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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The Once and Forgotten Fantasy: On T. H. White’s The Once and Future King.

Transcript from my recent presentation at The Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis & Friends. Presentation given on March 31, 2017, at Taylor University. 1. Introduction Today I'm going to discuss two well-known fantasy authors, J.R.R. Tolkien and T.H. White. a, First, we need some information on who T.H. White was. White was an English …

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5 Story Elements From Arabian Nights

“Not another elf!” Hugo Dyson said that while listening to J.R.R. Tolkien read "Lord of the Rings" in  Inklings meetings. While I disagree with Dyson’s assessment, I must admit it’s been tempting to repeat that phrase when reading modern fantasy. Since Tolkien published his epic in 1954, many fantasy writers have imitated his style --British/Germanic folklore …

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Resurrection of Gavin Stone and Truth Wrapped in Church Language

A new Christian film just hit theaters, and all the usual problems seem to be present. I personally think that’s a shame since the concept sounded like it could work: a washed-out actor cons his way into a church play and then gets more than he bargained for. Going off the criticisms and reviews so far,  the …

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