I once heard someone say, “C.S. Lewis sure does a lot of people’s heavy lifting.” Yes, and for good reason. It’s difficult to say it better. The video below about Lewis’s life sums-up the goal this blog. Faith, intellectual honesty, and imaginative freedom are made for each other. (Understatement)
The following video is an outstanding overview of Lewis’s life and contribution.
Here is what Lewis says in, The Weight of Glory:
“Do you think I am trying to weave a spell? Perhaps I am; but remember your fairy tales. Spells are used for breaking enchantments as well as for inducing them. And you and I have need of the strongest spell that can be found to wake us from the evil enchantment of worldliness which has been laid upon us for nearly a hundred years. Almost our whole education has been directed to silencing this shy, persistent, inner voice.”
Margaret Kelley says
Very good and interesting. For me personally, Lewis’ “Mere Christianity” is THE book, aside from the Bible, which in my twenties had a profound effect on my life.
In this presentation I would have left out Doug Gresham, who I found in my dealings with him through a presentation at the university turned out to be a charlatan.