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C.S. Lewis’ Most Controversial Beliefs

Without a doubt. C.S. Lewis is my favourite Christian author. Although he is popular among evangelicals, some of his beliefs are not without controversy. Few figures loom larger over the past century of Christianity...

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C. S. Lewis and the Great War

Like his friend J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis fought in the First World War. Joseph Loconte has written an article on this for the National Review. In the spring of 1918, Germany and the Central...

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C.S. Lewis on Prayer

Prayer is an important part of the Christian life. But role does it play? Does prayer accomplish anything or is it just a religious duty? No one has all the answers, but C.S. Lewis,...

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Thoughts on the Last Battle

I recently finished rereading The Chronicles of Narnia with the final battle being The Last Battle. A good book (or series of books) is only as good as its conclusion and The Last Battle...

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Thoughts on the Silver Chair

Like any series of books, C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia vary in quality. Although they are all good, some are better than others. One of my favourites is The Silver Chair. This story...

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How C.S. Lewis Encouraged J.R.R. Tolkien

Two of my favourite authors are C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Not only were they friends, Tolkien was instrumental in Lewis becoming a Christian. What not as many people know is that Lewis helped...

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What Does it Mean to Become Like Christ?

James Knight has written an article on Becoming Like Christ. Lots of writing has had a huge impact on my life – particularly in the fields of philosophy, economics, politics, literature, science and, most...

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C.S. Lewis’s View of Women

Randy Alcorn has written an interesting article on C.S. Lewis’s view of women. In 1949, Lewis sent his five-year-old god-daughter Lucy Barfield the completed manuscript of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe with...

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Thoughts on Prince Caspian

I recently finished reading Prince Caspian. I had read it before, but most of my memories of the story come from the movie version. Prince Caspian was the second of the Chronicles of Narnia...

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Lewis, Tolkien, and the Shadow of War

Both J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis served in the First World War. Chris Gehrz has written on this: Tolkien, older than his future friend by nearly seven years, entered military service first, arriving in France...

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The Lion, the Lamb and the Manger

For our family, there are a handful of movies that no Christmas season would be complete without watching together. One of these is the most recent film adaptation of C. S. Lewis’ “The Lion,...

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Always Winter and Never Christmas

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe can be considered a Christmas story because it is set in Narnia, a cursed kingdom where it’s “always winter but never Christmas.” Fortunately, for Narnia, the spell...

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Thoughts on The Horse and His Boy

I have been reading the Chronicles of Narnia to my youngest daughter. I have decided to read them in chronological order rather than publication. So we read the Horse and His Boy third, even...

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A Critical Look at the Last Battle

I’m currently reading through the Chronicles of Narnia for the second time, the first time having been about ten years ago. So far, I’m only four books into the series (I won’t go into...

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Billy Graham and C. S. Lewis

Two of the most influential Christians in the 20th century were C.S. Lewis and Billy Graham. Although from different backgrounds, they both have made significant impact for the Church. William Benson has written a...

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C.S. Lewis and the Art of Disagreement

We live in a world where disagreements are sharp and people are easily offended. Does C.S. Lewis have anything to teach us on this? Michael Ward has written an interesting post for the Intercollegiate...

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The Art of the Thank You Note

David C. Downing has written an interesting post on being thankful at the official C.S. Lewis website. On the subject of thanksgiving, C. S. Lewis believed we should be grateful for all the fortunes...

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C.S. Lewis and Rational Argument

In this opening lecture on “C.S. Lewis and the Rational Argument”, Professor Alister McGrath, the author of a recent biography of C.S. Lewis, explores the role that rational, philosophical argumentation played throughout Lewis’s life,...

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Lewis and Tolkien: An Epic Friendship

There were many things that C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien had in common, including a love of literature, brilliant minds, gifted writing and Christian faith. One of the other things that they had in...

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All About Jack Podcast

If you are interested in learning more about C.S. Lewis, you might like the All About Jack Podcast. Although the latest episode was from a couple of years ago, you might enjoy the episodes...

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Men Without Chests by C.S. Lewis

Men Without Chests is the first chapter of C.S. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man. C.S. Lewis Doodle does another fantastic job of presenting Lewis’s thoughts in a fresh way.

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A Crash Course in C.S. Lewis

Have you always wanted to know more about C.S. Lewis? Ken Samples has written a blog post that offers a crash course on C.S. Lewis. You can find it here. I encourage you to...

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Men Without Chests Threaten Civilization

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...

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C.S. Lewis on Self-Interest and Selfishness

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...

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C.S. Lewis on Reading Old Books

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...

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Thoughts on the Magician’s Nephew

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...

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C.S. Lewis and Natural Law

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...

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The Philosophical Journey of C.S. Lewis

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...

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How Hollywood Reinvented C. S. Lewis

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...

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C.S. Lewis and Conservative Politics

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...

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C.S. Lewis and Politics

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...

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Why Wasn’t C.S. Lewis Roman Catholic?

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,...

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Real Maturity, C.S. Lewis and Imagination

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...

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C.S. Lewis: A Life

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...

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The Essential C.S. Lewis

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...

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