part because our speech is becoming more and more informal and reduced every year, but it’s important to be intentional about the differences. As we know, Scripture tells us that love is the highest attribute.

February 18, 2017 5:04 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Discover the Complete C. S. Lewis Library

HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, is pleased to announce the addition of 18 C. S. Lewis classic works to their publishing program. On sale today, these paperbacks have been reissued with vibrant updated covers and deckled paper edges to add appeal to any Lewis fan’s bookshelf. Included are classics …

February 14, 2017 7:45 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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