Monthly Archives: March 2015

“Screwtape Proposes a Toast”: A Discussion on All About Jack

Nearly two decades after the work that secured his fame as a public Christian intellectual, C.S. Lewis wrote a follow up to The Screwtape Letters. Lewis never thought Screwtape was worth the fuss, and he struggled to write from the demonic perspective in the … Continue reading

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Is Nicolas Old Enough for “The Maze Runner”?

This was our family discussion this morning–a good thing, since our family discussion is usually filled we these phrases: “Where are my mitts?” “Shoot, I forgot to make lunches.” “We’re late!” “Oh, I forgot! I need a scale-sized model of the … Continue reading

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The Tolkien Letters that Changed C.S. Lewis’ Life

This actually happened three times, though we don’t have most of the letters that J.R.R. Tolkien sent to his friend C.S. Lewis over the years. The first letters that changed Lewis’ life were more than letters. Throughout the 1920s Lewis … Continue reading

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A Catalogue of Tolkien Posts

Tomorrow is J.R.R. Tolkien Reading Day (Mar 25, 2015)! I’m still working out what it is I’m going to read and write about. As I prepare this post–and as you tuck yourselves in to a great book tonight and tomorrow–I … Continue reading

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The Heavenly Horses of C. S. Lewis: A Guest Blog by Leslie Baynes

One of the most memorable scenes in The Great Divorce, and the only one where a shade accepts grace and enters heaven, features a horse. At the end of chapter 11, the Ghost enslaved to the lizard Lust desperately desires … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis’ Accidental Autobiography

Lewis tried a number of times to write his spiritual autobiography. When in 1930 he had come to a philosophical belief in God, but was not yet a Christian, he gave a start to the story. It has finally been … Continue reading

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“Sarah Smith, of Golders Green” by Hannah Eagleson

In the ongoing series on The Great Divorce we come to Sarah Smith–certainly one of the more intriguing, engaging, troubling, and freeing characters in C.S. Lewis’ fiction. In this week’s guest post, poet Hannah Eagleson gives us a glimpse into … Continue reading

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