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C.S. Lewis’s Toxic Christian Family

C.S. Lewis's Screwtape Letters tell us a lot about Heaven from a hellish point of view. With Valentine's Day coming up I thought it might be fun to feature some of Lewis's diabolical thoughts about love and family. Screwtape, a senior demon, berates his understudy. Hell is outraged at the selfless love of a particular Christian couple to whom the…...

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They Will Kill Us All

It always ends the same way. Either they kill us, or we kill them. All our hypotheticals about a future with AIs end in apocalypse. Terminator. iRobot. M3gan. Wally. They're all the same. Only one of us makes it out alive. Okay, so my movie examples have exceptions. In a lot of these stories there's like one robot who doesn't…...

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Was Evil C.S. Lewis’s Favorite Apologetic? (Mere Caffeination Episode Three)

Was evil C.S. Lewis's favorite apologetic? It was evil that led him into atheism, and, ironically, what led him out. How did a nun save Lewis's demons? We talk about all that in this episode as we're joined by the wonderful and ever cheerful Trillia Newbell. We’ve packed all that into this coffee-infused third episode of Mere Caffeination.  ...

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Be Good for Goodness Sake

Santa is watching, the song tells us. So, you better be good for goodness sake. The favored children's Christmas song sends a mixed message, doesn't it? Which is it? Should we be good because Santa is watching or should we be good for goodness sake? Last night while traveling to St. Louis, MO, I had a conversation with someone that…...

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The Worldview Reader

Here's Your Worldview Reader with links to articles, essays, reviews, & videos I consider to be interesting or important from a biblical worldview. Join me on the first & third Friday every month as I discuss topics from the post with Carmen LaBerge on My Faith Radio around 7:40AM (EST). ⊕  Be Good for Goodness Sake ⊕  The Measure of Reality and…...

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The House of Christmas by G.K. Chesterton

The House of Christmas by G.K. Chesterton There fared a mother driven forth Out of an inn to roam; In the place where she was homeless All men are at home. The crazy stable close at hand, With shaking timber and shifting sand, Grew a stronger thing to abide and stand Than the square stones of Rome. For men are…...

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The Measure of Reality and the Meaning of Christmas

I love all the Christmassy stuff. The smell of indoor pine trees. The colors. The movies. The music. You can say I've got a soft spot for the season. Beyond all the fun stuff normal people enjoy about the best time of the year — and, trust me, when it comes this kind of stuff, I'm as normal as they…...

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C.S. Lewis Was a Grinch

"If there were less good will, C. S. Lewis often said in December correspondence, then we might have more peace on earth. Lewis found no pleasure in the giving of generic winter cards, gift guilting, and the overall hurried pace of the Christmas season. Lewis went from saying "I hope I am not a Scrooge" in a letter in 1952…...

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