Reason and imagination were important to Lewis because they had once been separated in his own life but were later brought together. For him, meaning often came through imagination. For some, imagination can seem like an escape from reality.… Read the rest
In Lewis' time, the dominant view of life was what we call Modernism, which placed great confidence in reason, the scientific method and rational arguments. We can also call this view Rationalism.
There are four basic intellectual positions about the relationship between faith and reason( R stands for reason and F stands for faith):
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Some people believe that Christianity is just a myth, a legend, a nice story made up by some well-meaning religious folks. This was one of the major objections that C.S.… Read the rest
C.S. Lewis' second obstacle to faith was: The Problem of Evil: How can I believe in God when there is so much evil, pain and suffering in the world? Isn't that inconsistent with an all-good, all-powerful God?
The problem of evil is perhaps the greatest of all obstacles for people considering faith in Christ.… Read the rest
Lewis wondered how an ancient religion could have anything to do with now. Wasn't Christianity old-fashioned, outmoded and a relic of the past?… Read the rest
In his excellent new book, C.S.Lewis' Case for Christ, Art Lindsley (senior fellow at the C.S. Lewis Institute in Springfield, Virginia) gleans insights from reason, imagination and faith from the life and teachings of C.S. Lewis. Clive Staples Lewis was a writer, teacher, thinker and a Christian.… Read the rest
Easter is here again and with it comes the hot-cross buns, the Easter bunny, the delicious chocolate eggs in all shapes and sizes, the mega sales to tempt any credit-card carrying buyer and the coveted long week-end holiday. But in the midst of the rush, what does it all really mean?… Read the rest
Over this weekend, Christians all around the world will celebrate the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Tomorrow is called ‘Good Friday’, a time to remember the suffering and death of Jesus Christ.
What’s so good about Friday?
Firstly, Good Friday reminds us that God is a loving God.… Read the rest
Being retarded is not something to laugh about … but this was actually reported by a school-teacher after the Christmas break. The teacher asked her young pupils how they spent their holiday away from school. One child wrote the following:
We always used to spend the holidays with Grandma and Grandpa.… Read the rest
Generation Y are the children of the late Baby Boomers and the early Gen-Xers – born between 1984 and 2002. While experts differ on what to call them, all agree they are bound to change the way we approach life. Even if you have no interest at all, or no connection at all with this next generation of kids – you will be affected by how they turn out.
We could call them Generation iY, because of the impact of the internet on their lives.… Read the rest
Lie #5 – "You can have it now."
This generation get their music – now, their texts – now, their fast food – now, their information – now. They are accustomed to living this way and they have a low tolerance for waiting.… Read the rest
Generation expert, Tim Elmore, believes that those us who work with young people today need to pay attention to the way we relate if we are to correct some of the damage that has been done with this generation. After working with thousands of parents over the years, Tim has spotted eight damaging parenting styles that dads and mums can fall into without even knowing it.… Read the rest
This last Monday, I was privileged to be a part of a group of Christian leaders who spent an hour with Prime Minister Julia Gillard at Parliament House in Canberra. It was a very profitable time as we interacted and discussed a variety of issues, including religious freedom, persecution of Christians in Islamic countries, euthanasia and same-sex marriage.
The first quarter of the year is history. Easter will soon be upon us and time continues to move forward, whether we like it or not. I am enjoying still being FORTY — nine … but not for long. I turn 50 in October this year.… Read the rest