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C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis and Homosexuality: Surprising Facts?

C.S. Lewis’ thinking on sex, and sexual references in his biography, have puzzled readers and scholars alike. He hasn’t always seemed as “Christian” as some Christians would like. “Is C.S. Lewis too Sexy for America?” the Lewis scholar Brenton Dickieson recently discussed. The suggestions of

Rainbow over walkway

God and the Rainbow

Over the years I have heard a number of heteronormative Christians, some of them friends of mine, some of them complete strangers, complain about the LGBT appropriation of the rainbow as our symbol. “It was meant as a promise from God,” they complain, pointing to

Glasses resting on Bible

Via Negativa: The Hunger Games / Hunger for Absence

Jubilee! Circle, Columbia, S.C. Readings: The Glory of GOD filled The Dwelling. (Exodus 40:34-38) Do not worry about your life. (Luke 12:22-31) Praise God for these two insomnias. (Rumi) Our song this morning comes from singer and songwriter Cyndi Lauper. Born in 1953 in Queens,

Man worrying with furrowed brow

Worry Is a Drain on the Spirit

Luke 12:11-12: When they bring you before the synagogues, the rulers, and the authorities, do not worryabout how you are to defend yourselves or what you are to say; for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that very hour what you ought to say.

Light emanating into a cave opening

There Will Be Surprises

“There are more things in heaven and earth,” Hamlet tells his friend Horatio, “than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” About the details of the final judgment, C.S. Lewis simply stated: “There will be surprises.” The underlying promise of the Resurrection is this promise of

Glasses resting on Bible

Will You Rejoice?

Metropolitan Community Church of Columbia, S.C.  Reading: Luke 15:11-32 I have a confession to make. I have an addiction. It’s not one I’m proud of, but it’s something I can’t stop doing even though I know it’s not all that good for me. I know

Each day that I wake I give thanks

Do Not Push or Pull

…gratitude is a form of intercession. Only it must not be like the gratitude of the Pharisee, who condemned others and justified himself (cf. Luke 18:11). On the contrary, it must make one regard oneself as a greater debtor than all [others]; one gives thanks

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal


I hate reading C.S. Lewis. He has this annoying little habit in his writings. Every time I read something of his, there is always a less-than-quiet voice in my head clamoring, “Look at yourself! Look at your life! You’re falling short here! And this part

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Letters to the Editor

Editor: I stumbled onto your site searching for a lucid explanation of humility (true humility) versus pride/arrogance. I found Neil Ellis Orts’ article Pride, Shame, Humility very insightful…very helpful… Thanks, Neil! Nancy (not gay, not a traditional Christian – whatever that may be – but