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Tested by Tragedy

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear —C.S. Lewis PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “Almighty and everlasting God, You have given grace to us Your servants, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory … Continue reading

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Catching Fire

“A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.” — C.S. Lewis PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “Almighty … Continue reading

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Call of Duty

“Never, in peace or war, commit your virtue or your happiness to the future. Happy work is best done by the man who takes his long-term plans somewhat lightly and works from moment to moment ‘as to the Lord.’ It … Continue reading

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The Practical Atheist, part 2

“In the beginning, the church was a fellowship of men and women, centered on the Living Christ. Then the church moved to Greece, where it became a philosophy. Then it moved to Rome, where it became an institution. Next, it … Continue reading

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The Practical Atheist, part 1

“The organized church is torn with strife and distrust. Ultimately, the battle is not so much between conservatives and liberals, evangelicals and activists, or fundamentalists and modernists. The issue now is between belief and unbelief: Is Christianity true or false, … Continue reading

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“What Do I Do With This?”

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on … Continue reading

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What Do You Believe?

I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the … Continue reading

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Easter Awakening

If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all that he said; if he didn’t rise from the dead, then why worry about any of what he said? The issue on which everything hangs is not whether … Continue reading

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The Way of the Cross, part 2

Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth thrown in; aim at Earth and you will get neither. –C.S. Lewis PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “O God, by the passion of your blessed Son, You made an instrument of shameful death … Continue reading

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Shedding Our Grave Clothes

God loves you just the way you are, but He refuses to leave you that way. —Max Lucado, in Just Like Jesus (1998) PRAYER: (From the Lectionary) “Almighty God, You alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections … Continue reading

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