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Will Heaven Be Boring?

Michael Gilmour | Posted 06.25.2016 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

In a Gary Larson Far Side cartoon, a man in heaven sits on a cloud wishing he brought a magazine. The heaven of pop-culture cliché--white robes, ange...

13 Irish Writers to Read This St. Patrick's Day

Off The Shelf | Posted 03.17.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

We will be taking the opportunity to revisit some incredible books by Irish authors, from enduring classics to powerful memoirs to contemporary novels that are taking the literary world by storm. So take your pick and spend this March 17th celebrating Ireland through the written word.

Heisenberg, the Tao and the Unbreakable One

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 03.03.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

We've all heard it said that "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts" but what if the reality is even greater than that - what if there are no...

C. S. Lewis: Mentor in Faith

Greg Cootsona | Posted 02.23.2016 | Religion
Greg Cootsona

In my last post, I talked about two kinds of faith, and it was clear from the responses that some don't think faith can seek understanding and thus undergo scrutiny. I presented the 20th century writer and intellectual C. S. Lewis as an example of that type of faith. I hope to clarify my meaning.

C. S. Lewis on the Tyranny of Feelings: A Lenten Reflection

Greg Cootsona | Posted 02.11.2016 | Religion
Greg Cootsona

Here was a man who relished a good walk, a pint of beer with his friends and reading exceptional books. Here was a man who also described personal crises not limited to believers in Christ, like sorrow over the death of a friend in battle and disappointment over never achieving recognition as a poet.

Does Worship Mean Going to Church?

Greg Cootsona | Posted 01.26.2016 | Religion
Greg Cootsona

I once heard a lecture on the fact that it wasn't until the Christian community became accepted by the Empire that they took on the basilica, which was essentially a place for transacting business. Churches began to look like what we think of -- namely a big building.

This Comic Totally Nails The Vulnerability Of Being In Love

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.25.2016 | Divorce

Make no mistake: To love someone after you've had your heart broken in the past is an act of bravery -- but it's definitely worthwhile, as the illustr...

The One Essential Holiday Book for Kids and the Adults Who Love Them: Chris Van Allsburg's 'The Polar Express'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 12.01.2015 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

As your holiday gift to yourself, buy the book. Not the "special edition" with the bell and the CD and Lord knows what else. Not the Kindle download. The basic book. Because it's all you need.

7 More Ways to Add Vigor to Your Vita

Jill L. Ferguson | Posted 10.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jill L. Ferguson

During the past three summers I've spoken at conferences in Mediterranean countries. While the supper hour is later than by American standards, Italia...

The Problem of Invisible Resistance

Bronwyn Lea | Posted 09.30.2015 | Religion
Bronwyn Lea

The first two or three miles were gorgeous: an encouraging warm sun just rising, the breeze in my hair, the regular breathing that felt like life in my lungs. But a few miles in, I was suffering.

Raising Children Un-Fundamentalist: Part 4

Cindy Brandt | Posted 09.11.2015 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

Raising Children Unfundamentalist is to teach the kids not who God is, but where to find God. Not what God is, but how to spot God. Young children don't need systematic theology which delineates with painstaking detail each character trait of God, they need permission to discover God for themselves.

The Fellowship: Why the Inklings Still Matter

Greg Garrett | Posted 08.28.2015 | Books
Greg Garrett

This summer, I lived for five weeks in Oxford, where the influence of the Inklings -- the group of Oxford writers and thinkers including J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Owen Barfield -- remains visible everywhere you go.

8 Famous Authors On The First Book They Ever Loved

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.06.2015 | Arts

What does it mean to love a book? Should it be relatable? Beautiful? Must you share common interests? Is it not just as exciting to curl up with one y...

Savor the Ordinary

Greg Cootsona | Posted 05.12.2016 | Religion
Greg Cootsona

And therein lies a problem with us and our culture saturated and fixating, as it is, on celebrity: we often mistake importance for the amount of Twitter followers and Facebook "friends."

The Meaning of Goodness

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 05.25.2015 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

For those who know C.S. Lewis as the author of the Chronicles of Narnia books, it may be a surprise that the he became famous for his wartime radio addresses to the British people during WWII.

Why Doesn't God Always Heal? Prayer and Incurable Cancer

J. Todd Billings | Posted 05.24.2015 | Religion
J. Todd Billings

I don't know why God allows cancer. But I do know that we should pray in the face of illness and death. And while I've appreciated the many prayers for healing that I've received, I sense that often they could be enhanced by combining them with prayers of lament.

One Final Word on and by C. S. Lewis on Suffering

Greg Cootsona | Posted 05.05.2015 | Religion
Greg Cootsona

I conclude this series with the final purpose for suffering as presented by this Oxford-trained specialist in ancient and medieval literature and philosophy: Suffering can lead us to hope in God's fulfillment.

C. S. Lewis: A Second Key Purpose for Suffering

Greg Cootsona | Posted 04.19.2015 | Religion
Greg Cootsona

We all know that solving the problem of pain and suffering is, among other things, intellectually excruciating.

C. S. Lewis on the Purposes for Suffering

Greg Cootsona | Posted 04.12.2015 | Religion
Greg Cootsona

As I prepare to give a talk at Columbia University in the upcoming weeks on the subject of Lewis and the Purposes of Suffering, it seemed wise to return to the topic and revise it in light of what new comes to mind.

This Year, Resolve To Find Out Who You Really Are

| Tim Askew | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business

Yogi Berra once said, "If you don't know where you're going, you might wind up someplace else." Well, Happy New Year all! It's resolution time. As ...

Claire Fallon

The Unrealistic Optimism Of Narnia, And Why It's So Comforting

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 11.29.2014 | Books

When I was a kid, I loved being home sick from school. I wasn’t a school-hating heel-dragger, but I was emphatically not of the “please let me go,...

Windows on a World No More: Why Letters Still Have Much to Teach Us

Kevin Belmonte | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion
Kevin Belmonte

These books remind us how important letters once were, and still are, as windows on a world no more, and the many things letters can tell us about people we wish to know more of.

10 Cures for 'The Mondays'

Gina DeLapa | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business
Gina DeLapa

Even if you love your work, you might not always love your Mondays. Last week, when my own Monday dragged a little, I came up with this list to jump-start the day. It helped. May it now put a spark in your day.

Why Jack Bauer Reminds Me of Jesus

Bethany Blankley | Posted 08.21.2014 | Religion
Bethany Blankley

I've never been a big television watcher. I abhor commercials, and even more so, cable company monopolies legitimized by legislators dismissing the co...

Are You Stuck in Winter? Here Are Three Ways to Break Free

Dr. Robert M. Myers | Posted 04.30.2014 | Religion
Dr. Robert M. Myers

Spring is here and most of us are ready for some warm weather and the change from winter to spring. The dogwoods are in bloom, tulips look beautiful, ...