Miracles

The Hangover

  • Jun 20, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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Lewis shares some good advice about reading the Bible and modern commentaries about the Bible in the epilogue of Miracles. He suggests first and foremost that if you want to know what the Bible says, read the Bible, not alongside the critics and sages, but without them altogether.

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The Centrality of the Christian Story

  • Apr 30, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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It may seem an obvious statement to say that Christianity hinges on the death and resurrection of Jesus, but nowadays with half-baked ideas and the jumbling of words and their meanings, we might get a Jesus who never actually died physically nor one who truly entered or conquered any grave. …

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Let’s Become Winged Creatures

  • Mar 22, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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The theme of God coming down to return again is a recurring one in Lewis’s work, in part because it’s an ever-present reality in Scripture, revealed in its fullest measure by Jesus. The God who descends is a God who invites. His work of revelation demonstrates his want for us …

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Christmas Reflection on God Descending

  • Dec 26, 2018
  • Zach Kincaid
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Christmas for the Christian starts with Christmas day and lasts until Epiphany, also called the Manifestation of God to the Gentiles. It’s when the pagan wise men from the East make it to Nazareth with gifts of adoration for Jesus, who is likely about two years old when they arrive. …

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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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The Grand Miracle

  • Dec 22, 2017
  • Zach Kincaid
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“The central miracle asserted by Christians is the Incarnation,” Lewis says in Miracles (Chapter 14) that at the center of Christianity is the Incarnation of Jesus, God becoming flesh and dwelling among humanity (John 1). Lewis says that the Incarnation, “digs beneath the surface, works through the rest of our knowledge by unexpected channels, …

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Why Do We Pray?

  • May 14, 2017
  • Zach Kincaid
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Miracles puts forward many questions about the life of faith. Among them is the subject of prayer.  Why do we pray? Do we pray because God is likely to change his will? Do we pray because if we don’t, we think that God won’t have the opportunity to change his will? …

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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 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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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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