C.S. Lewis

Top 10 Misquoted Lines from C.S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis, described by some as the “patron saint of American evangelicals,” is a very quotable writer, and evangelical Christians love to invoke …

Brutal

An Essayist Searching for Alternate Worlds

<b>TRUE STORIES</b> <b><br>And Other Essays</b><br>By Francis Spufford<br>336 pp. Yale University Press. $25.<p>Francis Spufford is a highly cultivated English writer who possesses vast stores of curiosity. A senior lecturer at Goldsmiths College, University of London, he has written nonfiction books on such diverse topics as …

Books

Five things to to in Metro Vancouver, Nov. 24-30 | The Province

<b>The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe</b><p><b>Nov. 25-Dec. 31</b> | <i>The Waterfront Theatre, Granville Is.</i><p><b>Tickets and info</b>: From $18, at …

Canadian News

Prufrock: The Politics of C. S. Lewis, a Short History of Flash Photography, and Roger Scruton on the Farm

<b>Reviews and News:</b><p>Max Deutsch is an amateur chess player with a knack for learning quickly. He wondered if he could beat the world’s best with only a …

Conservative View

Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life

A repackaged edition of the revered author’s spiritual memoir, in which he recounts the story of his divine journey and eventual conversion to …

Literature

Tesla's Q4: Brace Yourself For Another Loss

CoverDrive has offered his preliminary Q4 EPS estimates. I've got bad news, good news, and really exciting news.<p>The bad news: CoverDrive sees $638 …

Business

'Thor: Ragnarok' Review -- Marvel's Latest Movie is Cosmic & Light-Hearted

by November 27, 2017, Issue<p>In eternity you can only become more like yourself. From Aquinas to C. S. Lewis, this insight has played a crucial role in …

Comics

Read a Chapter from Nicholas Hytner's Memoir, BALANCING ACTS

From Balancing Acts by Tony and Olivier Award-winning artistic director Nicholas Hytner: a memoir about his career directing theater, producing films …

Books

A Hogwarts House Reading List: 20 Books for Slytherins

It takes a lot of smarts to achieve your dreams and conquer the world. Slytherins know that better than anybody. And no, not all Slytherins are evil …

Books

Alzheimer’s Locks Up Its Victims, but Christ Holds the Key

On September 15, 2010, my grandmother, Fannie Karedis, died peacefully in her hospital bed after a decade-long struggle with Alzheimer’s. She was …

Alzheimer's Disease

Why Christians Must Support Gun Control

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Tex. — Here in rural Texas, the hay, baled and rolled, waits for winter. The corn is shorn and the stiff yucca stands guard in the dusk. I know this country; it is a short drive from my home, past places like the Devil’s Backbone and Purgatory to skinny Cibolo Creek, choked by …

Guns

Shadowlands: A Beautifully Stuffy Lecture on Love and Suffering. | Times Square Chronicles

Shadowlands: A Beautifully Stuffy Lecture on Love and Suffering.<p>Daniel Gerroll, Robin Abramson Photo Jeremy Daniel<p>As a modern play, I would bet that</i> …

How to cope with grief

There are very few things as certain in life as the experience of loss. We have all had, or will have, to say goodbye to someone who we cherish …

Medicine

Setting sail: a life-changing week on board a gulet

<i>Gumusluk</i> <i>resident Marie Coggin takes us back to the beginning of her long love affair with Turkey.</i><p>I was in dire need of a break from work. My …

Aegean Sea

6 Things We Must Never Forget After the Texas Church Massacre

After a long day of teaching and counseling at our church, I drove home to sit in my chair. When I pulled up the news on my phone, the headlines were …

Faith

On My Shelf: Life and Books with George Marsden

<i>On My Shelf</i> helps you get to know various writers through a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their lives as readers.<p>I asked George Marsden—historian, …

Evangelical Christianity

Honoring Narcissistic Parents?!?

“Daddy, how do you honor your parents,” I asked, “if you never see them?” Sagely he responded, “I honor my parents by taking good care of your mother …

Parenting

Let’s Cast a Vision for Mere Sexuality

In the opening chapter of <i>The Benedict Option</i>, Rod Dreher observes, “American Christians are going to have to come to terms with the brute fact that …

Faith

‘Suffering Is Love in Action’: C. S. Lewis on Stage in New York City

In a new production of Shadowlands, the lightness of romantic comedy is blended with with just enough theological depth.<p>‘Your letters have been the …

Literature

Beautiful Monster — Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique Is Here!

The Beautiful Monster, <i>Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique</i>, is here! It’s beautiful because it’s the best single …

Evolution

C. S. Lewis

Talk to me about the truth of religion and I’ll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I’ll listen submissively. But don’t come …

Review: ‘Shadowlands,’ a Tale of C.S. Lewis’s Romance, Tackles a Different Tragedy

When the public mood is a triple-strength cocktail of anxiety and alarm, there is something to be said for theater as comfort food. Heresy, I know — but it can be calming to sit for a while with a sturdily crafted, nicely cast play that was mild even when it was new.<p>Case in point: William …

The Theatre

Shadowlands

"If God loves us, why does He allow us to suffer so much?" Richard Dawkins couldn't spread the seed of atheism faster than have all the unsatisfying …

Literature

The Pastor and Pathological Self-Criticism

Back in the early ’90s, Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan was hit in the mouth by a chopping grounder off the bat of Bo Jackson. He managed to pick up …

Evangelical Christianity

Newsmax's 25 All-Time Greatest Christian Books

So many extraordinary volumes have emerged from the Christian faith that it would indeed take divine inspiration to do them all justice.

Literature

A radio journey into the childhood of C.S. Lewis

The author’s upbringing in Northern Ireland was inspiration for his Narnia stories.<p>As temperatures drop and days get shorter, now seems a lovely time …

Northern Ireland

A Memoir’s Humble Tale of Teaching (James Forman Jr. and Arthur Evenchik)

<b>I have not published a book review on my blog in the eight years I have written posts. Usually I read the book and mention it in a post.</b><p><b>This</b> …

Books

Why Did God Kill Onan? (The Bible on Contraception)

(2-9-04)<p><b>Genesis 38:9-10</b>: “But Onan knew that the offspring would not be his; so when he went in to his brother’s wife he spilled the semen on the …

Faith

20 Great ‘Protestant’ Films

The legacy of the Protestant Reformation<i>—</i>marking its 500th anniversary this month<i>—</i>has echoed down through the centuries in almost every area of life. …

Evangelical Christianity

Does Life Have a Purpose?

The body bags were blue.<p>In every movie I’d seen body bags were always black. Even the gurneys on the side of the road after a fatal car accident …

Scientific Research