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What's So Great About Heaven?

“The creatures came rushing on…as they came right up to Aslan one or other of two things happened to each of them. They all looked straight in his face…when some looked, the expression…was fear and hatred…all the creatures who looked at Aslan in that way swerved to their right, his left, and disappeared into his huge black shadow…But others looked in the face of Aslan and loved him…all these came in at the Door, in on Aslan’s right.” – The Last Battle… 485 more words

Personal Thoughts

Beauty: the keyhole to eternity

“Beauty will save the world.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot.

I’ve heard that saying many times.  Perhaps quoted in art museums.  On t-shirts.  But whether you believe beauty can save the world or not, beauty does have the unique ability to pull back the curtain of our cares and worries and leave us fully exposed to one moment in time when our souls resonate with eternity. 

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Ape Shift: Allegory of the State

The relationship between the ape Shift and the donkey Puzzle in C.S. Lewis’s The Last Battle provides an instructive parable on the nature of the State. 443 more words

C.S. Lewis

The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia #7) - C. S. Lewis

The Rose Review

Treachery lurks at the edge of Caldron Pool beneath the great waterfall. A donkey swims after a skin, commanded by an old ape named Shift. 1,142 more words

Fantasy Novels

The Chronicles of Narnia and the Destruction of Chaos

It is often the folly of present generations to read into ancient texts a meaning and a narrative that was not intended by the original author. 2,426 more words


On the Bright Side: German and American Forces Joined Together

“Well, it was just the damnedest thing.” – 1st Lt. John C. “Jack” Lee Jr., 1973

May 1945, one of the last, and strangest, battles of World War II took place at Castle Itter in Austria. 358 more words


The Last Battle

“Oh Susan!” said Jill. “She’s interested in nothing nowadays except nylons and lipstick and invitations. She always was a jolly too keen on being grown-up.” 83 more words