Tag Archives: C.S. Lewis

Second Tier Issues and Portraying Jesus

The past couple of days have been beyond thought provoking. I don’t really like labels, but often times they are the fastest way to identify a set of beliefs. They aren’t all bad. I mean, the word “Christian” is a label that I embrace gladly, despite modern day cultural Christianity being basically meaningless here in the Bible Belt. So, what started this thought process? Yesterday, I read a post over at Deeper Church by Amber Haines, and not only did the post challenge me, but one of her comments challenged me concerning the issue of labels. Then, today, she basically followed up on that issue on her own blog, theRunaMuck.
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C.S. Lewis on The Sermon on the Mount

This is why I love C.S. Lewis. It isn’t just because of his vivid creativity and tangible writing style. I read the Chronicles of Narnia series as a child and never really thought twice about the author. But when I read Mere Christianity in my early twenties, followed by The Problem of Pain, Miracles, The Screwtape Letters, and anything else I got my hands on, I developed a deep love and respect for Lewis.
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