The Gospel Nature of Sanctification, part 3

Monday I began blogging about the gospel nature of sanctification. With the many ways we could approach this subject, we began at the very beginning talking of the difference between justification and sanctification. Wednesday I moved on by discussing the gospel nature of sanctification. Today we end our mini series on the Holy Spirit’s work in sanctification in Galatians and Philippians. … Continue reading The Gospel Nature of Sanctification, part 3

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Tolkien and Lewis: Breathing Deeply in Narnia and Middle Earth

J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis were contemporaries and friends, authors and professors, soldiers and story-tellers.  They make it onto my list of those (dead) people who've influenced me greatly.  Why?   Two profoundly meaningful reasons to me: Narnia and Middle Earth. Of course when I speak of Narnia and Middle Earth I am referring to … Continue reading Tolkien and Lewis: Breathing Deeply in Narnia and Middle Earth

15 Quotes from the Desiring God C.S. Lewis Conference

For your enjoyment below is a sampling of 15 quotes from the wealth of information given at the Desiring God conference this past month.  Enjoy! Douglas Gresham, conference introduction video — This year the conference is titled, “The Romantic Rationalist: God, Life, and Imagination in the Work of C.S. Lewis.” Jack, my stepfather, would be … Continue reading 15 Quotes from the Desiring God C.S. Lewis Conference

The Last Battle: Surprising Heresy & A Gloriously Small Picture

The Last Battle, the last volume in the Narnian mythology, was awarded the Carnegie medal in 1956 for the best children’s book published that year.[1] That alone tells you that the quality and candor of this book was, and in my opinion still is, in a category of its own.  Knowing this, it was very surprising … Continue reading The Last Battle: Surprising Heresy & A Gloriously Small Picture

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: The Worst & Most Beautiful Pain

In the book Voyage of the Dawn Treader we find, what is in my opinion, the second greatest piece of Biblical imagery in the entire mythology.  A young boy named Eustace becomes an ugly scaly dragon as a consequence for being selfish and stubborn.  The reader feels somewhat happy this happens to him because he has been … Continue reading The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: The Worst & Most Beautiful Pain

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe: The Greatest Image of the Whole

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, perhaps the most well known book in the entire Narnia series, offers a multitude of Biblical imagery for its readers to take notice of.  Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy wander into Narnia through an old large wardrobe and eventually find out from Mr. and Mrs. Beaver its cold, … Continue reading The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe: The Greatest Image of the Whole