Monday, February 24, 2020

Reflecting on C.S. Lewis—"The Pains of Animals"

When going through C.S. Lewis’ essay “The Pains of Animals,” I have to admit I was at a bit of a loss. Some of the concepts were hard to follow. I am not sure I fully understood all of the distinctions he was attempting to make. I’ll do my best to summarize them before discussing my main takeaway, though.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Reflecting on C.S. Lewis—"Unforgiveness"

Go through the words and speeches of just about any apologist or preacher, and it stands a good chance that you will quickly come across some quote or allusion from the works of C.S. Lewis. It is certainly true of me. Aside from the Bible itself, I do not think any other source appears as frequently in my own efforts or has been as much of an influence. Hardly an outside-the-box choice, but the glamour of uniqueness is unnecessary when you have something reliable. As one of my favorite strips of Calvin and Hobbes says, “Go with what works, I guess.”

Monday, February 3, 2020

Choosing to Turn Around

While driving home from work one night, I decided to stop for dinner at a local barbecue place that I’m fond of. However, a few minutes later I ended up missing the highway exit that would have taken me there. Instead, I had automatically passed it while taking my normal route home. Angered at myself for forgetting, I turned around at the next exit and headed back for the food.