Collected Letters

Reflecting on Thanksgiving

Reflecting on Thanksgiving
  • Nov 19, 2016
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Thanksgiving in the United States is a time of calm before the expectant weeks of Advent. At least for a moment, the travesty and distress of the world is exchanged for feasting and consciously remembering the good providence of God. He is good, but the world is falling away. The mask of …

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The Art of the Thank You Note

  • Nov 11, 2016
  • David C. Downing
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On the subject of thanksgiving, C. S. Lewis believed we should be grateful for all the fortunes that come our way, both good and bad. It is easy, of course, to be grateful for the good things in our lives. But Lewis felt that we should be equally thankful for …

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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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No Namby-Pamby Here

  • Dec 02, 2015
  • Zach Kincaid
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Lewis responds to Edward Lofstrom in a January 1959 letter on good books of Christian instruction for children. “I don’t know the answer,” Lewis says. “Most of those I have seen… seem to me namby-pamby and ‘sissie’ and calculated to nauseate any child worth his salt.” He brings up Narnia …

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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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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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C.S. Lewis and The Man Born to be King

  • Dec 26, 2014
  • Joel Heck
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In 1943, Dorothy L. Sayers’ script of twelve radio broadcasts was published by Harper & Brothers as The Man Born to Be King: A Play-Cycle on the Life of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. She had written these dramatic episodes for the radio at a time when there was …

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Reflecting on Thanksgiving

  • Nov 29, 2014
  • Zach Kincaid
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Thanksgiving in the United States was last week. It’s a time of calm before the expectant weeks of Advent. The bounds that hold in this coming season do not unbound all the travesty and distress of the world. In thinking about the season and the time that is today, I …

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The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis, Volume 3 eBook Now $0.99 until 11/10

  • Nov 06, 2014
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The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis, Volume 3: Narnia, Cambridge, and Joy (1953-1960), carefully chosen and arranged by Walter Hooper, is the most extensive ever published. Included here are the letters Lewis wrote to such luminaries as J.R.R. Tolkien, Owen Barfield, Arthur C. Clarke, Sheldon Vanauken, and Dom Bede …

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Affairs of the State

  • Nov 04, 2014
  • Zach Kincaid
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The time has come in the United States for mid-term elections. It’s a time of some sanguine hope and mostly smug discontent. Oh well, it’ll come and go, as they say. Lewis has some advise for us to consider. In a 1948 letter to a friend he suggests that, “men …

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