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 […]
Canon Phil Ashey poses the ostensibly odd question in his weekly Anglican Perspective video. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSyQXD92VbA?list=PLB721E2108285B372&hl=en_US] H/T American Anglican Council What do you think? Share your thoughts below!
The following article appeared on the American Spectator website and was posted with permission. C.S. Lewis is best known for the Chronicles of Narnia series but he was also a proponent of Just War theory. (Photo credit: Blogspot ) Stanley Hauerwas of Duke University, America’s most influential Christian pacifist, has a new article respectfully critiquing famed Christian […]
By Mark Tooley Stanley Hauerwas of Duke University, America’s most influential Christian pacifist, has a new article respectfully critiquing famed Christian apologist C.S. Lewis’s support for Just War. The piece is worth reading both because Hauerwas is guru to so many clergy and because few pacifists in the church have the verve to challenge Lewis so directly. […]
“That which you mistake for madness is but an overacuteness of the senses.”― Edgar Allan Poe What follows is probably going to be my most personal take on the 2012 General Assembly. In my title, I say “one of my darkest experiences” since I think those moments of sinning in secret (whether when no human […]