Tag: C S Lewis

Joy

Most people have probably heard of C. S. Lewis, the famous Christian apologist writer.  The book “Joy” by Abigail Santamaria is an excellent biography of Joy Davidman, C. S. Lewis’s wife.  Based on some extraordinary […]

Observations on Evolution

CKsZrMSUsAIaa3x.jpg“By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.”  Hebrews 11:3.

In the essay “Is Theology Poetry” C. S. Lewis discusses his view of the universal evolution theory  – “By universal evolutionism I mean the belief that the very formula of universal process is from imperfect to perfect, from small beginnings to great endings, from the rudimentary to the elaborate, the belief which makes people find it natural to think that morality springs from savage taboos, adult sentiment from infantile

Observations on Evolution

weighingcreation“By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.”  Hebrews 11:3.

In the essay “Is Theology Poetry” C. S. Lewis discusses his view of the universal evolution theory  – “By universal evolutionism I mean the belief that the very formula of universal process is from imperfect to perfect, from small beginnings to great endings, from the rudimentary to the elaborate, the belief which makes people

It Is There In Heaven

falls-seven-timesC.S. Lewis wrote, “No amount of falls will really undo us if we keep on picking ourselves up each time.  We shall of course be very muddy and tattered children by the time we reach home. But the bathrooms are all ready, the towels put out, and the clean clothes in the airing cupboard.”

This image of entering heaven a muddy mess, to be received by the one well prepared and fully capable of cleaning us up, touched me deeply, as I considered the grace and love of God toward

The Gift Of Miracles

jesus-walking-on-water-benjamin-mcpherson1pp_w450_h343I was once asked by a friend what gift of the Spirit I had.  Trying to be amusing I said “the gift of miracles” attempting to think of the most dramatic gift possible.  I Corinthians 12 lists “miracles” as one of the gifts of the Spirit. However, there is much disagreement in the Church today of whether this gift is still in force.  There is an argument made by many Christians that this was a sign gift for Apostolic times which has now ceased.  While I understand and respect the arguments these Christians use who hold this belief I do not see in the scriptures conclusive evidence

Temporal vs Eternal Life

8994638_f260In C.S. Lewis’s book “Readings for Meditation and Reflection in the chapter entitled, “The Christian and the Materialist”, the author observes,

“…a Christian and a non-Christian may both wish to do good to their fellow men.  The one believes that men are going to live forever, that they were created by God and so built that they can find their true and lasting happiness only by being united to God, that they have gone

So This Is Christmas

the-annunciation-gabriel-mary_1163839_tmbIt is Christmas Eve.  The night before we celebrate the birth of our Savior.  A time when, as C S Lewis said, “The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.”

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. Personally, I enjoy it all – the music, food, gifts and general good cheer that accompanies the season. But most importantly I love the remembrance and celebration of the birth of Jesus, the reason for the season.  Corrie Ten Boom said it best – “Who can add to Christmas?  The perfect motive is that God so loved…

Ghosts in Hell

hqdefaultC. S. Lewis stated in his book Mere Christianity that “Each day we are becoming a creature of splendid glory or one of unthinkable horror.”  In his book Perelandra Lewis describes how the Garden of Eden scene might have played out on another planet.  A character in the book, Professor Weston, becomes demon possessed and thereafter loses an independent personality as he becomes controlled by Satan and eventually becomes indistinguishable from Satan.  Weston plays the role of tempter of the Eve character (the Lady of Perelandra) and is described as the Un-man.

Lewis describes Weston…