Have you ever had an interaction with someone who gave you the creeps? I know you have. We all have. Some people easily set off our “phony” radar. We seem to be able to detect their fake motives and disingenuous character. Something in the way they look, or the look of their eye, or the … More There is No Hypocrisy Like Religious Hypocrisy
And what is that “gradual way”? It is the way of compromise. It is the way of allowing the world to squeeze us into its mold. It is the way of not being conformed to the image of the Son (Romans 8 and 12:1-2) It is the way of rocky and thorny soil (Mark 4); … More How to Go to Hell
I just finished the short book by C.S. Lewis titled The Case for Christianity. It was a great journey, like a refreshing walk in the mountains on a brilliant Fall day. Unforgettable, beautiful and awe inspiring. Part of the process for me was to create an index for the book. You can access it at … More C.S. Lewis’s Evangelistic Appeal on BBC Radio During the War Against Hitler’s Evil.
C.S. Lewis has long been one of my favorite authors and I look forward to having long conversations with him in heaven. So when I ran across this song, well, I just had to pass it along. The Artist is Brook Fraser, a New Zealander. The lyrics follow the youtube video. The first stanza is … More Finding the C.S. Lewis Song
34-35 And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. (Jesus … More Finding Yourself – Don’t Look
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