“Instead of asking yourself whether you believe or not, ask yourself whether you have this day done one thing because He said, Do it, or once abstained because he said, Do not do it. It is simply absurd to say you believe, or even want to believe, in Him, if you do not do anything […]Read more "George MacDonald and True Faith"
“Above all, the Bloods, the adored athletes and prefects, were an embodiment of all worldly pomp, power, and glory. . . The whole school was a great temple for the worship of these mortal gods; and no boy ever went there more prepared to worship them than I.” Surprised by Joy, 83. Those are Lewis’ […]Read more "Cult of Athleticism and Christian Education"
Yesterday, my son and I had plans to visit my sister. We arrived early and decided to go for a walk while we waited for her to arrive. My sister lives in our grandparents’ old home, meaning I’ve visited that home and neighborhood for multiple decades. Yet, I saw the neighborhood again with fresh eyes […]Read more "A Nice Day for a Walk"
“Spiritually speaking, the deadly thing was that school life was a life almost wholly dominated by the social struggle; to get upon, to arrive, or, having reached the top, to remain there, was the absorbing preoccupation. . . And from it, at school as in the world, all sorts of meanness flow; the sycophancy that […]Read more "School Life, Social Struggle, and Christian Education"
“As organs of the Body of Christ, we are assured our eternal self-identity and shall live to remember the galaxies as an old tale.” – C.S. Lewis, “Membership”, Weight of Glory Lewis is probably in my top three of my most important thinkers. He just knows how to say things. He knows how to take a […]Read more "Old Tales"
I’ve been a Christian, or at least have claimed to be a Christian, for a long time. I even did what on the really, really holy do, drop serious amounts of do on a seminary degree. What did it get me? Questions. Lots and lots of questions. One question I’ve wrestled with off and on […]Read more "He Know Better Than I Thought"
C.S. Lewis once said, “Education without values only helps create more clever devils.” As an educator, I cannot imagine educating without teaching values, but I am in private education. I believe having values is essential. But, not just having values for the sake of having values, but having reasons for values, and having a means […]Read more "C.S. Lewis and a Philosophy of Education"