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A Toy Left on the Lawn: C.S. Lewis and the Controversy of The Four Loves

Tonight I am teaching on C.S. Lewis’ classic treatment, The Four Loves. I read this early in my adult encounter with Lewis (see my old review here), and again this spring when preparing for the course. The Four Loves is probably the … Continue reading

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What I learned about Gender from the Zondervan Catalogue

I am not a huge book catalogue guy. I prefer to limit my literary lust to creeping used bookstores and haunting the forgotten stacks of local libraries. But there is one that I am always excited to receive: the Zondervan … 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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Tolstoy’s “Religion and Morality”

In a post responding to the firestorm or criticism in the America media regarding Kirk Cameron’s understanding of homosexuality, I offered a critique of the media’s simplistic response, but focused on a critique of Cameron. I argued, specifically, that he … Continue reading

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Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism: A Confessional Review

I read Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism quite by accident, and at a time when I should have been attending to other matters—in particular, getting assignments back to my students in a timely manner. I asked Zondervan for … Continue reading

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Love, Actually: Pat Robertson vs. C.S. Lewis on Real Love

Recently Pat Robertson has hit the media with a crazy statement. Some of you may not be surprised. When he’s not calling on American military to perform an assassination or suggesting that the gay pride parade in Orlando might be … Continue reading

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A Virtual Mentor: My Review of the C.S. Lewis Class at RTS by Knox Chamblin

Admittedly, I’ve never written a review for a class before. To me, there is something crassly consumeristic about treating a classroom like a CD or a book, to be bought, sold and traded. But, with the invention of iTunesU—an online … Continue reading

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