C.S. Lewis on the character of hell. “We must picture Hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives the deadly serious passion of envy, self-importance, and resentment.” The Screwtape Letters(New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., 1980), vii-viii. So if that … More Today’s Question: Are we living in hell?
Sunday Afternoon Musings I’m trying to reread every C.S. Lewis book* on my shelf this year and in the process, create indeces for all the ones that don’t have them. Today, I am plowing through Mere Christianity and I ran across this gem. “God made us: invented us as a man invents an engine. A … More The Fuel for Happiness
[Picture credits at the end.] Sometimes, we only learn of His care through the times of trauma and pain. I don’t know why this is I just know that it is. It is not a story of which Christians down through the ages have been unaware. C.S. Lewis put it this way: “Pain insists upon … More Pain and Sorrow and there Effect Under Christ
Both Paintings by Winston Churchill On the Law of Human Nature “These, then are the two points I wanted to make. First, that human beings, all over the earth, have this curious idea that they ought to behave in a certain way, and cannot really get rid of it. Secondly, that they do not in … More Your Conscience Gives You No Escape
75 years ago, C.S. Lewis saw the philosophical direction of the modern world and delivered three lectures as a buttress against those trends. Over the years the book has sold well but its warnings have not been heeded. And now, the destruction of Western Civilization is imminent. Lewis delivered the Riddell Memorial Lectures at King’s … More Excerpts from Chapter 2 in “The Abolition of Man” by C.S. Lewis
One of my goals for the New Year is to reread the C.S. Lewis shelf in my library. These gems on paper were formative to my former as a man, as a thinker, and as a Christian. They continue to shadow almost everything I write and I shudder to think how shallow and inconsequential would … More Excerpts from “The Abolition of Man”
I have been rereading my collection of C.S. Lewis books. At present, Letters to an American Lady is dominating my thoughts. The book is remarkable in so many ways not the least of which is Lewis’ longsuffering patience with a woman who seems to have no end to her physical maladies and complaints about life. … More Shut Up — God Wants to Talk!
Joe Heschmeyer, over at Word on Fire had a great article on the 20th of July that I wanted to make sure my readers saw the following paragraphs. the article was titled: “How the News and Politics is Destroying Your Soul (and what you can do about it)” Heschmeyer makes a number of discerning and … More I Stole These Paragraphs Because They are So Good
The Importance of Teamwork “A zoologist once informed me that a tiger will defeat a lion in a battle; but five lions will defeat five tigers because the lions fight together and the tigers do not, so the five lions take on one tiger at a time.” (The Celtic Way of Evangelism, 18.) Did … More Quotes from a Weekend of Reading
In January of 1974, I became a follower of Christ. Unfortunately, it was lusty path that led me to Jesus. My girlfriend was pregnant and the weight of my sin and selfishness sat heavily on my spirit. Ken Frech, a brother twice, first in the Sigma Chi house at the University of Maryland, and then … More Sometimes, Conversion is Slow