Tag Archives: C.S. Lewis

Filling the Shoes of Giants

Originally posted on Mere Inkling Press:
One thing all humans have in common, is that we are mortal. Immortality is not inherent to our nature, and eternal life can only come as a gift from our Creator. All men and…

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When I Die

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” ~Ephesians 6:12 Who misses you when you … Continue reading

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Robots R Us

The idea of creating imitations of ourselves has always fascinated us humans. In Greek mythology, the sculptor Pygmalion brought his statue Galatea to life. The ancient Chinese scholar Daoxuan spoke of creating “metallic people” to weep when the Buddha Shakyamuni … Continue reading

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Courage Has Many Faces

Today is Memorial Day in my country, a day when, like many other nations, we express our gratitude for those who’ve given their lives defending us. Traditionally, of course, this means those who died in battle. And indeed it should. … Continue reading

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The Truth About Fairies

People have always dreamed of fantastical creatures, terrifying and gentle, hideous and beautiful. But especially of fairies. Why? Because they’re the ones most like us–only with magical powers! What better way to escape when you were stuck in your room … Continue reading

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To Boldly Go

Is there a connection between aliens and the coronavirus? No, this isn’t some cheesy tabloid revelation about the coronavirus being planted by aliens. So lower that eyebrow, please, and allow me to unpack that opening question: Why do we see … Continue reading

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Christmas Forever!

Most westerners think of the Christmas season as the period between late November and December 25th. But technically that was Advent. The season of Christmas begins on December 25th. Does it matter? Yes. The reason is in the words themselves: … Continue reading

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Why I Believe: C.S. Lewis and Me – Part Three

Conclusion to the three-part story of my journey from atheism to faith To read Part One, click here.    “Surprised by joy—impatient as the Wind, I turned to share the transport.”       ~William Wordsworth Almost immediately after my … Continue reading

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Why I Believe: C.S. Lewis and Me – Part Two

My journey from atheism to faith To read Part One click here. I began to think of my longing for God as a hunger for a flavor that didn’t exist. Which seemed odd. But there was one example of such … Continue reading

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Why I Believe: C.S. Lewis and Me – Part One

The truth that compelled me to journey from atheism to faith also had a profound impact on my spiritual mentor C. S. Lewis.  Here, in three parts, is my story–written five years ago when my blog was new. Few have … Continue reading

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