The Art of the Thank You Note

  • Nov 11, 2016
  • David C. Downing
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On the subject of thanksgiving, C. S. Lewis believed we should be grateful for all the fortunes that come our way, both good and bad. It is easy, of course, to be grateful for the good things in our lives. But Lewis felt that we should be equally thankful for …

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The Devil and Mr. Lewis

  • Oct 28, 2016
  • Bruce L. Edwards
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The September 8, 1947 cover of Time Magazine improbably depicts the demure C. S. Lewis accompanied by a fiercely impish devil poised on his left shoulder, a caricature of his infamous fictional protagonist, Screwtape, AKA, Senior Tempter of Hell.

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Attaching Ourselves to Heaven

  • Oct 13, 2016
  • Zach Kincaid
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We all wrestle with death. Its presence is around us constantly. It’s in us too. But three great revelations of God in the Old Testament tell us: (1) he is one; (2) he made us in his image, (3) and he seeks after us because he loves us. All three …

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Dipping into Myth

  • Sep 19, 2016
  • Zach Kincaid
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Lucy takes us through the wardrobe, we learn later, to experience a story that helps her believe again in what has become pedestrian in her world. The tale begins in a spare room and absorbs her entire world by the end of it.

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The Apologist’s Evening Prayer

  • Aug 15, 2016
  • Zach Kincaid
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C.S. Lewis knew poetry and wrote it well. Did you know that C.S. Lewis only just missed being a professor of poetry at Oxford in 1951? Cecil Day Lewis (or C. Day Lewis, the name he wrote under), father of the actor Daniel Day Lewis, beat him out for the post.

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Divine Refining

  • Jul 30, 2016
  • Zach Kincaid
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In The Problem of Pain, Lewis writes “Christianity is not the conclusion of a philosophical debate on the origins of the universe… It is not a system into which we have to fit the awkward fact of pain: it is itself one of the awkward facts which have to be fitted into …

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The Devils in Our World

  • Jul 16, 2016
  • David Naugle
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C. S. Lewis titled That Hideous Strength after a line in a poem by Sir David Lyndsay called “Ane Dialog” (1555) in which Lyndsay was describing the biblical Tower of Babel (Genesis 11: 1-9): “The shadow of that hideous strength, Six miles and more it is of length.”

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There is No Safe Investment

  • Jun 29, 2016
  • 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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