In his book, Miracles, C.S. Lewis nears the conclusion of his 14th chapter with these words, “In science we have been reading only the notes to a poem; in Christianity we find the poem itself.” The book is worth rereading, and reading with an unhurried and reflective wonder. And today, on your walk, or even … More Science and Christianity
What might C.S. Lewis say about activism on climate change? Of course, I don’t know. But the following quote from his address to the Pacifist Society of Britain in 1940 might point in the general direction. He was invited to speak to them concerning the war. I don’t know what the audience’s response was to … More What Might C. S. Lewis Say About Activism on Climate Change?
C. S. Lewis had been asked to put the Second World War and education in perspective. How could the life of the mind thrive in the face of war? How could Europe, do anything that was not directly related to defeating the Nazi evil sweeping the continent? Does education still have a place? How can … More Nero’s True Tragedy
I am continuing my reread of the classic collection of essays by C.S. Lewis, THE WEIGHT OF GLORY AND OTHER ADDRESSES. The two paragraphs below are actually just a portion from one long paragraph that is almost two pages long! They are among two of the most quoted passages Lewis ever wrote but are even … More Thinking About Glory, and Neighbors and Christmas
Most educated men and women know that C. S. Lewis had a mind aflame for God and Christ. His was a brilliant mind and it is thrilling to know that such a man was “on our side”, so to speak. But perhaps many of us have known some great minds, great intellects that seemed devoid … More C. S. Lewis, a Mind and Heart in Love with Christ
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