Tag Archives: The Guardian

The Grand Miracle, Or Easter in Everyday Life

On this Holy week near the close of WWII, C.S. Lewis preached a sermon called “The Grand Miracle” at St. Jude on the Hill Church in London. The talk was published two weeks later in The Guardian–following the last episode … Continue reading

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How Screwtape was Introduced to the World

Next week we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of the book that made C.S. Lewis a household name: The Screwtape Letters. It was first serialized in The Guardian, a relatively minor Anglican weekly. Screwtape joins Charles Dickens‘ Bleak House, Frank Herbert’s Dune, and Stephen King‘s The Green Mile … Continue reading

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The Grand Miracle, Or Easter in Everyday Life (70th Anniversary)

On this week 70 years ago, C.S. Lewis preached a sermon called “The Grand Miracle” at St. Jude on the Hill Church in London. The talk was published two weeks later in The Guardian–following the last episode of The Great Divorce … Continue reading

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How C.S. Lewis Conceived of “The Screwtape Letters”

In my chronological reading of C.S. Lewis’ works, I have finally come to the letters where he describes how he thought of The Screwtape Letters. This letter to his brother has caused a lot of confusion over the years, and … Continue reading

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Talking of Books

My grandmother used to read aloud bits of whatever she was reading to my grandfather. Most typically this was the newspaper. Grampie would be sitting on the sofa reading the Holstein Journal, while Grammie would sit in her well-worn arm … Continue reading

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The Many Names of The Great Divorce: Finding that Elusive Title

I recently competed in the 3 Day Novel Contest, a literary marathon where one writes for 72 hours, hoping to finish an entire novel in that time. As midnight on the last day approached, I had completed my 150 page … Continue reading

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