C.S. Lewis as Literary Critic and Medieval Scholar

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 Faithlife staff member Ben Amundgaard critiquing three scholarly works included in this collection. [Read more…]

3 Simple Reasons You Can’t Dismiss Miracles in the Bible

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.

In this excerpt from God in the Dock, Lewis explains why belief in miracles can’t be dismissed as a vestige of an antiquated worldview. It has been lightly edited for length.

I have known only one person in my life who claimed to have seen a ghost. It was a woman; and the interesting thing is that she disbelieved in the immortality of the soul before seeing the ghost and still disbelieves after having seen it. She thinks it was a hallucination.

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The Only Three Kinds of Things Anyone Need Ever Do

“Remember that there are only three kinds of things anyone need ever do. (1.) Things we ought to do (2.) Things we’ve got to do (3.) Things we like doing.”
— C.S. Lewis

It’s C.S. Lewis Week on the blog as we celebrate his 30-volume Logos collection being 30% off, and our team is bringing you a host of our favorite excerpts. [Read more…]

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…]

Why We Do What We Do: C.S. Lewis on Motivation

Picking my favorite C.S. Lewis piece is like picking my favorite child. I can’t do it. I won’t. I love them all. But on any given day, one of them may be especially and noticeably good. Today, one is. It’s a sermon called “The Weight of Glory.”

Before I continue, let me say it’s silly and wrong that you are reading me and not Lewis right now. You should just get the collection in which “The Weight of Glory” appears and start reading.

That said, I do find that when I know what others have found in something, I get more out of it myself. So let me list three things I have learned from Lewis’ excellent sermon “The Weight of Glory.” [Read more…]

Men Without Chests: Lewis, Relativism, and the Soul of Christianity

 

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 Faithlife staff member Daniel Motley reflecting on Lewis’ warnings against relativism. [Read more…]

Christianity Is the Poem Itself: C.S. Lewis on the Grand Miracle

“In science we have been reading only the notes to a poem; in Christianity we find the poem itself.”       — C.S. Lewis

This is one of many memorable lines in the crescendo of C.S. Lewis’ Miracles. The book refutes popular arguments against the supernatural, ending with a stirring reflection of what he calls the Grand Miracle: the Incarnation.

Enjoy this excerpt as part our week-long celebration of C.S. Lewis’ life and writings, and get Miracles and 29 other works in the C.S. Lewis Collection—30% off for just a few more days. [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…]

Did Jesus Have Female Apostles?

Paul’s final greetings to the Roman Church seem typical. We might just skim over the list of names without a second thought. But one name within that list has become the focus of controversy and heated debate:

Greet Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen and my fellow prisoners. They are well known among the apostles, and they were in Christ before me. (Rom 16:7) [Read more…]