Miracles

Lewis as Preacher – A 75th Anniversary Reflection

  • Jul 04, 2014
  • William O'Flaherty
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2013 was the fiftieth anniversary of Lewis’s death, but did you know that this year is the 75th anniversary of his first sermon? During his life he preached more than seven sermons. Most of them were adapted into articles and published in his lifetime. The following summarizes what is known.

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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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Christmas Racket

  • Dec 23, 2013
  • Zach Kincaid
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It seems to me that the Christmas season is not a time of hope, peace, joy, or love – not in the expectant sense of advent promise. C.S. Lewis says that he sent no cards out and gave no presents (except to children) because of the “commercial racket” that is …

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Word Pictures for the Word Who Became Flesh

  • Dec 12, 2011
  • David C. Downing
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“God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself.” That concise statement by the apostle Paul (2 Corinthians 5:19a) has kept theologians busy for nearly two thousand years, trying to understand what exactly is being affirmed in the Christian doctrines of the Incarnation and the Atonement. C. S. Lewis never …

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Supernaturalists Stand Up

  • May 31, 2011
  • Zach Kincaid
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For anyone familiar with Lewis, seeing the newness of God’s creation runs deep. When it captures us, it’s landing on a new shore; it’s walking from inside a wardrobe and pushing out into belief, to imagine what is from what truly is. For Lewis, imagination is attached to faith, is …

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Heaven and Hell as Idea and Image in C. S. Lewis

  • May 07, 2010
  • Peter J. Schakel
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C. S. Lewis was deeply interested in heaven. In his nonfiction prose he frequently discussed the nature of heaven (and, less frequently, the nature of hell) and explained how to take part in it. In his works of fiction he created several striking descriptions of what heaven (and, in less …

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The Hard Knock at the Door of Christianity

  • Aug 05, 2008
  • Harvey Solganick
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While reforming my faith, accepting Christ, against the “hard knock” of agnosticism, humanism, and atheism, I noticed a perilous, parallel philosophical journey taken by C.S. Lewis in response to his own battle with his Christian walk. Lewis constantly retained an admiring endearment to his teacher, W. T. Kirkpatrick, or as …

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