Monthly Archives: April 2015

What if C.S. Lewis Wrote Dante’s Inferno? by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

Undoubtedly, one of the 20th century’s most inventive world-builders was Larry Niven. He is perhaps most famous for Known Space, the universe where Ringworld (1970) and another 11 books are set. Niven’s inventions are now scattered in the background of much of … Continue reading

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“You’re one of me too”: Venn Diagram Friends by Neil Gaiman and C.S. Lewis

It is one of the of the more moving moments in C.S. Lewis’ autobiography, Surprised by Joy. Lewis was living a largely lonely childhood, his only friend being his older brother. Then something utterly surprising happens: It is a curious truth, … Continue reading

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A Book Lover’s Look at Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Originally posted on Stories & Soliloquies:
Universal Studios is really all about movies. But when you have a movie based on a book that really celebrates books and stationary, it can be quite fun. I recently went to Universal Studios…

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Why do Evangelicals Really Reject the Environmental Movement?

On Earth Day ­­­­I posted about my “water woes,” and how the struggles I have with poverty and environment are really spiritual problems. I argued that Christians are to resist the curses of Genesis 3, that we are to resist … Continue reading

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Water Woes

The smell of damp towels is distinctive, and I’ve nearly had enough. It is Spring, and we live in an old house, so things can get damp in our basement. Basements are damp, I suppose, but this is where my … Continue reading

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Surprised by Joy: How Joy Davidman Shaped C.S. Lewis by Dr. Crystal Hurd

This weekend was the 100th anniversary of Joy Davidman’s birth. An important American poet and writer in her own right, I know about her because she was married to C.S. Lewis. This late, surprising marriage absolutely took over Lewis’ life … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor in Response to C.S. Lewis’ “Dangers of National Repentance”

On Palm Sunday, March 17th, 1940, C.S. Lewis wrote to his brother who was at war in France. C.S. Lewis had had an article appear in The Guardian the previous Friday called “Dangers of National Repentance.” This is the newspaper … Continue reading

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