Category Archives: C.S. Lewis

So You Want to Become Vulnerable?

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap … Continue reading

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Ministry & the Mentally Ill, Once More

“Religious people love to hide behind religion. They love the rules of religion more than they love Jesus. With practice, the Condemners let rules become more important than the spiritual life. “ — Michael Yaconelli “We are told that Christ was killed for us, … Continue reading

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This Special Place, Where it is Always Christmas

“This Gospel anticipates a world far different from C.S. Lewis’s Narnia,where it is “always winter, and never Christmas.” But the promise of the Gospel is that it is always Christmas. To be “in Christ” is to enjoy each morning as a Christmas … Continue reading

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Food Bank Epiphanies

The last two months I’ve been the recipient of some reasonably heavy lessons of understanding. I was just standing in line at the food pantry. I’m learning more here than in my Biblical Doctrine class my first year at Bible … Continue reading

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Ramblings of a Broken Believer

“My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9, NLT “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for … Continue reading

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