Tag: C. S. Lewis

Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on C. S. Lewis

In the last decade a slew of Narnia movies were released in theaters and, though C. S. Lewis has been gone more than 50 years, his books are still as popular as ever. He’s the famous atheist-turned-Christian, but what exactly did he believe and what did he contribute to Christianity? Here’s your crash course on the life and accomplishments of…

3 Timeless Books on Christianity

When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food. —Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch Renaissance scholar and theologian Reading books has been an obsession of mine since my conversion to Christianity as a college sophomore. I sensed my mind really mattered in serving the Lord; so I began a serious pursuit of…

Reflections on Prayer (Part 2)

Today RTB editor Maureen Moser and I conclude a discussion on prayer. (See part 1 here.) **** C. S. Lewis is credited with saying, “I don’t pray to change God’s mind; I pray to change my mind.” What would you say is the purpose of prayer in Christian life? That’s a great comment by Lewis. The purpose of prayer is…

God’s Compassion in Narnia

In my recent reflections on the 50th anniversary of C. S. Lewis’ death, I focused on the influence Lewis has had through works like Mere Christianity. Now I’ve asked RTB editor and Take Two blogger Maureen Moser to offer her thoughts on Lewis’ impact through his popular fiction.

Quote of the Week: Richard Purtill

One way of getting a preliminary insight into [C. S.] Lewis’ argument [from reason] is to ask whether nature is a product of mind or mind is a product of nature. If God created nature, as Christians believe, then nature is understandable by reason because it is a product of reason. —Richard Purtill, C. S. Lewis’ Case for the Christian…

Remembering C. S. Lewis 50 Years after His Death, Part 2

The great Christian thinker and writer C. S. Lewis died the same day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated—November 22, 1963. Due to the broad coverage of the assassination, Christians in America didn’t learn of Lewis’s death immediately. In commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of Lewis’s death I’d like to briefly outline one of the ideas he wrote about that…

Quote of the Week: C. S. Lewis

Christianity is almost the only one of the great religions which thoroughly approves of the body—which believes that matter is good, that God Himself once took on a human body, that some kind of body is going to be given to us even in Heaven and is going to be an essential part of our happiness, our beauty, and our…

My Time in the United Kingdom

I had a great day today (Thursday: 5/24). It was long and tiring but I thoroughly enjoyed it. First, I got to tour C. S. Lewis’ home (called The Kilns). Michael Ward, a leading scholar on Lewis, gave us a tour of the house and then gave a lecture on The Chronicles of Narnia. The house was great and Ward…