Tolkien and Lewis Friendship Presentation

As you may know from reading my other posts, I've gotten to give several presentations about the Inklings the last few years. I've compared C.S. Lewis to Terence Fisher, and talked about how Tolkien's work compares to writers like H.P. Lovecraft and T.H. White. Today, I got to give a talk at Taylor University's C.S. Lewis Center about …

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Graphic created for 2018 talk at Taylor University's Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis & Friends. Both images used are public domain.

Lovecraft and Tolkien Presentation

Today, I had the pleasure of giving a compare and contrast presentation on H.P. Lovecraft and J.R.R. Tolkien at Taylor University: Lovecraft & Tolkien: Dread, Horror, and Human Flourishing You can read the text of the presentation at the link above, or see a video of the presentation if you prefer. Here are some photos of …

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Why Should Christians Care About Art Part 1

I've written a lot about art - how being a Christian and being an artist connect and conflict, how to help artistic Christians thrive, and common reasons artists don't feel like they belong in churches. This all raises the question, "Why does it matter?" "Why should Christians care about paintings, movies, books, stories, and all …

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3 Books to Read After The Screwtape Letters

C.S. Lewis didn't just write a good book when he wrote The Screwtape Letters. He uncovered a highly entertaining and clever way to satirize heavy topics like Hell, Heaven, and even human topics like education or philosophical trends. The format is so popular that dozens of writers have written Screwtape-style stories. Walter Hooper, who worked as Lewis' secretary, even …

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3 Lessons We Can Learn From CS Lewis Today

C.S. Lewis has hugely influenced Christian thought. Christianity Today voted Mere Christianity the best Christian book of the 20th Century , and The New York Times described Lewis as one of Christian history's most influential members in terms of how many people his work has lead to faith. At the same time, there are always …

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