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On Death’s Door

Throughout the Gospels, Jesus deals with the effects of death and a death-obsessed culture: violence, hatred, egotism, exclusion, false religion, phony community. But the final enemy he must face down is death itself. Like Frodo going into Mordor, he has to go into...

The Wide Expanse of the Divine Will

Most of us spend most of our lives defending ourselves against assaults on the “body”—keen, almost every waking moment, to protect our psyches, our emotions, our fortunes, our health, our reputations.When we do that, we warp ourselves, turning our lives defensively...
What does it mean to be “woke?”

What does it mean to be “woke?”

“When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” 1Lewis Carrol and Alice Gerstenberg, Alice in Wonderland: A Dramatization of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through...

Dispatch: The Geniality of Love

The Window in the Garden Wall–A C.S. Lewis BlogThe natural loves are not self-sufficient. Something else, at first vaguely described as ‘decency and common sense’, but later revealed as goodness, and finally as the whole Christian life in one...

We Are Not Descended from Fearful Men

On this day of celebrating our independence, I think it is well to remember its cost. The men who led what the Declaration calls the “united States” (note the capitalization) into rebellion pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to...