Weight of Glory

Wrong Side of the Door

  • Feb 29, 2016
  • Zach Kincaid
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Lewis has this great moment in “The Weight of Glory” when this sense of longing for eternity really finds its way through the dark paths of my heart. He asks whether we are on the wrong side of God’s door because we can see the beauty and freshness of creation but …

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This World is Not My Home

  • Nov 20, 2015
  • Zach Kincaid
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In relation to our want of heaven and abandoning the earthly rewards that we once ran after, Lewis writes that it probably will not happen in a day. Rather, he says, “poetry replaces grammar, gospel replaces law, longing transforms obedience, as gradually as the tide lifts a grounded ship.”

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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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The "Die-er" of the Universe

  • Feb 24, 2015
  • Zach Kincaid
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The idea that Christ is the corn king – the fulfillment of the myths that thread through history – rings loud and often in Lewis’s work. In Miracles Lewis presents the Incarnation as the greatest of all the signs of God.

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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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Be Careful

  • Aug 08, 2014
  • Zach Kincaid
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I opened up The Weight of Glory again to review a quote our pastor included in his sermon last Sunday. It was in regards to being transformed in eternity, whether in Heaven (or Hell). “It’s a serious thing,” Lewis says, “to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to …

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  • Jul 22, 2014
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If you’ve never read The Weight of Glory by C. S. Lewis, you may want to add this paperback to your bookshelf this week. From now until 7/28, The Weight of Glory is 50% off + free shipping on CSLewis.com.   Featuring nine memorable addresses C. S. Lewis delivered during …

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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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Imagination Leading to Faith

  • May 30, 2014
  • Zach Kincaid
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If you read Lewis, the idea of imagination leading to faith is richly woven into nearly all his work. He certainly imagines Heaven in The Great Divorce and hellish battles in Screwtape Letters. The idea of holding at bay all you know in order to believe afresh, could be, in …

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