Make Him Church (S)hop (Screwtape)

I love this section of Screwtape Letters where Screwtape, the older demon, gives his young demon-nephew Wormwood some tips on duping “churchgoing” Christians.  Screwtape says that if Wormwood can’t get a certain Christian to skip church altogether, the next best thing is to get him to church shop/hop, in a cynical and critical way, never… Continue reading Make Him Church (S)hop (Screwtape)

Wormwood: Make Him Church Shop

I love this section of Screwtape Letters where Screwtape, the older demon, gives his young demon-nephew Wormwood some tips on duping “churchgoing” Christians.  Screwtape says that if Wormwood can’t get a certain Christian to skip church altogether, the next best thing is to get him to church shop/hop, in a cynical and critical way, never… Continue reading Wormwood: Make Him Church Shop

Lewis Got it Wrong

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed many of C.S. Lewis’ books.  I’m not overly enamored with his work, but his writing is thought-provoking and quite helpful in many areas.  In other areas, however, he’s not so helpful.  One of those areas is the doctrine of sin and depravity.  Here are some quotes from an otherwise decent book, The… Continue reading Lewis Got it Wrong

There Has Been Some Sort of Catastrophe

Soon after his conversion, C. S. Lewis wrote The Pilgrim’s Regress which was first copyright in 1933.  It is a deeply insightful allegory of Lewis’ own journey that led him to the Lord.  At one point, the main character, John, and his companion Vertue come up to a huge canyon.  Near the edge of the… Continue reading There Has Been Some Sort of Catastrophe

The Landlord’s Laws

 The Pilgrim's Regress is one of the first books that C.S. Lewis wrote after his conversion.  In a way, it is a record of Lewis' own journey to the cross.  You've got to be a little knowledgeable about philosophy and history to catch some of the deeper images, but even if you're not, the book is a most fascinating read.  I… Continue reading The Landlord’s Laws