The New Testament tells us the Rich Man could see Lazarus over the gulf between the Inferno and Paradise. Judging from this lecture, it’s doubtful Schori can see Lewis over the gulf that separates them.
Lewis has not only united classical Anglicans but Christians in general with his impressive corpus of writing; Jefferts Schori has managed to help catalyze a global rupture in the world third largest Christian communion.
My task is a daunting one. Writing on the greatest Christian thinker of modern times, on the 50th anniversary of his death, leaves one with a sense of bewilderment. Lewis was walking this earth a mere half century ago – students who sat under him are still alive today – yet already volumes upon volumes […]
Hallowmas is one of the few remaining times of the year when traditionalist are at each other’s throats. All Saint’s and All Soul’s day remain important feasts in the Catholic traditions, and for those many who take their Reformed heritage seriously, Reformation Day has become an important occasion to reaffirm their beliefs. As a good Anglican, I find myself caught somewhere in the middle, yet with strong sympathy toward the Catholic side.
“Anxiety, nightmares and a nervous breakdown there’s only so many traumas a person can withstand until they take to the streets and start screaming,” says Jasmine, the lead character in Woody Allen’s film “Blue Jasmine.” But in the end, Jasmine doesn’t take to the streets screaming. She fades into the sad, solipsistic Hell of the lies she’s told herself for years.
If the modern world is returning to paganism its end will not, as the leftists believe, be mankind’s return to a state of nature where he peacefully eats acorns with his fellow man. However, neither will it mean the end of the world as the conservatives believe. The end of paganism is Beowulf.
Before writing his famous book, Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis was told by many advisors that ordinary Christians would not be interested in theology, that “dry old stuff,” but rather in plain, practical religion. He countered that he really didn’t think such ordinary readers were so foolish. He thought they would welcome the study of theology, which means “science of God.” “Any man who wants to think about God at all would like to have the clearest and most accurate ideas about Him which are available. You are not children: why should you be treated like children?”
(Photo source:Horizon Research Institute) By Nathaniel Torrey In C.S. Lewis’ classic epistolary novel, The Screwtape Letters, the elder devil Screwtape counsels his young nephew on how best to lure a young man away from God and securely into Hell. One of the techniques he suggests to Wormwood is inculcating what Screwtape calls “The Historical Point […]