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Naturally Holy: Some Thoughts on Till We Have Faces, A Guest Post by Katie Stevenson

C.S. Lewis is well known to revere nature in his writings, including vivid pictures in The Narnia series, Perelandra (from his space trilogy), and The Great Divorce. His imagery of purity and wonderful holiness often takes hold of his characters’ … Continue reading

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Celebrations of Life: 30 Years, 4 Years, Today

Today is the 30th anniversary of the death of my father and baby brother. I saw them perish in a fire when I was a boy–an event that has shaped not just my family life, but my entire understanding of … Continue reading

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The Deeper Meaning of “The Great Divorce” (Throwback Thursday)

Last year I introduced an occasional feature I call “Throwback Thursday.” This is where I find a blog post from the past–raiding either my own blog-hoard or someone else’s–and throw it back out into the digital world. This might be … Continue reading

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Reading the Great Divorce: Friday Feature Podcast

Today’s Friday Feature is another podcast by William O’Flaherty, and fits in well with my mission to get people to read and reread The Great Divorce. Here William allows four people to share what they found meaningful about Lewis’ dream novella … Continue reading

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The Deeper Meaning of “The Great Divorce” (Feature Friday)

It’s difficult to know why, but this post has remained among the most popular for the last few months. For the past few years I have been trying to encourage a recovery of The Great Divorce. It is a great work, … Continue reading

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The Term is Over: The Holidays Have Begun

As a tribute to all the students who have been sitting on the edge of their seats these last few days, staring out the window longingly at the green grass bending in early summer breezes, I thought I would post the … Continue reading

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The Deeper Meaning of “The Great Divorce”

This is dangerous territory–partly because some have trumbled into the “real” meaning of this or that book and caused an awful mess. When read this way the Bible most especially becomes secret code for everything from American foreign policy to the … Continue reading

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“Choosing Heaven: A Choice You Can Watch in the Making”: A Guest Sermon by Doug Jackson

As part of our ongoing occasional series on The Great Divorce, I have invited Doug Jackson to share a devotional reflection on this classic C.S. Lewis book. It takes the form of a homily, a sermon on the idea of heaven based … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: C.S. Lewis Goes to Heaven: William O’Flaherty’s Interview with David Clark

William O’Flaherty is the intrepid host of the “All About Jack” podcast and the Essential C.S. Lewis website. He interviewed Dr. David Clark, and includes that transcript here as part of our ongoing series on The Great Divorce. Dr. Clark … Continue reading

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“I’d Rather be Damned than Go along With You!” The Big Man in The Great Divorce

Readers here will know that I’ve blogged about bullying before. C.S. Lewis himself struggled with the culture of bullying at the schools he went to. In this intriguing chapter of The Great Divorce, published 70 years ago today, Lewis explores … Continue reading

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