postmodern

My Dear Snubnose…

  • Dec 09, 2015
  • Sarah Arthur
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My Dear Snubnose, I note with great displeasure that the human females are planning to start up their little group again. What can you have been doing during their “holidays”? For many long decades our Department for the Promotion of Frenetic Materialism has slaved away to ensure that the season …

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C.S. Lewis Meets Pop Culture

  • Jul 13, 2015
  • Robert Velarde
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C.S. Lewis thought reading the daily newspaper was a waste of time, did not watch television, reluctantly agreed to radio appearances, and only rarely went out to the movies. So what can Lewis teach us about popular culture? Although it doesn’t initially appear that we can learn much from him …

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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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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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Gadgets

  • Feb 16, 2014
  • Zach Kincaid
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Gadgets. They are here to stay. Human history is threaded with invention and innovation, helping us with our many inefficiencies. It’s easy to believe in Friedrich Nietzsche’s Superman which was popularized further by playwright George Bernard Shaw, novelist H.G. Wells and other in the early part of the 20th century. …

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Jack the Blogger?

  • Sep 02, 2009
  • Bruce L. Edwards
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Our continued affection for and the extended appeal of C. S. Lewis more than 45 years after his death, so near the end of the first decade of the supposedly post-postmodern 21st Century, suggests to me two things about him and his work that may seem patently obvious. Except for …

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Education and The Abolition of Man

  • Jun 17, 2009
  • David Naugle
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“I wonder what they do teach them at these schools.” Professor Kirke, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe In his relatively recent book Achieving Our Country (Harvard University Press, 1999), the noted postmodern philosopher Richard Rorty describes the attitude of American pragmatic culture as the “refusal to believe in …

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The Good Guys and the Bad Guys

  • May 25, 2009
  • Louis Markos
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There are few characters in literature who embody positive goodness more powerfully than Aslan. In his presence, the children feel at once a sense of joy and fear, an ecstasy mingled with terror, an intimation of both the actively sublime and the passively beautiful. Aslan is neither a pretty object …

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Letter to My Goddaughter

  • Apr 02, 2009
  • Sarah Arthur
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Dear Grace, I wish your godfather and I could be there for your confirmation next Sunday, but it looks like this letter will have to do instead (not that I could be any more eloquent in person). I feel rather like C. S. Lewis when he was writing to his …

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