Lent

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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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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The Holy Eraser

  • Feb 19, 2016
  • Zach Kincaid
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Have you ever wondered why God didn’t call back the first sins of Adam and Eve? Why didn’t he simply reverse the course then and there? In the selection for February 20 (A Year with C.S. Lewis) Lewis suggests that God could remove the offense by a miracle. Why didn’t …

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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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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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A Tale of Two Temptations

  • Sep 01, 2014
  • Winn Collier
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“Good could never come of such evil,” said the forlorn prisoner in Tale of Two Cities. Lewis, fond of Dickens, would have enjoyed a squabble with this character’s conclusion. While Lewis resisted any notion that God was the ultimate instigator of evil (some of his punchier lines are leveled at such …

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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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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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