One of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century, C.S. Lewis, when listening to the mentality of “younger is smarter/newer is better,” coined the term “chronological snobbery.” To put it in terms everyone can understand, it’s called pride, arrogance and immaturity. I once read the following statement by a young pastor in his early 30’s: … Continue reading Chronological Snobbery
A professor of mine, Dr. Michael Ward (University of Oxford), recently wrote a timely article entitled, "C.S. Lewis and the Art of Arguing." In light of how hostile and acrimonious debate can become on social media, I thought a couple of quotes from the essay might provide food-for-thought next time someone challenges your political or … Continue reading Social Media, Lewis and the Art of Disagreement
"Love hurts" sang the rock band, Nazareth, in 1975. But, the only alternative to never being heart-broken is to never allow oneself to love. So goes the saying, "It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all." C.S. Lewis comments: "Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung … Continue reading Love Is Risky Business – But It’s Worth It
[Jesus said],“When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and finding none it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when it comes, it finds the house swept and put in order. Then it goes and brings seven other spirits more … Continue reading Homeless Demons
Allow me to begin by saying those who hold to an atheistic worldview are precious in the sight of God. I have friends who are atheists. And I love them deeply. This is, in no way, a personal attack on those who hold to atheism. You won't find any snide remarks or insults in this … Continue reading Atheism Failed Me
"It is funny how mortals always picture us as putting things into their minds: in reality our best work is done by keeping things out." C.S. Lewis; "The Screwtape Letters"; Demon Uncle Screwtape writing to his novice demon nephew, Wormwood.
[Jesus prayed,] “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you … Continue reading A House United
Lewis is spot-on. The rest of the story, which Lewis also knew well, is recorded for us in the Bible: "For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God..." (1 Peter 3:18) https://twitter.com/cslewisdaily/status/429697566733635584