Monthly Archives: January 2007

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity: Analysis and Application Part XIII, Lewis and Charity

Lewis’ discussion on charity is captivating and simple. It is in essence the summary of the law. Love is that great attribute of God that spurs us to love others and to obey God. This point is worth stressing. Love … Continue reading

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Jeremiah and Daniel

This morning I am taking Jeremiah and Daniel with Professor Tremper Longman. What a gifted communicator! Tremper adds a unique perspective into Old Testament literature. Here’s a sample quote from today’s lecture: Don’t spend all your time arguing against what … Continue reading

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Library Lounging

A beautiful day here in Orlando. While my wife attended a Bible Study, I spent a considerable amount of time in the local library. What a treasure! I bought 8 books for $7. I read another 40 pages of Murray’s … Continue reading

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The Overweening Government…

The arrogance of this government should serve as a powerful reminder to future governments.  You do not win by repeating mistakes. Mistakes are meant to teach lessons, not to embolden a leader to continue in his endeavors. Sometimes boldness can … Continue reading

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Mary Through the Centuries…

I am pleased to inform that I was chosen to receive a copy of Mary Through the Centuries: Her Place in the History of Culture, by Jaroslav Pelikan, in the next few days. Reformedcatholicism.com offers a free book every month. … Continue reading

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The Great God

This Lord’s Day Order of Worship for January 28th is now available. A New Audio Prayer from the Valley of Vision has been added: The Great God.

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C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity: Analysis and Application Part XII, Lewis on Pride

Jack and Joy St. Augustine wrote in the fourth century that the first thing that overcame man would be the last thing he will overcome. Augustine referred here to pride. Pride is that infelicitous malady that at the moment we … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity: Analysis and Application Part XI, Lewis and War

Little Jack   Pacifism from its very foundation is immoral. It must be noted that of the countries liberated in World War II by the American and British troops (such as Poland and other European nations) are largely pacifists of … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity: Analysis and Application Part X, Lewis on the Role in the Home

Feminism is defined as the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men. Those of us in the 21st century are inheritors of the 1960’s. The despicable state of the family is in … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity: Analysis and Application Part IX

The Greeks divided the idea of love into “eros,” fileo,” and “Agape.”[1] The concept of “eros” is not found in the Bible though, fileo and agape are. These latter two terms tend to be used for brotherly love and a … Continue reading

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C.S.Lewis, Mere Christianity: Analysis and Application Part VIII

The greatest Christian men to have ever lived, were not great because of their theological prowess alone, but because their theology made a deep impact in their own lives. I remember reading some years ago A.N. Wilson’s massive biography of … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity: Analysis and Application Part VII

As a Young Man taken by his brother Warren I would like to continue dealing in shorter articles with Book III. It is here where Lewis discusses the Cardinal and Theological Virtues. These virtues have the power to transform cultures. … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity: Analysis and Application Part VI

In this final book,[1] Lewis speaks about the “so what” of the Christian life. Book III on Christian Behaviour goes far beyond the theological snobbery. In past times in Church History, theology was not seen as being application. This idea … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity: Analysis and Application Part V

   The latter section of What Christians Believe, C.S. Lewis expounds briefly on the different theories of the atonement. He does not wish to go in depth in any of the positions since this is not a theological treatise, but … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity: Analysis and Application Part IV

The second book entitled What Christians Believe deals with alternatives to the Christian faith. Lewis first establishes that though other religions are inherently wrong as a whole, yet Christians cannot categorically affirm that they have nothing to offer that is … Continue reading

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Before Continuing with C.S. Lewis…

As many may have already noticed, I have not written extensively on this blog this year, with the exception of three short pieces on my reading of C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity. This has been for obvious reasons. Among them, I … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity: Analysis and Application Part III

 C.S.Lewis ends the first book, dealing with two separate topics, namely, “What Lies Behind the Law,” and “We Have Cause to be Uneasy.” For Lewis (and it has been mentioned before), for a law to be worthy of obedience, it … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity: Analysis and Application Part II

  C.S. Lewis begins his discussion by applying the argument from morality. The general idea is that man in whatever circumstance he finds himself, is fully aware of a standard. For the atheist, that standard is circumstantial (or so he … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity – Analysis and Application Part I

Lewis, C.S. Mere Christianity. A Touchstone Book, Published by Simon & Schuster. New York, NY. 1952. This classic is drawn from three separate parts. The first is The Case for Christianity, then Christian Behaviour, and finally Beyond Personality. All three … Continue reading

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First Sunday After Advent and New Year: Reflections and Thankfulness

Our speaker this morning encouraged us to love sacrificially and to learn from others. It was a short, but needful sermon as we enter a new year. These are both difficult and precious applications to our Christain lives in this … Continue reading

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