Tag Archives: C.S. Lewis

Defining the Relationship – when DTRs meet faith

[From the archives.] Where Love Exists My son and daughter are both in college, so I hear a lot about relationships*. It’s not so much romance, but more about friendships and roommates. It might also be about their friends’ and … Continue reading

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A Senior Devil, Mere Faith, and Beginning My Life in Christ

[This first appeared two years ago as a guest post I wrote for Jennifer Neyhart’s blog.] Is it cliché to say that C.S. Lewis had a formative influence on my understanding of what it means to belong to Jesus? Not that … Continue reading

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C. S. Lewis on the Purpose of Christmas

As a follow up to yesterday’s post The Only War on Christmas Is a War from Within, here is C.S. Lewis on the real purpose of Christmas: ***

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I’m Not A Fatalist (But Even If I Were What Could I Do About It?)

[Today marks the 160th anniversary of Sigmund Freud’s birth, so I offer this post from the archives.] What Would Happen if C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Had a Debate? I just finished reading The Question of God: C.S. Lewis and … Continue reading

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Obfuscation – the spiritual gift you can do without

Don’t be this guy: Obfuscation can’t be a real spiritual gift? It depends on which spirit you are talking about. As C.S. Lewis pointed out in Perelandra, “There are spirits and spirits you know.” Some spirits mislead people into rebellion. … Continue reading

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Is The Cross of Christ Even Necessary?

[From the archives.] *** Language – Go Figure Language can be literal and language can be figurative. But all language is an analog. It stands for something else. The word “apple” is not itself an apple. The word “love” is … Continue reading

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Freedom From Spiritual Paralysis

Standing Still If there’s one thing this set of signs sign could do for you, it’s give you a good reason to stay in one place. But while you’re sitting there you’ll probably also wonder how you could ever get … Continue reading

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A Senior Devil, Mere Faith, and the Beginnings of My Life in Jesus

[This is a guest post for Jennifer Neyhart’s blog series “The Books that Read Us”.] *** Is it cliché to say that C.S. Lewis had a formative influence on my understanding of what it means to belong to Jesus? Not that it … Continue reading

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The Best Way to Ask the Right Question

[Updated from the archives, this post originally appeared as a guest piece for Aimee Byrd at Housewife Theologian.] *** There’s an old story about the time a pathologist was cross-examined in court: “Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you … Continue reading

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The Child’s Photo Album That Lasts Forever

[Updated from the archives.] *** Frans Hofmeester loves his daughter Lotte. There’s nothing unusual about that. But how he showed that love is out of the ordinary: he took pictures of his daughter from birth to age 14 and then … Continue reading

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