Tag Archives: CS Lewis

Harry Potter and the Resurrection

Today brought the third quarter of the school year to a close.  The quarter both started and ended with a chapel (which I think is pretty rare).  After spending most of the quarter with different speakers walk through the fruit … Continue reading

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Collective Versus Community

I’m slowly but surely trying to write myself into a place where I’ve articulated something wonderfully, frustratingly inductive about church and community.  About a week ago I posted some quick thoughts around C. S. Lewis’s consideration of the church in … Continue reading

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Restoring Membership?

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been trying to post some thoughts that hit all around the question of the self and the Christian community.  This has been particularly interesting for me during this season of Lent, when much … Continue reading

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Lewis and the “Nasty People”

A few days ago I was reflecting on the place of the (Christian) seeker in the midst of other Christians who may no longer really be seeking much of anything (at least in some existential way). This is not to … Continue reading

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Unclosed Loop: How to Think

The floor of my digital mind is littered with reflections that didn’t make it to this site.  At the end of December, I started titling a handful of entries with the phrase “Unclosed Loop.”  It’s a reference to something I … Continue reading

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Taking a Dip in Myth

Lewis continued his discussion of The Lord of the Rings as myth in “The Dethronement of Power,” his review of The Two Towers and The Return of the King that appeared in the October 1955 issue of Time and Tide. … Continue reading

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Nostalgia and Narsil

In his review of The Fellowship of the Ring, Lewis tackles the charges of “fiction as escapism or nostalgia” head-on.  We saw hints of it in yesterday’s excerpt.  We get an even better sense of it in the selection below. … Continue reading

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