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The More Knowledge, The More Pain

Remember: In much wisdom is much aggravation;     the more knowledge, the more pain. – Ecclesiastes 1.18 The words of the Qoheleth, the author of Ecclesiastes, pierced through me this morning. I sat and stared at them for a few minutes, unsure of what to do next and without any desire to read on. I’ve run over this verse a dozen… Read more →

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C.S. Lewis on Evolution

The following video is an interview I did with Dr. Michael Peterson on C.S. Lewis’ views on evolution. They are similar to my own, as Lewis proved to be a significant figure in understanding how I even think of the idea. Lewis is all to often ignored on the issue of science. We quote him extensively on so many other matters… Read more →

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Mythopoeia – A Poem to C.S. Lewis by J.R.R. Tolkien

Mythopoeia – J.R.R. Tolkien To one [C.S. Lewis] who said that myths were lies and therefore worthless, even though ‘breathed through silver’. Philomythus to Misomythus You look at trees and label them just so, (for trees are ‘trees’, and growing is ‘to grow’); you walk the earth and tread with solemn pace one of the many minor globes of Space:… Read more →

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C.S. Lewis and the Myth of Creation (Part 3)

Now, it’s true that Lewis might describe himself as a creationist in the sense that he believed “God created” and was the source of all existence, except for His own. After all, he states, “No philosophical theory which I have yet come across is a radical improvement on the words in Genesis, that ‘In the beginning God made Heaven and… Read more →

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C.S. Lewis and the Myth of Creation (Part 2)

Lewis believed that creation itself was an essential belief for one to be considered a Christian. Unlike many of his twentieth century contemporaries, Lewis did not advocate that one must believe in a particular model of creation. He merely believed that a proper belief in Christian theism entailed the belief that God, the highest supernatural being, had to be distinct… Read more →

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C.S. Lewis on Evolution and The Myth of Creation (Part 1)

It would be adamantly wrong to suggest that C.S. Lewis ever saw any tension between the findings and discoveries of the scientific world and the truth which Christian theology tells. The dichotomy which exists between the two areas in question is only present in terms of what they told us about the world, not in their ability to relay truth.… Read more →