Monthly Archives: August 2018

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

Politics is so Usual

The state of politics, in the United States, England and Europe, especially, can absorb so much of our attention, derision, imposition, edification, and so on. It’s exhausting no matter if you agree, disagree, offend or defend the people or the policies. In a 1948 letter to a friend Lewis suggests …

August 20, 2019 10:21 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Top 10 Comments on Heaven

Continuing our “top 10 title” from the last post, Lewis says a lot about heaven, in fact, The Great Divorce is a story that takes us up through a crack in heaven’s floor to help expand our perception of God the almighty. As you might imagine, Lewis makes other mentions and …

July 31, 2019 6:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Top 10 Comments on Church

Lewis has a few things to say about church and style and worship. Some of these instances are a bit hidden away in a number of his books and correspondences he had with people. In an effort to bring them to light, here is a rundown, a top 10, if …

July 18, 2019 3:37 am 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 …

June 29, 2019 3:12 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Hangover

Lewis shares some good advice about reading the Bible and modern commentaries about the Bible in the epilogue of Miracles. He suggests first and foremost that if you want to know what the Bible says, read the Bible, not alongside the critics and sages, but without them altogether.

June 20, 2019 5:10 am Published by Leave your thoughts


Gadgets. They are here to stay. Human history is threaded with invention and innovation, helping us with our many inefficiencies. It’s easy to believe in Friedrich Nietzsche’s Superman which was popularized further by playwright George Bernard Shaw, novelist H.G. Wells and other in the early part of the 20th century. …

May 28, 2019 6:23 am Published by

Four Types of Love

Today, love is overused and undervalued at the same time. We love everything from various 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, but …

May 15, 2019 2:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts


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