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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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Why I'm Not a Pacifist

  • Jun 19, 2014
  • Zach Kincaid
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In the frequently debated essay in The Weight of Glory titled “Why I’m Not a Pacifist,” Lewis asks a simple, provocative question:  “How do we decide what is good or evil?” It seems easy enough. It’s our conscience, right? Lewis says that’s the usual answer, breaking it up into what a person …

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Minding Eternity within the Temporal

  • Sep 08, 2012
  • Zach Kincaid
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The second essay in The Weight of Glory speaks to how Christians should act and what Christians ought to care about even in times of desperation like war. In short, Lewis encourages us to not lose sight of eternity. Though we live in time and have the pressure and passion …

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C. S. Lewis & Three Wars: 1941

  • Jun 14, 2010
  • Joel Heck
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The Second World War had begun in 1939, and the world was turned upside down. As normally happens during a war, people began to think more frequently about ultimate issues, life and death, good and evil, suffering and eternity, and the nature of reality. C. S. Lewis was not immune …

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Learning In War-Time

  • Jun 10, 2009
  • Joel Heck
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In 1938, Somerville College English Fellow Helen Darbishire told the Somerville Council in Oxford that “it would be advisable to ascertain, if possible, whether in the event of an international emergency, university education would continue, and, if so, on what basis.” One can imagine conversations between Darbishire, Lewis, and other …

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Good News for Toy Soldiers

  • Jul 18, 2008
  • Sarah Arthur
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I recently completed my first year of graduate theological studies at a major university. Before classes began, I figured I would need to say goodbye to C. S. Lewis as a literary voice in my life, considering his rather dubious reputation among academics. Everyone in the academy darts for cover …

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