Narnia

Top 20 C.S. Lewis Quotes

November 22, 2012 // 17 Comments

When people ask me to name my favorite author, like many others I respond with the name of C.S. Lewis. Since I first heard The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe as a boy, I have been a fan. I have a bookshelf of his books. If he wrote it, I’ve read it. And you’ve probably read it too. Is it too much of a [...]

Your One Big Truth and the Wisdom of Puddleglum

November 1, 2011 // 21 Comments

What is the most important lesson you have learned in life? Your answer to this question defines your One Big Truth. Your One Big Truth is the truth you cling to when all is lost. It’s the backbone that helps you stand and the keel that keeps you on course. It’s the spark in your imagination, the drive in [...]

“That Hideous Strength” by CS Lewis

March 26, 2011 // 2 Comments

Everyone knows CS Lewis wrote the Narnia Chronicles, but not so many people are familiar with his earlier Space Trilogy. Unlike Narnia, Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength were not written for children. As Lewis says, they are fairy-tales for grown ups. They are also ripping yarns [...]

Grace and Propitiation in the Chronicles of Narnia

April 4, 2010 // 7 Comments

In an earlier post I wrote that Aslan died only for the sins of Edmund. That’s true, but it’s not the whole truth. I had forgotten parts of the conversation the White Witch had with Aslan. Rereading The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe again last night, I came across this: “Have you forgotten the Deep [...]

Easter in Narnia: What Really Happened at the Stone Table

April 2, 2010 // 2 Comments

In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the schoolboy Peter finds himself in two bloodthirsty battles. In the first he fights and slays Maugrim the Wolf, captain of the Witch’s secret police. You’ve got to admire Peter’s courage. One day he’s playing hide and seek in the Professor’s house, the next [...]

Grace and Love in the Chronicles of Narnia

March 19, 2010 // 1 Comment

Like many young Christian men reading The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis, I used to wonder about Emeth the Calormene. You know the one. He was the Tash-worshipper who went through the stable door and was accepted by Aslan. Aslan makes it plain that he and the false god Tash have nothing in common. “We are [...]

Grace and Law in the Chronicles of Narnia

March 12, 2010 // 9 Comments

One of the consequences of learning about grace is that you become sensitive to anything that smacks of legalism. This can lead to some nasty surprises. One moment you’re enjoying a sermon/MP3/book and the next you’re jolted because the speaker or writer has just smacked you over the head with the stone [...]