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
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”
The following article is from Kairos Journal and is a challenge to the prevailing notion that children should be sheltered from any real effort in the attaining of knowledge. Adler pushes against the idea that childhood is a period of “delight … [and] the indulgence of impulses.” Parents, take note, a child inebriated with electronic … More Wisdom Swimming Upsteam in the Rapids of Modern Culture
The following article is from Kairos Journal. Let’s be a generation that does this well. Passing the Torch of Truth – C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) Respected scholar and author, C. S. Lewis taught at Oxford for 29 years and later held the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge until his death. Guided by a Christian … More “One Generation Shall Praise You to the Next”
Friday is for Heart Songs Continuing my goal to reread all of C.S. Lewis in 2014, I read this today from God in the Dock. It was a great reminder to me that those churches who are on track to equip the next generation best are churches that take seriously the discipleship of not only … More Discipling the Whole Family for the Glory of God
Weekend Musings The Truly Educated Christian—Francis Schaeffer (1912 – 1984) Francis Schaeffer was a formative influence on my life as a Christian. This excerpt is from one of the first books I ever read of his or as a new believer in Christ. The Source on this quote came to me through Kairos Journal. Francis … More Is Your Church Producing Educated Men and Women?