Tag: C.S. Lewis

Christian Mindset, Christianity, Spiritual Life

Mindset: All of Life Could Be Heaven or Hell

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When it comes to learning to be spiritually minded or to have a Biblical mindset, part of the process is learning to look at the present moment (as you hope for the glories of heaven) as though from the future bliss of life with God (looking back and seeing the Providences and graces which led …

Basics, Culture

How to read: Ask is it true?

[I originally wrote this in 2015. It seems especially relevant now.] In the Screwtape Letters, the delightfully evil demon said this to his student: Only the learned read old books and we have now so dealt with the learned that they are of all men the least likely to acquire wisdom by doing so. We have done this by inculcating the Historical Point of View. The Historical Point of View, put briefly, means …


Thoughts on Faith

In Christian thought, faith often has three distinct meanings: Belief that something is true (see James 2). Complete loyalty and trust in/to a person, idea, or group (see Galatians and the gospels). ‘the faith’ means the body of Christian beliefs and practices handed down by tradition. “The faith” in meaning three, is a tradition and …


Till We Have Faces: a Review

Till We Have Faces A Review   C.S. Lewis’ novel Till We Have Faces (TWHF) is retelling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche. The original myth is of a woman whose beauty is so renown that Aphrodite grants her to marry her son Cupid or forces her to marry her son, Cupid. Psyche’s sisters …