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Is It Good to Be Nice?

February 7, 2015

Mean and nice are thoroughly subjective judgments. They say something about us and our feelings, but nothing about abortion, marriage, or any other moral question, public or private.

C.S. Lewis writing in his study.

Stories, Not Arguments, Shape Imaginations

March 29, 2014

If stories convince us that certain positions are absurd or foolish, reason, logic, and data will look foolish, mean-spirited, and absurd.


C.S. Lewis Curiously Absent from “C.S. Lewis Lecture”

March 13, 2014

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.


#Facepalm Friday: Pres. Bishop Jefferts-Schori to Give C. S. Lewis Lecture

February 21, 2014

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.


That They All May Be One: Christian Unity at the March for Life

January 21, 2014

“Those who suffer the same things from the same people for the same Person can scarcely not love each other.”


C.S. Lewis: Christian Mentor

November 22, 2013

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…


Chesterton and Lewis: Anglican Reflections on the Reformation

November 1, 2013

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.

Would I Lie to Me?

October 9, 2013

“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.

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Seamus Heaney’s Beowulf

September 13, 2013

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.


The Great Tradition—the Essential Guidance System for the Church

September 4, 2013

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?”

Screwtape and The Historical Point of View

January 9, 2013

(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…

Would You Become a Dog?

October 22, 2012

Canon Phil Ashey poses the ostensibly odd question in his weekly Anglican Perspective video. [youtube] H/T American Anglican Council What do you think? Share your thoughts below!