C. S. Lewis and the Myth of Love: Four Facts and Two Questions

On October 11th at Houston Baptist University, I’ll begin a series of lectures called C. S. Lewis and the Myth of Love: (Un)veiling the Mysteries of Till We Have Faces. Anyone who has stood close to me for the last decade knows that Lewis’s last novel, “A Myth Retold,” has been the subject of my exclusive interest for many years. During that decade, my understanding...
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C. S. Lewis 101: A Brief Introduction

Who was C. S. Lewis? Why should you care? In this hour-long talk, I answered those questions for Holy Spirit Episcopal Church on 26 March 2017. Enjoy!
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Creed or Screed? C. S. Lewis Weighs In to the Election Season

Very glad to share a few thoughts on C. S. Lewis and the current political rhetoric on Christian Century’s Then and Now blog. Thanks to Eddie Carson for the chance. As this campaign season reels recklessly, leaving a wake of increasing intolerance, those holding differing opinions can find little common ground. Past seasons of “come, let us reason together” have disappeared; unreasoned...
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Ithaka

“Ithaka”: A Villanelle and Reflection (reposted gratefully from my latest All Nine blog) Well, sometimes they come fairly easily. At the start of this good year, this month’s challenge arrived: reflect on epic. And that proved pretty easy, for the idea leaped pretty fully-formed about something I’ve long wanted to do. Ever since I taught Homer to college juniors and seniors, one scene in...
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Little is Much

In Matthew 9: 22 (ESV) “Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, ‘Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.’ And instantly the woman was made well.” God turned to her. He saw her. He told her to take heart, and He called her “daughter.” And He affirmed that the thing she had wanted for so long had been done in her life. And He pointed not to His own...
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Where was God in Sandy Hook?

I grow so tired of the question, “Where was God in Sandy Hook?” Where was God in Sandy Hook? He was there in every single closet and cupboard and bathroom, standing with those poor children, just as He shall the rest of their unfathomably traumatized lives. He will comfort and heal, long after we forget this terrible, dark day. Where was He? He was standing beside those brave...
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