Monthly Archives: August 2011

Lewis and Conversion

As most of you probably know, C.S. Lewis grew up in Northern Ireland in a Christian family. They certainly attended church while Lewis was growing up. Lewis details in his autobiography, Surprised by Joy, how the death of his mother … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis on Approaching Books

During our sessions in Oxford, Pastor Earl Palmer noted that many people today have lost the sense of wonder in reading books. Our culture prizes “criticism” and opinion and often asks that we come to an author’s work prepared to … Continue reading

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Lewis: Writing Letters to Children

Our main teacher during the week at the C. S. Lewis Foundation seminar, Earl Palmer, is one of those teachers you love to listen to. His words are chosen carefully, and he speaks as a “fellow traveler” in contrast to … Continue reading

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Reflections on Lewis: Following Christ and Safety

Those of you who know me well understand that C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien are my favorite authors.  I was introduced to both authors while a student in college at a time when I was struggling with … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Daughter

When Ruth and I were married almost 32 years ago we had dreams of careers, family and children. In our wedding ceremony we chose the song from Fiddler on the Roof to symbolize how quickly time passes. You may remember … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis – ‘Be Known’

“He makes each soul unique. If He had no use for all these differences, I do not see why He should have created more souls than one. Be sure that the ins and outs of your individuality are no mystery … Continue reading

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