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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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The Abolition of Man

  • Sep 30, 2015
  • David Naugle
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In the first line of his noted book The Abolition of Man, C. S. Lewis wrote: “I doubt whether we are sufficiently attentive to the importance of elementary text-books.” Likewise, I doubt whether we are sufficiently attentive to the importance of the so-called “new science of the moral sense” that …

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A Cancer in the Universe

  • Aug 26, 2015
  • David Naugle
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“I agree Technology is per se neutral: but a race devoted to the increase of its own power by technology with complete indifference to ethics does seem to me a cancer in the Universe. Certainly if he goes on his present course much further man can not be trusted with …

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Growing up with C.S. Lewis (And Staying Young With Jack)

  • Jul 28, 2015
  • Malcolm Guite
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A great paradox at the heart of Christianity is that Christians are called to be both child-like and mature! On the one hand Jesus says “whosoever shall not receive the kingdom as a little child, he shall not enter therein (Mark 10:15) on the other hand Paul reminds us: ‘That …

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Iron Nerves

  • Mar 04, 2015
  • 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 Lent. Here’s what he says:

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