Tag Archives: Christianity

C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 5

On feeling I think the thrill of the Pagan stories and of romance may be due to the fact that they are mere beginnings—the first, faint whisper of the wind from beyond the world—while Christianity is the thing itself: and … Continue reading

Posted in C. S. Lewis Daily, Devotions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 11

No Christian and, indeed, no historian could accept the epigram which defines religion as “what a man does with his solitude.” It was one of the Wesleys, I think, who said that the New Testament knows nothing of solitary religion. … Continue reading

Posted in C. S. Lewis Daily, Devotions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 27

TO MR. N. FRIDAMA, who seems to have asked Lewis about the steps in his conversion to Christianity: On the Calvinist doctrine of double predestination. 15 February 1946 I was baptised in the Church of Ireland (same as Anglican). My … Continue reading

Posted in C. S. Lewis Daily, Devotions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 6

There are three ways of taking the command to turn the other cheek. One is the Pacifist interpretation; it means what it says and imposes a duty of nonresistance on all men in all circumstances. Another is the minimising interpretation; … Continue reading

Posted in C. S. Lewis Daily, Devotions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 3

On death On the one hand Death is the triumph of Satan, the punishment of the Fall, and the last enemy. Christ shed tears at the grave of Lazarus and sweated blood in Gethsemane: the Life of Lives that was … Continue reading

Posted in C. S. Lewis Daily, Devotions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 18

If there is any thought at which a Christian trembles it is the thought of God’s ‘judgement’. The ‘Day’ of Judgement is ‘that day of wrath, that dreadful day’. We pray for God to deliver us ‘in the hour of … Continue reading

Posted in C. S. Lewis Daily, Devotions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 7

If there are species, and rational species, other than man, are any or all of them, like us, fallen? This is the point non-Christians always seem to forget. They seem to think that the Incarnation implies some particular merit or … Continue reading

Posted in C. S. Lewis Daily, Devotions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 2

Some people seem to think that I began by asking myself how I could say something about Christianity to children; then fixed on the fairy tale as an instrument; then collected information about child-psychology and decided what age-group I’d write … Continue reading

Posted in C. S. Lewis Daily, Devotions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 1

Letter to Arthur Greeves: from The Kilns (on his conversion to Christianity), 18 October 1931 Now the story of Christ is simply a true myth: a myth working on us in the same way as the others, but with this … Continue reading

Posted in C. S. Lewis Daily, Devotions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 13

Now Faith, in the sense in which I am here using the word, is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods. For moods will change, whatever view your reason … Continue reading

Posted in C. S. Lewis Daily, Devotions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment