Posts Tagged ‘C.S. Lewis’

Pull Question: The Origin of the Species

Why is the existence of God beyond the scope of science for Darwin? Darwin’s Origin of the Species ends with the following sentence: There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet...
February 27th, 2014 | Pull Questions | Read More

Weekly Roundup (Shutdown Edition)

If the cover image worried you for a moment, fear not, faithful readers.  The Evangelical Outpost did not shut down this week.  We’re an essential service! Politico takes us on a photo tour of the previous 17 federal government shutdowns.  (What might be most surprising to many people, given...
October 4th, 2013 | Other | Read More

How Does It Feel to Be the Next C. S. Lewis?

C. S. Lewis is dead and we need a new one, someone who can articulate a smart mere Christianity, not just a vague pan-Christianity. We need someone with imagination and intelligence, uniting the visible with the invisible, helping people accept the unseeable God behind the tangible world and like what...
September 3rd, 2013 | Art & Literature, Featured | Read More

Stick with the Basics: On Study and Learning

Once in a Bible study at church, a guy said something that has become paradigmatic for me: he said that in following Jesus, we always have to stick to the basics. We have to continually revisit the basics of the faith so that we do not fall like a massive tree with no roots. Sticking to the basics does...
May 7th, 2013 | Religion | Read More

Consider the Birds of the Air

Consider the birds of the air. Specifically, consider the sparrow. A person can learn as much from a bird such as this as they can from any other element of Creation. Maybe that’s why Jesus drew the eyes of the people to the birds of the air—he knew they were some of the best teachers, and they spoke...
March 28th, 2013 | Religion, The Gospel | Read More

Pagan “Northernness”

C.S. Lewis once spoke on the allure of pagan “northernness” and how it ultimately lead to his conversion to Christianity.  He was “engulfed” by “a vision of huge, clear spaces hanging above the Atlantic in the endless twilight of Northnern summer; remoteness, severity.” ...
September 21st, 2012 | Book Reviews, Culture, Evangelicals, History, Religion | Read More

There is Nothing, Son, Under the Gnu: Or, Originality is Overrated

If you want to make a name for yourself, a good way to start is to attack something people believe without question. The broad-minded will hear you, the doctrinaire will attack you, and everybody else will check you out just to learn why everyone is so excited. “Blind” faith can be a sort...
June 13th, 2012 | Blogging, Culture, Featured, Media, Religion | Read More

Michael Ward: Narnia, C.S. Lewis, and Classical Cosmology

It’s Wednesday. The work week is half over. Take a deep breath, put your feet up, and enjoy Planet Narnia author Michael Ward‘s enlightening and entertaining take on C.S. Lewis’ much loved Chronicles of Narnia: Michael Ward at the University of Kansas: part 1 Part 2
August 17th, 2011 | Book Reviews, Education, Media, Other | Read More