Tag Archives: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Feature Friday on Cyber Monday: Inklings and Theology Bundles on Christian Audio

Inklings Audiophiles and readers of classic Christian theology will love the Cyber Monday bundles at ChristianAudio.com. They have $15 three-pack of unabridged audiobooks, including: The Lord of the Rings trilogy read by Rob Inglis C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy read by Geoffrey … Continue reading

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John Warwick Montgomery on “Contemporary” Christian Thought

I have made it a goal to listen to a lecture series each month this year. Some of these will be short 3-5 hour sessions, like the Signum University Tolkien features this past spring (now on Youtube); others will be … Continue reading

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Diana Butler Bass on C.S. Lewis and the Inklings

The work of C.S. Lewis is not lost on Church historians. Dr. Diana Butler Bass, a student of George Marsden and prominent columnist, author, and American church historian, turns to Lewis and some of his friends as an answer to … Continue reading

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The Art of Letter Writing in the Digital Age

I have always been fascinated with the art of letter writing. I have filled my reading these last few years with personal letters, especially those of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Dorothy L. Sayers, James Thurber, E.B. White, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and St. Paul. … Continue reading

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How I Stumbled into C.S. Lewis (“On Pretending to be in a PhD” pt. 1)

In my 400th blog post I noted that In 2011 I began pretending I was in a PhD. It is doubtless an odd thing to say, though it has been normal for me for so long I didn’t even think … Continue reading

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On Embracing my Inner Nerd, Or Erasing the Division between Head and Heart

The phrase, “doing your devotions,” still gives me the shivers. Early in my spiritual journey, my well-meaning leaders tried to instill a little religion in me. I was the Christian equivalent of Huckleberry Finn when it came to disciplines that … Continue reading

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2014: A Year of Reading

I seldom do well at New Year’s Resolutions. I’ve failed at almost every well-intentioned goal.  One that I have managed to keep is my reading resolution. As I’ve begun working on a PhD in Theology and Literature (focussing on C.S. … Continue reading

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