faith

What Do You Know?

  • Aug 30, 2018
  • Zach Kincaid
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C. S. Lewis would be among the first to run clear away from a Christian message that promises God’s comfort without the reality of sacrifice. Through history, from the beginning of the Christian Church through today’s plethora of options, some preachers have chosen to emphasize the more acceptable, tolerable, comfortable …

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Chosen for the Unchosen

  • Jun 22, 2018
  • 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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Iron Nerves

  • Dec 31, 2017
  • Zach Kincaid
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In a letter on Feb 23, 1947, Lewis makes some observations about Jesus that are worth mentioning, especially during this season of Christmas as we reflect on the Incarnation. Here’s what he says:

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Should Hell Veto Heaven?

  • Nov 21, 2017
  • Zach Kincaid
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In the United States, Thanksgiving is November 23. As many people gather to be thankful for the earthly blessings of family, peace, and sustenance, let’s hope many more remember to always be thankful that Jesus says, “I go to prepare a place for you and I’ll come back again so …

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What If We Really Found Him?

  • Dec 27, 2016
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It’s curious how time itself is celebrated each new year. We often observe moments in time and hallmark them as memories, the birth of a child or a particular tradition, for example. But time is never more centrally celebrated–worldwide–than during New Year’s Eve and Day.

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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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The Effectiveness of Analogy

  • Apr 08, 2016
  • Malcolm Guite
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In explaining the way Christians see good, Lewis offers a vivid analogy: “… the Christian thinks any good he does comes from the Christ-life within him. He does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us; just …

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Daylight Saving

  • Mar 12, 2016
  • Zach Kincaid
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As we think of gardens in the coming days of spring, consider the garden where Jesus prayed so hard he sweat blood compared to our present trials. “We are not asked to go anywhere where he has not gone before us,” writes Lewis in a letter to Mrs. Jessup in …

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Wrong Side of the Door

  • Feb 29, 2016
  • Zach Kincaid
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Lewis has this great moment in “The Weight of Glory” when this sense of longing for eternity really finds its way through the dark paths of my heart. He asks whether we are on the wrong side of God’s door because we can see the beauty and freshness of creation but …

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My Dear Snubnose…

  • Dec 09, 2015
  • Sarah Arthur
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My Dear Snubnose, I note with great displeasure that the human females are planning to start up their little group again. What can you have been doing during their “holidays”? For many long decades our Department for the Promotion of Frenetic Materialism has slaved away to ensure that the season …

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