The Complement of Too Much Love 

  • Jan 13, 2020
  • Zach Kincaid
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What comes to mind when you think of God’s love? Perhaps we turn to Paul’s passage on selfless love, that it is kind and not irritable, that it never envies nor rude or arrogant… that it doesn’t ever end (I Corinthians 13). Maybe we use flowery language and compare it …

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Jesus: Begotten Not Created

  • Dec 25, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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In the first chapter of Mere Christianity, Lewis gets right to the crux of Christianity. “One of the creeds says that Christ is the Son of God ‘begotten, not created’; and it adds ‘begotten by his Father before all worlds’.” And, even though this sounds like a Christmas message, Lewis correctly …

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Why Should We Sing Praises To God?

  • Dec 10, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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Have you ever had the same stumbling block as Lewis? He says that when he first came to faith, he felt that all this talk about praising God seemed like only going through the motions if God was all-powerful. If he really is all-powerful, then why the demand? Lewis calls …

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Dipping into Myth

  • Nov 30, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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Lucy takes us through the wardrobe, we learn later, to experience a story that helps her believe again in what has become pedestrian in her world. The tale begins in a spare room and absorbs her entire world by the end of it.

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Lewis Living On

  • Nov 12, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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I recently spoke with David Payne of Bird and Baby Productions. Already with such a name, you know David is a study of C.S. Lewis. As you might know, “Bird and Baby” is the affectionate name Lewis and Tolkien gave to the Eagle and Child Oxford pub where they met …

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A Screwtape Kind of Day

  • Oct 31, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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All Hallow’s Eve is celebrated historically by Christians in companionship with All Saints’ Day. It is in Hebrews 11 and 12 where we read a litany of Jewish leaders who looked forward in faith to what God was working out. Then in 12:1-2, we see the great cloud of witnesses …

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Romanticism is “Spilled Religion”

  • Oct 20, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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Just this month, A Reading Life, a new collection of Lewis’s writings was released. The subtitle is “The Joy of Seeing New Worlds Through Others’ Eyes.” The journey takes you through Lewis’s “fun, whimsical, and wise” words about authors like Shakespeare, Dante, and Tolstoy, as well as his good advice about …

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Creation’s Weak Point

  • Sep 29, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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What’s your story? Does it begin in a garden, move to desolation, find itself in redemption, and get caught in the great hope of Heaven? That’s the Christian story.

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Seeing with Other Eyes

  • Sep 17, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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In An Experiment in Criticism, Lewis gives a nice summary in his epilogue. The book is a collection of essays on how to read and how good reading can shape us, rearrange us, inform us, and, if we allow it, transform us. He says, “Literary experience heals the wound, without …

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Smuggling Theology into Fiction

  • Aug 31, 2019
  • Zach Kincaid
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I like what Lewis wrote to Sister Penelope on August 9, 1939. She wrote to him about Out of the Silent Planet, the first of three space novels that came out in 1938. The other two were published in 1943 and 1945, respectively. Lewis says that a student that really believed …

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