C.S. Lewis: Atheist to Christian

C.S. Lewis and Friends

One of the things attractive about C.S. Lewis’s story is his journey from atheism to Christianity. You can learn about his experience in this video.

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The Silmarillion in Three Minutes

C.S. Lewis and Friends

One of my favourite books by J.R.R. Tolkien is the Silmarillion. But if you don’t want to take the time to read the entire book… 

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Men Without Chests Threaten Civilization

C.S. Lewis and Friends

It is incredible how C.S. Lewis’s writings continue to speak to us today and seem increasing relevant to our world. Chris Banescu has written an interesting article for American Think that you might enjoy. Mid-twentieth-century C. […]

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Ainulindalë (J.R.R Tolkien Short Animation)

C.S. Lewis and Friends

One of my favourite creation stories is J.R.R. Tolkien’s Ainulindalë as found in the Silmarillion. Willow Productions has created a nice animated version of the story. It is something all Tolkien fans will want to watch.

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C.S. Lewis on Self-Interest and Selfishness

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Is there a difference between self-interest and selfishness? Art Lindsley has written an article on C.S. Lewis’s position for the Washington Times. C.S. Lewis wrote much about the tension between self-interest and selfishness, offering renewed clarity […]

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C.S. Lewis on Reading Old Books

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C.S. Lewis couldn’t have predicted the details of this digital age and yet his wisdom might be exactly what we need to hear right now. Justin Dyer has written a very interesting article on this […]

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Thoughts on the Magician’s Nephew

C.S. Lewis and Friends

Although I have read the Chronicles of Narnia some years ago, I’m currently reading through them again with my daughter. I’m sure I’m enjoying the stories as much as, if not more than, my daughter. […]

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C.S. Lewis and Natural Law

C.S. Lewis and Friends

Many fans of C.S. Lewis never get around to reading his Abolition of Man and yet it has been a very influential book. Justin Dyer writes an interesting article on C.S. Lewis and natural law […]

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Why is C.S. Lewis Popular Among Evangelicals?

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C.S. Lewis is a hero to many evangelicals. But the reason for this is not very obvious. Lewis by no means fits the typical evangelical mould. David Russell Mosley, an ex-evangelical and now catholic, has […]

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Alister McGrath on the Life of C.S. Lewis

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  Of all the books on C.S. Lewis that I have read, one of my favourites is C.S. Lewis: A Life by Alister McGrath. In this video, McGrath talks a bit about Lewis and why […]

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C.S. Lewis’s Approach to Apologetics

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Although C.S. Lewis had many talents, his apologetics writing is what attracts quite a few of his fans. Jerry Roots leads a seminar on C.S. Lewis’s approach to apologetics found on the Bethinking website. You […]

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The Philosophical Journey of C.S. Lewis

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How much do you know about the philosophical journey of C.S. Lewis? Glenn J. Giokaris has written an interesting essay on this topic. As many people who have read the life story of C.S. Lewis realize, […]

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J.R.R. Tolkien Discusses the Lord of the Rings

J.R.R. Tolkien

There are many people who have thoughts about the Lord of the Rings and its meaning. However, it is nice to hear from the actual author. Listen to this recording of an interview with Tolkien […]

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William Lane Craig on C.S. Lewis

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One of the most influential Christian apologists today is William Lane Craig. In this video, Craig shares some thoughts on the influence of C.S. Lewis.

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Chesterton and the Power of Paradox

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One of the great influences on C.S. Lewis was G.K. Chesterton. However, Chesterton should be read for his own sake and not just for what he meant to Lewis. Joseph Pearce has written an interesting […]

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How Hollywood Reinvented C. S. Lewis

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I remember when the movie Shadowlands came out a number of years ago. As a huge C.S. Lewis fan and someone who enjoys Anthony Hopkins’s acting, I was pretty excited. While it was a good […]

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How Serious Are You About Studying Tolkien and Lewis?

Signum

Are you a diehard fan of Tolkien and Lewis? Do you wish that you could do some serious study of them and related topics? It is possible. There is a school called Signum University that […]

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Tolkien and Lewis: Hobbit to Space Trilogy

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In this video, Ryan Reeves of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary lectures on Tolkien and Lewis.

