Stephen Hawking, C.S. Lewis, and the Saracen’s Head

First of all, I would like to state up front that what I am about to say is not meant as a mockery of Dr. Hawking or of his condition. While many of his ideas deserve to be mocked, he has proven himself to be a brilliant mathematician and cosmologist. I have appreciated his writings… Read More

An Open Letter to President Obama, Governor McCrory, and other Interested Parties: Bathrooms and the Strange Legacy of Sartre

Presuppositions govern our perspectives on life and until we recognize that, we tend toward intellectual dishonesty at best and our debates tend more toward sophism than truth. Once we recognize that, we can engage with much more humility in honest conversation…that is, if we are willing. Sadly, honest and civil conversation around politics and religion,… Read More

That Which is Lovely

“The last thing, brothers, is that whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is upright, whatever is holy, whatever is lovely, whatever is praiseworthy, if there is virtue and if there is praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8) What does it mean to set your mind on that which is lovely? Literally, the Greek… Read More

A Man Under Authority

“And he said, ‘I am a servant of Abraham.’” (Genesis 24:34) “‘And I am also a man under authority having soldiers under myself. I say to this one, “Go,” and he goes and to another one, “Come,” and he comes. And to my servant, “Do this,” and he does it.’ And Jesus hearing this marveled… Read More

Glory, Unity, and the Christian Testimony

“Also, the glory that you have given me, I have given them, in order that they may be one just as we are one.” (John 17:22) Again we find Jesus using the language unity amongst believers, this time, though, in connection with Christ’s glory. In essence, what Jesus is stating is that he has given… Read More

Exmass and Krissmass

An Additional Chapter from Herodotus (a tribute to C.S. Lewis) Once upon a time in the village of Acirema, a strange tradition resided with the people, though, perhaps the word tradition is not the best word to describe the antics that were found to take place amongst the people.  You see, the people did not… Read More

A Mocha-Frappe-Latte Society

“The Christian faith has not been tried and found lacking; it has been found difficult and been left untried.” -George Macdonald I must confess up front that I am not a coffee drinker.  I neither like the taste of it nor the smell of it, nor do I have any compulsion to infuse it with… Read More

An Outline of C.S. Lewis’ Writings

  Works By C.S. Lewis   Date Published Pre-Conversion Writings Spirits in Bondage:  A Cycle of Lyrics 1919 Dymer 1926 Post Conversion Writings The Pilgrim’s Regress: An Allegorical Apology for Christianity, Reason, and Romanticism 1933 The Allegory of Love:  A Study in Medieval Tradition 1936 Out of the Silent Planet 1938 Rehabilitations, and other Essays… Read More

C.S. Lewis: Christianity and Literature (outline)

Christianity and Literature:  Outline   The Big Idea:  What distinguishes Christian Literature?  Answer:  it clearly points to Christ   Introduction: Asked to discuss “Christian Literature” though unsure of value of this discussion Understands that Literature is a means for sharing the Gospel Rules for good writing are same for Christian and non-Christian Thus, does not… Read More

C.S. Lewis: Miracles (outline, part 2)

Miracles By C.S. Lewis   Flow of the Argument   Chapter 11: I.  The Big Idea             a.  The difference between Tradition and a living faith II.  “Those who make religion their god will not have God for their religion” Thomas Erskine             a.  Popular Religion                         1.  God is abstract                                    … Read More

C.S. Lewis: Miracles (Outline, part 1)

Miracles By C.S. Lewis   Flow of the Argument   Chapter 1: I.  The Big Idea:  Before we can argue for Miracles, we must answer the philosophical question as to whether miracles can exist.             a.  They either do exist or they do not.             b.  If they do exist, we must also ask if… Read More

C.S. Lewis: The Problem of Pain (outline)

The Problem of Pain C.S. Lewis Overview of the Argument Chapter 1: I.  The Big Idea:             A.  There is Pain on the earth                         1.  In the natural world creatures prey upon one another                         2.  In the natural world life is sustained through the death of other things                         3. … Read More