Creation’s Weak Point

  • Sep 29, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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What’s your story? Does it begin in a garden, move to desolation, find itself in redemption, and get caught in the great hope of Heaven? That’s the Christian story.

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Seeing with Other Eyes

  • Sep 17, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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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 …

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Smuggling Theology into Fiction

  • Aug 31, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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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 …

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Politics is so Usual

  • Aug 20, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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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 …

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Top 10 Comments on Heaven

  • Jul 31, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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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 …

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Top 10 Comments on Church

  • Jul 18, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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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 …

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The Practical Side: Patriotism

  • Jun 29, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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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 …

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The Hangover

  • Jun 20, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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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.

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Gadgets

  • May 28, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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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. …

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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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