A Year With C.S. Lewis

Creation's Weak Point

  • Feb 25, 2014
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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. The reading for February 24 in A Year with C. S. Lewis touches on the first two parts of the story.

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Faith Is a Habit

  • Sep 18, 2013
  • Zach Kincaid
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Faith is a habit. Have you heard that before? Often we think of faith as something we have or don’t have in the sense of being either a Christian or a non-Christian. But Lewis says we “must train the habit of Faith,” in the reading for September 18 in A …

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Sign Up for the New C. S. Lewis Daily

  • Aug 28, 2013
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In conjunction with HarperOne, Bible Gateway is now offering a daily online C. S. Lewis devotional called C. S. Lewis Daily. For the first time, the world’s largest Christian website will provide daily meditative messages to site visitors and email subscribers, pulled from eight of Lewis’s most famous books. Excerpts …

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The Christian Idea of Marriage

  • Aug 08, 2013
  • Zach Kincaid
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It won’t be surprising to hear, since many of us will invoke what Lewis calls chronological snobbery, about the “old-fashioned” views Lewis kept about marriage. And, to say it that way, puts us on our own enlightened perch we call today. It’s when we humbly realize that Lewis is circling …

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The Full Treatment

  • Jul 06, 2013
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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 in the July 9 reading of A Year with C.S. Lewis, is a reflection …

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The Meaning of Heaven

  • Jun 10, 2013
  • Zach Kincaid
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The readings for June in A Year with C.S. Lewis begin with Lewis espousing the truth of the resurrection and conversing on what it means when applied to the hope we have in resurrection, and, ultimately, in Heaven. It’s an effective progression. On June 4, for example, Lewis reminds us …

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Any Winged Horses Out There?

  • May 06, 2013
  • Zach Kincaid
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The note in A Year with C.S. Lewis for May 11 indicates that Lewis met J.R.R. Tolkien this day in 1926. It’s apropos then to reflect on a selection from Mere Christianity about the Christ’s salvific work to make us new creatures, not simply nicer people. As is widely known, …

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The Problem of Pride

  • Mar 23, 2013
  • Zach Kincaid
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If you’ve been reading A Year with C.S. Lewis, the last several days have circled around pride, a subject that will continue through the week. “The Christians are right,” says Lewis, “it is Pride which has been the chief cause of misery in every nation and every family since the …

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We Like To Ask Why

  • Mar 12, 2013
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We like to ask why. Young children ask why about everything they see. They do it out of a sense of wonder and curiosity. Perhaps that’s one reason why Jesus invites little children to his side, because the so-called rational and reasonable approaches of adults haven’t taken hold in them. …

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Ash Wednesday – The Absurd Claim

  • Feb 12, 2013
  • Zach Kincaid
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As many CSLewis.com readers will know, Lent begins this week with Ash Wednesday. It’s a day that recognizes 40 days until the passion of the cross, and it’s a brutal reminder of our own mortality. Many traditions hold a service where the ash from last year’s palms (from Palm Sunday) …

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