C.S. Lewis – Objection #5: Imagination

Images-20 C.S. Lewis struggled with Imagination: Isn't faith merely imaginary?

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

C.S. Lewis – Objection #4: Rationalism

Images-20 C.S. Lewis struggled with Rationalism: Who needs faith?

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):

1.… Read the rest

C.S. Lewis – Objection #3: Myth

Images-20 C.S. Lewis also struggled with Myth: Isn't Christianity just one myth above many?

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 – Objection #2: The Problem of Evil

Images-20 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

C.S. Lewis – Objection #1: Chronological Snobbery

Images-20 C.S. Lewis' first objection to the Christian faith was what we could call Chronological Snobbery: What does a two-thousand-year-old religion have to do with me?

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

Easter Weekend (2011)

Unknown-10 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

Good Friday (2011)

Images-24 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

Retarded Grandparents

Images-23 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 iY

Images-19 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

Damaging Parenting Styles

Images-18 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

Prime Minister Julia Gillard meets with Christian Leaders

Unknown-8This 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 gathering was organised by Jim Wallace and the Australian Christian Lobby, who continue to do an excellent job representing Christian values in the political arena.… Read the rest

The Importance of A Life Plan

Images-17 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