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C . S. Lewis, The Romantic Rationalist, and Longing for the New Earth

C . S. Lewis, The Romantic Rationalist, and Longing for the New Earth

In Mere Christianity Lewis lamented that we haven’t been trained to want Heaven: "…when the real want for Heaven is present in us, we do not recognize it."

The Lion’s Claws

The Lion’s Claws

In C. S. Lewis’s The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Eustace Clarence Scrubb describes to Edmund how terrible it felt when Aslan, the Lion and Christ-figure, changed him from the dragon he’d become to the boy he was intended to be.

Through Heaven's Doorway

Through Heaven's Doorway

When five-year-old Emily Kimball was hospitalized and heard she was going to die, she started to cry. Even though she loved Jesus and wanted to be with him, she didn’t want to leave her family behind. 

Inside Information about Mankind

Inside Information about Mankind

This is an excerpt from C. S. Lewis’s classic Mere Christianity. If you’ve never read the book, I highly recommend you do. And if you have read it, I think you’ll enjoy rereading it or listening to the audio, as I’ve done recently.

 
C. S. Lewis on Good and Bad, Christianity and Dualism

C. S. Lewis on Good and Bad, Christianity and Dualism

I’ve been “rereading” Mere Christianity, actually listening to it on audio. I first read it as a young Christian forty years ago. I’m amazed that this book seems to get even better with time.

His Final Interview: C.S. Lewis on the Future and Space Travel

His Final Interview: C.S. Lewis on the Future and Space Travel

Shortly before he died November 22, 1963 (yes, the same day as John F. Kennedy), C. S. Lewis granted his final interview to Sherwood Elliot Wirt, of Decision Magazine. It’s a fascinating interview. I found the final two questions and answers interesting.

How much would we expect accidents to know about the accident of their beginnings?

How much would we expect accidents to know about the accident of their beginnings?

I was listening to God in the Dock on audio, and was struck by this portion of an interview with C. S. Lewis.

The Water of Life for the Thirsty

The Water of Life for the Thirsty

In C. S. Lewis’s The Silver Chair, a young girl from earth, Jill Pole, is alone, lost, and very thirsty as she wanders through the foreign world of Narnia.

Off to the C.S. Lewis Conference

Off to the C.S. Lewis Conference

Nanci and I leave today for 12 days in Oxford and Cambridge where I'm teaching at the Oxbridge C. S. Lewis conference. I teach two seminars, one at Oxford and one at Cambridge, that are two afternoons each, plus a plenary session at Cambridge.

C. S. Lewis on Gambling and Church Attendance

C. S. Lewis on Gambling and Church Attendance

I have been rereading C. S. Lewis’s God in the Dock, a collection of his essays. Actually, I’ve been listening to the audio, sent to me by the wonderful folks at christianaudio.com. I love it.

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