There's a large group of people who fail to accept literature or other forms of art on their own terms. These people seek to use art for their own ends rather than letting art work its wonders in them, and it appears that some pastors and youth workers are members of this group.
- April 17, 2013 |
The dragon represented a monster that the boy had become, but he didn't have the power to un-dragon himself. Only Aslan had the power and grace to un-dragon Eustace, however painful it was. And like Aslan, only Jesus has the power to free us from our demons.
- April 16, 2013 |
The powerful story of Narnia resonates with people because they understand the challenges and obstacles of life. While courage and determination matter, the ultimate answer is Aslan—who we know as Jesus, our hope of salvation.
- April 15, 2013 |
I love England. I love the history. I love the English accent. And lest there be any doubt, I love the pubs.
- April 10, 2013 |
There are three ways to read the seven Chronicles of Narnia, but only one of them is best.
- April 09, 2013 |
- April 01, 2013 |
Listen to an audio clip from C.S. Lewis. His radio recordings would eventually become the basis for his book "Mere Christianity."
- March 28, 2013 |
It was from the imagination of C.S. Lewis that we were first exposed to a devil’s diabolical advice for the capturing of the human heart through the fictional correspondence between a senior devil, Screwtape, to his nephew, Wormwood. Here is a freshly imagined correspondence, just intercepted, of course, related to Easter.
- March 24, 2013 |
Okay, so "magic" is expressly forbidden in the Bible in a variety of ways. But what exactly is it? And are we practicing a form of it in the church?
- March 13, 2013 |
- February 28, 2013 |
In every way that The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe tried but failed, Prince Caspian succeeds. What was originally slavish adherence to the source has now become inspired filmmaking—a major step forward that represents the Narnia for which we’ve waited.
Whether you are a parent introducing your kids to Narnia for the first time, or looking for an excuse to recapture the magical wonder of your own childhood, it is a good time to dust off a copy of Prince Caspian.
The success of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe film drove Disney and Walden Media to bring the second book of The Chronicles of Narnia to the big screen this spring: Prince Caspian. But the filmmakers knew that it could not just be as good. It had to be better.
The season of Advent presents a perfect opportunity to re-find, reflect on, and teach virtues. And, C. S. Lewis' book The Voyage of the Dawn Treader presents us with an entertaining story to see and discuss characters with challenges much like our own...
- February 26, 2013 |