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Spiritual Dynamics in The OA

One of the hottest new shows on Netflix is The OA. A genre-bending serial of 8 rough-hewn episodes, it has the transdimensional framework and Scoobie gang dynamics of Stranger Things, but a much more adult narrative. While Stranger Things uses … Continue reading

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Why My Kid’s Science Teacher is Awesome

Not just his science teacher, actually. Nicolas just won a poetry contest that his grade seven homeroom teacher encouraged him to enter. But more of that later. To science. One of our initial anxieties about sending our son to a Christian school … Continue reading

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Instructions for Avoiding God

On a global superpower scale, the 1960s were partially defined by the Space Race. In a strange twist on propaganda–or a poor twist in the tale–Lewis had heard that the Russians had announced that they had been to outer space … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis in The Christian Century

I have recently been listed in the CCblogs Network (you can see the little logo to the right). This is a blogging community hosted by The Christian Century, an American magazine that highlights Christian faith and practice on the progressive and liberal … Continue reading

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Why I am Not Anti-Muslim

This is the phrase I put on the board for my students last week. They were not overly fond of my logic. But I had built us up to the moment. I noted a number of terrorist attacks from the … Continue reading

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Can You See Beauty in Things You Disagree With? The Ihsan of Evangelicalism

I remember when I first stumbled across the word “Ihsan” in my studies. It is from a mystical path in Islam, and is best translated “Doing What is Beautiful.” As soon as I read the word, I knew what it … Continue reading

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A Cheeky Poem about Talking Beasts by C.S. Lewis

The casual reader of C.S. Lewis might be surprised to know that much of his published poetry found its way into Punch, a British weekly that was known for its spicy humour and saucy cartoons. Part of the reason Lewis subscribed … Continue reading

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