Four Types of Love

  • May 15, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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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 …

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The Centrality of the Christian Story

  • Apr 30, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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It may seem an obvious statement to say that Christianity hinges on the death and resurrection of Jesus, but nowadays with half-baked ideas and the jumbling of words and their meanings, we might get a Jesus who never actually died physically nor one who truly entered or conquered any grave. …

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Palm Waving

  • Apr 10, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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“There is a paradox about tribulation in Christianity,” Lewis says in The Problem of Pain. It’s certainly evident in what we hear Jesus speaking about in his mountainside sermons of Matthew 5, something that Lewis points out. We are blessed by being poor and being persecuted. “But if suffering is good, ought …

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Let’s Become Winged Creatures

  • Mar 22, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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The theme of God coming down to return again is a recurring one in Lewis’s work, in part because it’s an ever-present reality in Scripture, revealed in its fullest measure by Jesus. The God who descends is a God who invites. His work of revelation demonstrates his want for us …

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Wrong Side of the Door

  • Mar 07, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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Lewis has this great moment in “The Weight of Glory” when this sense of longing for eternity really finds its way through the dark paths of my heart. He asks whether we are on the wrong side of God’s door because we can see the beauty and freshness of creation but …

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There is No Safe Investment

  • Feb 22, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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When we follow Jesus we abandon our societal sense of safety and self-protection. As we run toward him our affections change and we become “imitators” of God, as our reading today from Ephesians states. Right? 

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Lewis on Love

  • Feb 13, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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Before there was Lewis’ radio talk on four different kinds of love, produced by the BBC in 1958 (the only audio that we have still remaining of Lewis himself), and the subsequent publishing of The Four Loves in 1960, we have a reference in his letters about his thoughts on love, based …

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Lewis on the Bible: The Fall

  • Jan 31, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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The Fall is the beginning of God’s story with humanity. It’s the moment in which we thought we might unravel God into our own likeness. Instead, it robbed us of our original majesty, as Lewis says in A Preface to Paradise Lost. And if we turn to Ransom’s journey of discovery in …

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Lewis on the Bible

  • Jan 16, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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Lewis commented on the Bible throughout his life as a Christian. You’d expect such, given his engagement with theology and literature, let alone observation of human experience and culture. He certainly did so in a sweeping way (and often creative way), whether it be the various loves, the megaphone of …

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Christmas Reflection on God Descending

  • Dec 26, 2018
  • Zach Kincaid
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Christmas for the Christian starts with Christmas day and lasts until Epiphany, also called the Manifestation of God to the Gentiles. It’s when the pagan wise men from the East make it to Nazareth with gifts of adoration for Jesus, who is likely about two years old when they arrive. …

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