Contributed on Nov 7, 2005
A biographical overview of C. S. Lewis’ life, tracing the influences that led to his moving from a commitment to atheism to belief in Jesus Christ
The Life and Legacy of C. S. Lewis #1 "C.S. Lewis, Apostle to Skeptics" Psalm 139.1-17 This weekend we’re launching a series on The Life and Legacy of C. S. Lewis. This message will not involve the exposition of a text or the exploration of a topic, but the introduction of an amazing man whom ...read more
Contributed on Nov 14, 2005
A summary of the first half of C. S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity including Right and Wrong as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe and What Christians Believe
The Life and Legacy of C. S. Lewis #2 “Mere Christianity” (part 1) Mark 8.27-31 C. S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity was originally delivered as a series of radio talks over BBC during the height of World War II. The idea for the broadcasts came from J. W. Welch, an Anglican priest who was religion ...read more
Contributed on Nov 18, 2005
A summary of the "Christian Behavior" section of C. S. Lewis’ classic Mere Christianity
The Life and Legacy of C. S. Lewis #3 “Mere Christianity (part 2)” Philippians 2.1-13 C. S. Lewis’ book Mere Christianity is important not only because of the way it articulates what Christians believe (and why) but how we are to behave (and why). In fact twelve chapters of the book are ...read more
Contributed on Dec 2, 2005
An exploration of the nature of sin and temptation in C. S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters.
C. S. Lewis #4 “The Screwtape Letters” Luke 4.1-13 C. S. Lewis’ book The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe begins with the premise that a wonderful world called Narnia has fallen under the spell of an evil witch who has usurped the role of Narnia’s rightful Ruler and set herself up as Queen. ...read more
Contributed on Dec 9, 2005
An examination of C. S. Lewis’ view of Heaven and Hell in The Great Divorce and The Problem of Pain.
The Life & Legacy of C. S. Lewis #5 “The Great Divorce” Matthew 7.7-13 This weekend we’re continuing our series on The Life and Legacy of C. S. Lewis by turning our attention to one of his most intriguing works of fiction, The Great Divorce. The title The Great Divorce is a twist on William ...read more
Contributed on Dec 20, 2005
C. S. Lewis’ offers his insight on the problem of evil: "How can a wise, loving, and all-powerful God allow his creatures to suffer?"
The Life & Legacy of C. S. Lewis #6 “The Problem of Pain” Romans 8.18-28 I’ve always been intrigued by the opening lines of books. (There is Charles Dickens’ “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” Rick Warren begins The Purpose-Friven Life with “It’s not about you.” M. Scott ...read more