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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, ...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

If a Tweet Falls in the Forest

David Sable | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
David Sable

What is a tweet without a retweet? Or better put... Is Twitter really social without retweets?

This Animation Is A Reminder To Open Your Heart Even When You Don't Think You Can

Posted 09.12.2013 | Good News

This Zen Pencils animation will remind you why falling in love -- and the attendant heartbreak -- is always worth it. Based on a C.S. Lewis quote ...

When God Talks Back

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 08.05.2013 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

You pretend that God is there beside you listening with utmost attention to your questions and concerns. Eventually, the game becomes what is experienced as an actual conversation -- or maybe becomes an actual conversation.

Bringing Back The Death Penalty

Richard Brand | Posted 06.15.2013 | Religion
Richard Brand

Now that the Republicans are calling all of the shots in North Carolina, they have introduced a bill that says that no doctor can be punished for helping the state perform the legal executions.

About Freud's Last Session

Jill Robinson | Posted 04.02.2013 | Los Angeles
Jill Robinson

This really is about this riveting play. (I'll get there) But this is also about NOT writing. And my father. Dr. Freud would see the connections.

A Simple and Undeniable Truth

David Buckland | Posted 02.02.2013 | Green
David Buckland

Within twenty years, when the baby is grown into an adult, the glacial ice of the high Arctic will have largely disappeared. The baby has been nurtured but have we abandoned any notion of care for its habitat?

9 C.S. Lewis Quotes To Celebrate His Birthday

Posted 11.29.2012 | Books

Were the author of the much-loved Chronicles of Narnia series alive today, he'd be celebrating his 114th birthday. Aside from penning illustrious tale...

The Risks Of Loving Fully: Do You Hold Back Out Of Fear?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

The point C.S. Lewis makes in The Four Loves is that closing our heart to the risk of heartbreak creates a living hell. The truth is that while heartbreak is extremely painful, it is not nearly as painful as the hell we create for ourselves when we hold back loving out of our fear of getting hurt.

The Debate From Hell

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 12.23.2012 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

It was the classic exchange with two titans ferociously interacting, wielding all of their skills in an epic debate. The stakes were huge and both of them knew it.

Harry Potter Is the New Narnia

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 07.26.2012 | Books
Laura Rossi Totten

All month, J has been leading the Harry Potter charge -- she is the vocal coach and has mastered all the accents for the cast of characters. She is the wardrobe mistress, the set designer, the acting coach and of course the director.

England Has Poetry Police?

John Lundberg | Posted 09.21.2012 | Home
John Lundberg

How scathing are Swift's poems? Not so scathing, really. In one example, he took Bolton's manager to task in rhyming couplets of something like iambic heptameter, also known as "fourteeners."

Prayer Without Words

Katherine Towler | Posted 09.07.2012 | Religion
Katherine Towler

Prayer offers the opportunity to reach a place beyond the petty cravings and confines of the self. Prayer offers the opportunity to pay attention.