Category Archives: C. S. Lewis

Three kinds of people in the world

any merely twofold division of the world into good and bad is disastrous. It overlooks the fact that the members of the second class (to which most of us belong) are always and necessarily… Continue reading

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7 Key ideas from C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis has been a teacher of many – including me! Consider seven of his main concerns. Continue reading

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A screaming room in every hospital

Unbelief doesn’t shout bewilderment at a personal God. It shouts at blind fate. Belief shouts at a faithful and loving Heavenly Father. Continue reading

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The true problem with lust

Which is worse the Animal self or the Diabolical self? Who is nearer to hell a cold, self-righteous prig who goes regularly to church or a prostitute? The sins of the flesh are bad but are they the least bad of all sins? Continue reading

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A few of my favorite quotes

“Atheism is the most daring of all dogmas, for it is the assertion of a universal negative” (G.K. Chesterton). Continue reading

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5 purposes of pain (C. S. Lewis)

There are at least 5 ways that this “momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison” (2 Cor. 4:17) Continue reading

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Will Heaven solve our problems?

When we are confronted with something utterly and dreadfully evil, appallingly wicked, or just plain tragic… Continue reading

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Disturbing problems with atheism

If a good God made the world, why has it gone so wrong? Continue reading

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A quiet death for the man from Belfast

An atheist who was “very angry with God for not existing” comes to Christ like one “kicking, struggling, resentful, and darting his eyes in every direction for a chance to escape.” Continue reading

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Thinking more deeply about Influence

There is an urgent need for Christians to think more deeply about our calling to be agents of common grace committed to the welfare of the city of our exile.

Honor for our Creator should lead us to deep concerns about common good for His creatures.

Those who live in a representative forms of democracy have a unique opportunity to sit at the table where policies and laws are formed. Ordinary people in biblical times never had this kind of opportunity. And most people in the world today can only dream of it.

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