Easter

Jesus Defines Humility For Us

  • Mar 26, 2016
  • Zach Kincaid
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Easter is here. The great passion of death’s sting emptied into the dying Messiah. He would complete what he had said, “I am the resurrection and the life.” These three days changed the world, our perception of God, and his want for us. As we’ve read about pride in A …

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Tom-Foolery

  • Apr 21, 2015
  • Zach Kincaid
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“I know that many wiser and better Christians than I in these days do not like to mention Heaven and hell even in a pulpit,” says Lewis (The Weight of Glory). He goes on to say that nearly all the references in the New Testament about both destinations come from …

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Resurrection Involves Reversal

  • Apr 06, 2015
  • Zach Kincaid
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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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The "Die-er" of the Universe

  • Feb 24, 2015
  • Zach Kincaid
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The idea that Christ is the corn king – the fulfillment of the myths that thread through history – rings loud and often in Lewis’s work. In Miracles Lewis presents the Incarnation as the greatest of all the signs of God.

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On Christ’s Passion and our Shared Darkness

  • Apr 19, 2014
  • Devin Brown
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Letters to Malcolm was the last book C. S. Lewis finished. Published posthumously in January 1964, three months after his death, it is one of Lewis’s best books though perhaps not one of his best known.  Tucked away in letter number eight is one of the most poignant short meditations …

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Swallowing the Camel

  • Apr 12, 2014
  • Zach Kincaid
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In 1959, Kenneth Carey invited C.S. Lewis to address the students of Anglican Theological College, Westcott House. Carey served as principal of the college and he would later become Bishop of Edinburgh. The subject of the talk was to be a response to the recent book by Alec Vidler called …

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Chosen for the Unchosen

  • Mar 21, 2014
  • Zach Kincaid
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The Old Testament speaks of a “chosen people.” It’s a label that sounds exclusive, and our modern minds find it abrasive. “Democrats by birth and education,” Lewis says in Miracles, “we should prefer to think that all nations and individuals start level in the search for God, or even that …

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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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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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