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Christopher Tolkien on the Silmarillion

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One of my favourite books by J.R.R. Tolkien is the Silmarillion. I still remember picking up a copy of it in a used bookstore in Ottawa and just devouring it. In this interesting video, Christopher […]

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C.S. Lewis and Conservative Politics

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Jacob Lupfer has responded to Peter Wehner’s recent post about C.S. Lewis and politics. Here is a short sample: Instead of claiming Lewis would be for an idealized vision of the religious right, they should […]

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C.S. Lewis and Politics

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Even the person normally not interested in politics is thinking about it these days. We are all looking for wisdom. Is it possible that we could learn from C.S. Lewis in our time of need? […]

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Why Wasn’t C.S. Lewis Roman Catholic?

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C.S. Lewis was by no means anti-Roman Catholic. He had a number of very close friends who were Catholic, not least of whom was J.R.R. Tolkien. Despite his deep respect and love for Catholics, Lewis […]

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The Hobbit – The Animated Movie

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Many years ago, I was flipping through the channels and came across a strange animated movie. I was about to pass it on by but something made me give it a chance. I was soon […]

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The Screwtape Letters Read by John Cleese

C.S. Lewis and Friends

One of my favourite books by C.S. Lewis is The Screwtape Letters. This book is such a great read and is so insightful both into human nature and spirituality. You can listen to The Screwtape […]

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Game of Thrones vs Lord of the Rings

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Although Game of Thrones follows the genre pioneered by Tolkien in the Lord of the Rings, there are some essential differences. Jerry Bowyer and Jack Lewis Bowyer reflect on the philosophical differences between Game of […]

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Real Maturity, C.S. Lewis and Imagination

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Barnabas Piper has written a very interesting post on the role of imagination in maturity. Healthy maturity is that which knows when and how to be childlike. A child might interrupt her parents to blurt […]

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How Jews Helped Inspire J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’

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I have heard the theory before that the dwarves in Tolkien’s works were inspired by the Jews. This is not surprising as he drew on other cultures for different groups within his mythology. This post […]

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Top 10 Facts About JRR Tolkien

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Almost everyone has heard about J.R.R. Tolkien, but how much do you know about him? William Hartston shares ten things about Tolkien that you may or may not have known about. You can find the […]

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The Princess and the Goblin

C.S. Lewis and Friends

I am a huge fan of C.S. Lewis, and so I pay attention when I hear about the authors that most influenced him. One of those authors is George MacDonald. MacDonald (1824-1905) was a Scottish […]

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C.S. Lewis: A Life

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By far the greatest influence on me, both as a Christian and as an apologist is C.S. Lewis. I was fortunate to discover him very early on in my Christian walk and he has helped […]

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Into the Region of Awe: Mysticism in C.S. Lewis

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What do you think of when you think of C.S. Lewis? If you are anything like me, you think of Lewis the intellectual. Lewis was brilliant at everything he did, from English literature to rational […]

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C.S. Lewis Challenges the Jesus Myth

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Certain forms of the Jesus Myth Theory make a big deal out of the dying and rising theme where the experience of a god represents what is taking place in nature with regard to seasons […]

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The Essential C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis and Friends

I have read many of C.S. Lewis’ most popular books but there are plenty of his writings that I have not read. That’s why I was happy to pick up a copy of The Essential C.S. […]

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Surprised by Joy

Surprised by Joy

As part of my current research on C.S. Lewis, I recently read his autobiography, Surprised by Joy. It is an important book for understanding Lewis but it is not what many people would expect. If […]

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C.S. Lewis: Lightbearer in the Shadowlands

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I have been doing some research into the life and writings of C.S. Lewis and one of the books that I came across was C.S. Lewis: Lightbearer in the Shadowlands, edited by Angus Menuge. The […]

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10 Things I Appreciate About C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis and Friends

Most (but not all) Christians have a great fondness for C.S. Lewis. This is especially true of those involved in apologetics. Here are ten things that I really appreciate about Lewis. 1. He had a […]

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My Thoughts on the Hobbit Movie Trilogy

C.S. Lewis and Friends

I finally got around to seeing the third movie in the Hobbit movie trilogy. Since it is way too late to give my review of that movie, I thought I would give my thoughts on […]

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Spiritual Dangers and Apologetics

Apologetics and Theology

I came across this surprising quote that may shock some readers: “I envy you not having to think any more about Christian apologetics.  My correspondents force the subject on me again and again.  It is […]

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Insights into Evil from the Lord of the Rings

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Philosopher Peter Kreeft is a great fan of Tolkien and in this lecture, looks at the insights from the Lord of the Rings concerning the nature of evil.  I am not sure what Tolkien would […]

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