Monthly Archives: April 2017

Advent Reflections on Hope

Although a younger tradition than the Lent, the leadup to Eastertide, Advent is a time of waiting, of anticipation afresh the Incarnation. At its start (this year, December 2), is a feast day to begin the new Christian year. Many non-denominational churches pass right into the talk of Christmas, ignoring …

December 7, 2018 2:53 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Surprised By Misquotes

William O’Flaherty, with a Lewis search engine and years of knowledge at the ready, sleuths out the startling number of quotations from C.S. Lewis that he never said or wrote. He’s been doing this sort of investigation work for at least the last decade that I’ve known him. It’s an …

November 30, 2018 7:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Lion in the Wasteland

It’s a privilege to feature an interview with Dr. Janice Brown. She was a professor of English from Grove City College for 21 years before retiring in 2017. You may also know her as a specialist in Dorothy Sayers who also lectures on other writers in the “Inklings milieu,” so …

November 12, 2018 5:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A Time for Devils and Goblins

Late October is a time for devils and goblins, horror movies, tricks, and treats. If you’re a Lewis reader, you may spend time in The Screwtape Letters as a way to usher in All Hallow’s Eve, as well as the more important, All Souls’ Day. I picked up the masterfully annotated …

October 30, 2018 4:01 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Practical Side: Humor

Disguised in a conversation between devils, apropos to the season at hand, is Lewis’s advice on humor. If we take Screwtape’s advice as the antithesis of what we ought to do, which is certainly Lewis’s point, we’ll discover several truths about a light-footed way to approach (and not approach) the …

October 15, 2018 4:33 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Practical Side: Patriotism

It would be plausible that any writer who fought in World War I and lived through World War II would have something to say about nation-building. Should a Christian find some personal identity in one’s country? I found two occasions where Lewis talks about this practical issue. One occasion is a letter …

September 29, 2018 3:12 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Practical Side: Occupation vs. Vocation

You may think C.S. Lewis’s writings only offer an intellectual approach to faith, one that certainly employs a creative vision, but is often stuck too far in the clouds. I would argue that such an approach, bathed in imagination, actually becomes the legs that everyday, practical faith actually walk on and …

September 14, 2018 11:13 am Published by Leave your thoughts

What Do You Know?

C. S. Lewis would be among the first to run clear away from a Christian message that promises God’s comfort without the reality of sacrifice. Through history, from the beginning of the Christian Church through today’s plethora of options, some preachers have chosen to emphasize the more acceptable, tolerable, comfortable …

August 30, 2018 5:44 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Lewis and Politics

By Tim Scheiderer – In 1951, Winston Churchill and the Conservative Party regained control of the prime-ministership and Parliament. A few weeks after the election, the Prime Minister’s office wrote C.S. Lewis indicating the Prime Minister would like to bestow upon Lewis the honorary title, “Commander of the British Empire.” …

August 23, 2018 6:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Summer Reading

Do you have your summer reading list put together? We certainly encourage you to read Lewis in whatever format you choose. But you might also want to read a book that was in Lewis’s library–a book that influenced him. 

July 29, 2018 11:52 am Published by


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