Reconciliation: Reflecting God’s Fullness Together

It’s C.S. Lewis week here at Faithlife! We’re celebrating the scholar’s life and writings, and with that, discounting the 30-volume C.S. Lewis Collection for one week only.

This is a post from Ryan J. Pemberton (M.T.S., Duke Divinity School), minister for university engagement at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, Calif., contemplating reconciliation through the lens of C.S. Lewis. [Read more…]

C.S. Lewis: A Lutheran Appreciation

It’s C.S. Lewis week here at Faithlife! We’re celebrating the scholar’s life and writings, and with that, discounting the 30-volume C.S. Lewis Collection for one week only.

This is a post from Dr. Eric Phillips, pastor of Concordia Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) in Nashville, Tennessee, pondering whether a Lutheran version of appreciating Lewis exists. [Read more…]

C.S. Lewis: An Appreciation

It’s C.S. Lewis week here at Faithlife! We’re celebrating the scholar’s life and writings, and with that, discounting the 30-volume C.S. Lewis Collection for one week only.

This is a post from Revd. Dr. Tim Perry, Rector of the Church of the Epiphany (Anglican) in Sudbury, ON, and teacher in the Joint Faculty of Religious Studies at Laurentian University, also in Sudbury. Dr. Perry reflects on Lewis’ unique ability to speak to all types of people. [Read more…]

Look. Listen. Receive. C.S. Lewis on Reading.

It’s C.S. Lewis week here at Faithlife! We’re celebrating the scholar’s life and writings, and with that, discounting the 30-volume C.S. Lewis Collection for one week only.

This is a post from Adam B. Shaeffer, PhD, Durham University, contemplating Lewis’ An Experiment in Criticism. 

I love C.S. Lewis. I have read and reread his works more times than I can count. Whenever someone asks me which of his books is my favorite, I point to one that often garners puzzled looks: An Experiment in Criticism. [Read more…]

Last Chance for Early Bird Pricing

Our guest author is Dr. Gerry Breshears, a professor of theology at Western Seminary and a Faithlife Mobile Ed instructor.

I was raised in a great Christian family going to church. But when I asked some basic questions like, “Why do you think Jesus was God?” I was told in effect, “Nice Christian boys don’t ask questions like that.”

As I sank deep into the despair of Ayn Randian selfishness, an intelligent Christian friend challenged me to look firsthand at Jesus. So I read the Gospels personally, something I had never done before. Jesus who had been a moral illustration for doctrinal sermons grabbed my imagination. I found him to be the most amazing human ever. I wondered, “Why didn’t someone introduce me to him?” and began a lifelong quest to know him deeply and personally. [Read more…]

Defending Truth in an Age of Confusion: Why Apologetics Matters

This is a guest post from Bobby Conway, pastor of Life Fellowship Church and author of The One Minute Apologist. Get it on Pre-Pub for a limited time.

Like most people, the first time I heard the word “apologetics” I was befuddled. I was driving down Interstate 5 in Southern California en route to work at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, and for the life of me, I couldn’t understand why there was such a stress for Christians to apologize. After showing up at work, I asked a fellow Christian what the word meant—and that’s when I discovered, to my relief, that apologetics means “to defend the faith.”

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Why I Like C. S. Lewis

Today’s guest post was written by Ryan Pemberton, the author of the Walking with C. S. Lewis companion guide.

The wardrobe was foreign to me. As was the image of a faun carrying parcels under a lamppost in the snow, and the golden-maned lion, Aslan. All of those characters and features so central to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe were lost on me when I first read C. S. Lewis. I hadn’t grown up reading The Chronicles of Narnia, unlike so many friends. At 19, my first interaction with C. S. Lewis came in the form of Mere Christianity, a compilation of Lewis’s broadcast talks on Christianity delivered over BBC radio during World War II.
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Celebrating the Life and Work of Dr. Tony Ash

Today’s post was written by David Swearingen, a longtime friend and colleague of Dr. Tony Ash.

Dr. Anthony Lee “Tony” Ash, author and narrator of Walking With C.S. Lewis, a new Lexham Press video curriculum, died after a short illness on December 6, 2017; he was 86 years old.
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Abraham Kuyper’s Nuanced View of Islam

In 1905, Abraham Kuyper, the Dutch statesman and theologian, set forth on a journey around the Mediterranean Sea, visiting 80 sites and cities in 20 countries. His travels brought him to ancient lands and some of the most revered sites of Christianity. They also brought him face-to-face, for the first time, with the Islamic world.
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The Gospel according to Moses

This post is adapted from the transcript to Dr. Daniel Block’s Mobile Ed course on Deuteronomy.

To a lot of people, the only disease worse than Leviticus is Deuteronomy. We don’t like this book, we don’t understand this book, we don’t get the point of this book, and we are glad that it’s not in our New Testament.

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