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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 ...

Savor the Ordinary

Greg Cootsona | Posted 05.13.2015 | 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 | 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, ...

A Divorce That Will IMPROVE Your Marriage

Seth Adam Smith | Posted 06.02.2014 | Religion
Seth Adam Smith

I know a man who had a great divorce -- one that blessed his life and the lives of others immeasurably. And, strangely enough, this divorce actually improved his marriage. At the time, I didn't quite understand it. But now I think I want a divorce like his.

Jon Ward

This Is What Happens When Hip-Hop Lets The Saints In | Jon Ward | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

Lecrae Moore, 34, has won a Grammy, performed on tour with Wu-Tang Clan and recorded songs with hip-hop legends. He's also a Christian. (Photo: michae...

Why Do We Trust Ourselves So Much?

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

One of the primary functions of religion is to help us live in the present, that is to stop and immerse in the power of the moment. One of the other functions is to pull us out of the moment to see the bigger picture.

New Documentary Celebrates C.S. Lewis and the Acclaimed Author's Quest for Meaning

Juan Vidal | Posted 02.01.2014 | Religion
Juan Vidal

For many years, C.S. Lewis struggled heavily with the argument for intelligent design. "One of the things that may surprise viewers," said John West, editor of The Magician's Twin, "is just how angry Lewis's atheism could be in his earlier years."

Holiday Blue Notes

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The holidays are approaching, but events are making it hard to get in the festive spirit.

Fifty Years On -- JFK and C.S. Lewis

S. Brent Plate | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
S. Brent Plate

On the same day that Kennedy was killed, across the Atlantic a Cambridge University professor named C.S. Lewis died after renal failure, just shy of his 65th birthday.

Remembering C.S. Lewis

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 11.22.2013 | Religion

(RNS) As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy on Friday (Nov. 22), many Christians will also pause to recal...

Surprised by C. S. Lewis Fifty Years After His Death

Michael Gilmour | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

It was the relatively late work Surprised by Joy (1955) that got me hooked. Here Lewis tells the story of how the atheist became a theist and eventually a Christian.