Tom-Foolery

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  • 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 Jesus himself, and, “If we do not believe them, our presence in this church is great tom-foolery. If we do, we must sometimes overcome our spiritual prudery and mention them.”

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Resurrection Involves Reversal

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  • Apr 06, 2015
  • Zach Kincaid
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Resurrection is a subject that is central to the Christian narrative. Lewis addresses the idea of resurrection in his stories (Aslan and Eustace come to mind, for example), in his theological works, and in his letters. Here, I want to point out several occasions where Lewis discusses resurrection with hopes that his take on the subject might better refine ours as we head into the Easter season (a seven week celebration that just began, prior to Pentecost).

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C. S. Lewis and the Apt Metaphor

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  • Charlie W. Starr
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C. S. Lewis once wrote an essay on apologetics in which he said there are two things Christians in the Modern age must do in defending the faith. The first of these makes immediate sense to us: we must defend the supernatural elements of the Bible. The second, however, seems less relevant to apologetics. Lewis said we must show people the difference between thinking and imagining.

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Digitized Lewis

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  • Mar 23, 2015
  • William O'Flaherty
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C.S. Lewis wrote many books in a wide variety of subjects. Sadly, some people are only familiar with his material defending the Christian faith and others focus on his Narnia stories or just the fact that he wrote content related to his profession. What if you wanted to collect all his titles and have the ability to easily browse through all the works and even have the capacity to search them?

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The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis eBooks, Volume 1 & 2: $1.99 Until March 30th

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  • Mar 19, 2015
  • HarperOne
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The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis, Volume I offers an inside perspective to Lewis’s thinking during his formative years. Walter Hooper’s insightful notes and biographical appendix of all the correspondents make this an irreplaceable reference for those curious about the life and work of one of the most creative minds of the modern era.
At age sixteen, Lewis begins writing to Arthur Greeves, a boy his age in Belfast who later becomes one of his most treasured friends. Their correspondence would continue over the next fifty years. In his letters to Arthur, Lewis admits that he has abandoned the Christian faith. “I believe in no religion,” he says. “There is absolutely no proof for any of them.”

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Daylight Saving

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  • Mar 07, 2015
  • Zach Kincaid
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As we think of gardens in the coming days of spring, consider the garden where Jesus prayed so hard he sweat blood compared to our present trials. “We are not asked to go anywhere where he has not gone before us,” writes Lewis in a letter to Mrs. Jessup in Nov. 1952. “I have had enough experiences of the crises of family life, the terrors, the despondencies, hopes deferred, and wearinesses. …Take it hour by hour, don’t add the past & the future to the present load more than you can help.”

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Iron Nerves

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  • Mar 04, 2015
  • Zach Kincaid
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In a letter on Feb 23, 1947, Lewis makes some observations about Jesus that are worth mentioning, especially during this season of Lent. Here’s what he says:

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Take Up C. S. Lewis for Lent

  • Feb 26, 2015
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With the season of Lent upon us, we have the opportunity to reflect on Lewis’s wisdom regarding the three traditional Lenten disciplines of fasting, prayer and almsgiving – and what prompts us to undertake these obligations in the first place.
Why do we fast during Lent? We assume it ought to be a trial, something to be endured, so we ‘give up’ things we like, things we enjoy. Chocolate is the favourite choice; alcohol another. But these things that we desire, and for which during Lent we crave and wrestle with ourselves to resist, are not only things we enjoy, but also, more often than not, things we consider to be our vices. So we begin to equate enjoyment with sin. Desire itself becomes something to be avoided. We teach ourselves that, if we feel “want” for something, if we enjoy it, it must be bad for us, and therefore God would prefer us to …

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The “Die-er” of the Universe

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  • 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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