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Hoping the Best for C. S. Lewis: Reflections on Robbins

Image: Foggy Foothpath © Copyright Dave Smethurst and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons License. One seminary I attended, Bethel Seminary San Diego, hosted lectures this week by a C. S. Lewis scholar. Though I did not attend the … Continue reading

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Do Zombies Matter? Uh, Not So Much.

In his Moore to the Point blog, Russell D. Moore suggests an analogy between currently popular zombies and spiritually dead humankind in general: http://www.russellmoore.com/2012/10/31/why-zombies-matter/. Though I find this analogy superficially appealing, closer reflection suggests it doesn’t really work. I offered … Continue reading

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The Impropriety, If Not Impiety, of Mysticism

Ayn Rand, atheist philosopher-novelist and widely-known proponent of a godless and (to my eye) Nietzschean version of capitalism, shows in her portrayal of character Peter Keating just what sort of impression frequent appeals to the “mysterious” and “ineffable” can make … Continue reading

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For The Impious Eye, More Light Means Greater Terror

H. P. Lovecraft, in his 1926 story “The Call of Cthulhu,” models how the unbelieving, the impious, should view the world around them—with horror, terrified. Were unbelief correct and Scripture no revelation, one would be quite reasonable to think as … Continue reading

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