Freedom to Choose: A ‘Conversation’ on Free Will with C. S. Lewis and Jordan B. Peterson.

Greetings, ST, 'Ettes, 'Sieurs, and All! The Problem of Pain 1940 This is a brief consideration of a question about the nature of free will - and the reason God included it in the human blueprint - raised by a gentle reader, some time ago. (H/t to Hypatia.) Our old friend C. S. "Jack" Lewis … Continue reading Freedom to Choose: A ‘Conversation’ on Free Will with C. S. Lewis and Jordan B. Peterson.

Lewis for Learning or Leisure in Lent: “Mere Christianity” – The Atonement Enigma (Book III, i)

Greetings ST, ‘Ettes, ‘Sieurs, and All! Welcome in to the latest installment of our exploration in the work of writer C. S. “Jack” Lewis . We’re looking in on the next entry in his series of “broadcast talks” – requested by the British military and the BBC – from 1942 through 1944. These well-received talks … Continue reading Lewis for Learning or Leisure in Lent: “Mere Christianity” – The Atonement Enigma (Book III, i)

Lewis for Learning and Leisure: “Mere Christianity” – Why Me, Lord? (Book III, f & g)

Greetings ST, 'Sieurs, 'Ettes, and All! Welcome back to our continuing exploration of the work of C. S. “Jack” Lewis .  When we last attended Prof. Lewis's 'broadcast talks' (collected in the book titled Mere Christianity), we'd come to the end of the preliminary explorations of part one: "Right and Wrong as a Clue to the … Continue reading Lewis for Learning and Leisure: “Mere Christianity” – Why Me, Lord? (Book III, f & g)

Lewis for Learning and Leisure: “Mere Christianity”- The Logic and Love behind the Law (Book III, d & e)

Greetings ST, 'Ettes, 'Sieurs, and All! Welcome back to our continuing exploration of the work of C. S. "Jack" Lewis . When we last sat in on Prof. Lewis's broadcast lectures that come to us as Mere Christianity, we'd arranged to tidy up his discussion of the existence of a moral dimension in human beings: … Continue reading Lewis for Learning and Leisure: “Mere Christianity”- The Logic and Love behind the Law (Book III, d & e)

Thoughts from the Chaplain’s Corner: Observing Memorial Day [25 May 2020]

Hello ST, 'Sieurs, 'Ettes, and All!As the U.S. observes Memorial Day, in honor of those who've made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf, here's a reflection on one such young man's selfless death by our old friend C. S. Lewis. It's part of the fictional correspondence between "Screwtape" (a master-tempter) and his nephew (an apprentice-tempter) … Continue reading Thoughts from the Chaplain’s Corner: Observing Memorial Day [25 May 2020]

Thoughts From the Chaplain’s Corner: Advice in Adversity from CSL (via a friend once known as Pseudodyonisius)

Greetings ST, 'Ettes, 'Sieurs, and All! This showed up on my News Feed on Facebook today. I'm sharing it on "throwback Thursday" here as a snack to tide us over until our next extended visit with C. S. Lewis. The friend (with whom some here are also acquainted) who posted it has a knack for … Continue reading Thoughts From the Chaplain’s Corner: Advice in Adversity from CSL (via a friend once known as Pseudodyonisius)

Lewis for Learning and Leisure III-c: “Mere Christianity” (The Morals of the Story)

Greetings ST, 'Ettes, 'Sieurs, and All! First, may I say Happy Eastertide/Welcome Spring - at least where I'm writing this - and welcome back to our ongoing look at the work of C. S. "Jack" Lewis. When we paused in our exploration of Mere Christianity Prof. Lewis was emphasizing for his listeners and readers that, … Continue reading Lewis for Learning and Leisure III-c: “Mere Christianity” (The Morals of the Story)

Lewis for Lent and Leisure III-a and b: "Mere Christianity" (1952) [Part 1]

Greetings, ST, 'Ettes, 'Sieurs, and All! Thanks for checking out the third entry in our "Lewis for Lent (and Leisure)" series, focusing on the work of C. S. "Jack" Lewis . This time, we'll start looking at Mere Christianity, published in 1952. Actually, the book is a collection of radio talks broadcast by the British … Continue reading Lewis for Lent and Leisure III-a and b: "Mere Christianity" (1952) [Part 1]

Lewis for Lent: “The Four Loves” (1960)

Greetings ST, 'Ettes, 'Sieurs, and All! Welcome to the first in our requested series: a set of book reviews "Lewis For Lent", examining the work of Clive Staples "Jack" Lewis. Let's start with The Four Loves (HarperCollins, 1960) because we're not that far past St. Valentine's Day. I hope you'll enjoy it! "The Four Loves" … Continue reading Lewis for Lent: “The Four Loves” (1960)

“Stump the Chaps” IV: Shared Values for an Atomized Society?

Greetings to All in ST’s Kaffeeklatsch! Since “it’s Sunday whenever the Chaps shows up.”, I offer the next installment in the “Stump the Chaps” series. A lot of reading – both here and offsite – has brought me back to considering the question of whether or not we can come up with a set of … Continue reading “Stump the Chaps” IV: Shared Values for an Atomized Society?