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This World is Not My Home

  • Jun 28, 2017
  • Zach Kincaid
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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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Lewis On Death

  • Dec 02, 2016
  • Robin Baker
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American culture (and Western culture generally) has a difficult time dealing with death and the dying. We often do not know how to interact with those who are terminally ill. In a culture that is all about this life, consuming goods and living life to its fullest, death is the …

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Attaching Ourselves to Heaven

  • Oct 13, 2016
  • Zach Kincaid
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We all wrestle with death. Its presence is around us constantly. It’s in us too. But three great revelations of God in the Old Testament tell us: (1) he is one; (2) he made us in his image, (3) and he seeks after us because he loves us. All three …

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Spiritual Sins Are Worse

  • Jun 28, 2015
  • Janice B. Brown
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Lewis ends the chapter “Sexual Morality” with a remarkable assertion: “…a cold self-righteous prig who goes regularly to church may be far nearer to hell than a prostitute” (p. 95). Why does Lewis consider spiritual sins to be worse than sins of the flesh? What is Lewis’s view of the …

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You Will Be Missed

  • Aug 01, 2014
  • Zach Kincaid
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Lewis talks quite a bit about suffering and loss. His earlier, more theologically driven The Problem of Pain and the wanderings of A Grief Observed, as he wrestles with the loss of his wife, each explore the gut of the faithful follower of Jesus, as do other works. Everyone suffers, but …

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Creation's Weak Point

  • Feb 25, 2014
  • Zach Kincaid
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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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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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Minding Eternity within the Temporal

  • Sep 08, 2012
  • Zach Kincaid
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The second essay in The Weight of Glory speaks to how Christians should act and what Christians ought to care about even in times of desperation like war. In short, Lewis encourages us to not lose sight of eternity. Though we live in time and have the pressure and passion …

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Weighted with Glory

  • Aug 19, 2012
  • Zach Kincaid
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The Weight of Glory is a series of essays and talks that Lewis wrote over a long period time (roughly between 1939-1956). The first essay shares the title of the book. Have you thought of heaven as a bribe – that if you follow Christ it will pay off with everlasting …

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An Interview: C.S. Lewis Goes to Heaven

  • Jul 01, 2012
  • William O'Flaherty
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C.S. Lewis Goes to Heaven: A Reader’s Guide to The Great Divorce is a book by Dr. David Clark that was released earlier this year. Dr. Clark is a retired professor of New Testament and Greek, who has taught on the Bible school, liberal arts college, seminary and graduate school …

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