Tag Archives: CS Lewis

Is the pen a circle or a rectangle? Yes.

Dear Renea, Seeking wisdom from some of my favorite theologians.  I’ve been in a two month e-mail conversation with a highly intelligent high school junior (who happens to be a close friend of the family).  He passionately loves Jesus and … Continue reading

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Susan: A Character Sketch

It is doubtful any reader will say Susan Pevense is his or her favorite, but her character should be read with compassion, not contempt. Susan is… Continue reading

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PDA: A Look into the Worship Habit of Mary of Bethany

Mary’s first recorded act of PDA occurs in a famous scene where many modern books and biblestudies tisk-tisk Mary’s sister Martha for being hospitable, and perhaps a bit of a bossy older sister. But nevermind that. Sitting at the Lord’s feet is public worship, is slightly scandalous, and is perhaps what enabled Mary to understand Jesus’ predictions of his death—and what partly motivated her to exhibit her next recorded public display of affection: breaking the very expensive jar of perfume to anoint her Lord’s head and feet. Continue reading

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Screwtape Letter

In grad school I took a CS Lewis class; it was a lit class; and we were given an assignment to write a letter from Screwtape. The objective was to maintain as much of Lewis as possible—in style and syntax, and so forth. I’ve mentioned before that I enjoy doing impressions of authors anyway as it comes rather naturally to me; so I really had fun with this assignment. Continue reading

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