Zach Kincaid

This World is Not My Home

  • Jun 28, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Good Infection

  • Mar 14, 2017
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We are in the season of death and resurrection, living in the reality of someone paying the wages of our sin and celebrating in the victory of his bodily resurrection from the dead. The natural seasons also celebrate this new birth, as spring opens up and the earth is made …

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Preparing for Easter

  • Feb 22, 2017
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Preparing for Easter: 50 Devotional Readings from C.S. Lewis just released on February 14 in the lead up to Lent, which begins March 1. I’m grateful to be the editor of this collection. I recently sat down to interview with All About Jack, a podcast hosted and managed by William O’Flaherty. Below are a …

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Love, Love, Love, Love

  • Feb 18, 2017
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Love is often overused and undervalued. We love everything from 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 and reduced every year, but it’s important to be intentional about the differences. As we know, Scripture tells us that love is the highest attribute.

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