It’s Not About the Status Quo

  • Jul 30, 2017
  • Zach Kincaid
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If we think God came down from Heaven to restore the status quo, we are mistaken. The whole miracle of the incarnation and subsequent death and bodily resurrection of Jesus doesn’t simply reboot the story to before Adam and Eve scared it in their sin.

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The World’s Last Night ebook- $1.99 through 7/31

  • Jul 26, 2017
  • The C. S. Lewis Team
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In seven satirical yet poignant essays, C. S. Lewis tackles the temptations of evil. Challenging readers to decide how they would live on the world’s last night, he writes, “We are not the playwright, we are not the producer, we are not even the audience. We are on the stage. …

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God is Pleased but Hard to Satisfy

  • Jul 16, 2017
  • Zach Kincaid
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There are moments in Scripture where the closer an individual is to God, the closer he or she is to the dangerous divide between creature and creator. Jesus’ command to be perfect, as Lewis points out, is a reflection of that danger. “I think [Jesus] meant,” he says, “‘The only help …

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This World is Not My Home

  • Jun 28, 2017
  • Zach Kincaid
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In relation to our want of heaven and abandoning the earthly rewards that we once ran after, Lewis writes that it probably will not happen in a day. Rather, he says, “poetry replaces grammar, gospel replaces law, longing transforms obedience, as gradually as the tide lifts a grounded ship.”

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From Atheism to Paganism to God

  • Jun 22, 2017
  • Zach Kincaid
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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.”

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Regarding Church

  • May 31, 2017
  • Zach Kincaid
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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 …

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Why Do We Pray?

  • May 14, 2017
  • Zach Kincaid
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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? …

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The Centrality of Resurrection

  • Apr 16, 2017
  • Zach Kincaid
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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 …

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Paradox of Suffering

  • Apr 12, 2017
  • Zach Kincaid
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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 …

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Be Careful

  • Mar 16, 2017
  • Zach Kincaid
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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, …

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