Tolkien didn’t approve of C.S. Lewis’s somewhat odd insertion of Father Christmas into Narnia. You may have even wondered yourself, “Why does the jolly man dressed in red show up in the story?” And, like Tolkien, Lewis had other friends who encouraged him to leave this bit out. He didn’t. Why?
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If the church is ever going to summon the courage to transgress these walls of hostility,” David Leong writes in his new book, Race & Place: How Urban Geography Shapes the Journey to Reconciliation, “then we must understand the walls we’re up against.”
We count our steps with a Fitbit. We record our calorie intake with an iPhone app. We regulate our exercise with shiny monitors on our exercise equipment. But how do we keep up with our spiritual progress?
Have you ever just hit a brick wall in trying to understand something in the Bible? Me too. Here’s some things to do when you get stuck.
Relatively few people want to think,” Alan Jacobs tells us in his new book How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds. I first learned of Jacobs through his fine book on C.S. Lewis. I eagerly pre-ordered this book thinking it would be an Inklings kind of worldview primer on thinking biblically. It’s not.
Last week I read David P. Leong’s book Race and Place: How Urban Geography Shapes the Journey to Reconciliation. I’ve written a review that will be published at The Gospel Coalition (I’ll update with a link once it goes up). Below are some of the quotes I found the most impactful.
The philosopher Pascal once said that Christians should seek to first show that Christianity is desirable, then plausible, and only then to demonstrate that it’s true. If this is a preferable model for a winsome witness, then Tim Keller has mastered it as both a science and art. And if his influential book The Reason for God was aimed at showing the reasonableness and veracity of Christianity, his new book, Making Sense of God, sets its sights mainly on demonstrating the desirability of the gospel message.
Not long ago I visited Monticello, the famous plantation where the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, is buried. Jefferson would’ve loved Tom Krattenmaker’s new book, Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower: Finding Answers in Jesus for Those Who Don’t Believe. He authored one very similar to it.