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Mark Twain’s Letters from Earth: A Pre-/Post-Screwtapian Discovery

One of the readers of A Pilgrim in Narnia tipped me off to a lost-but-found work by Mark Twain. Letters from Earth was written in 1909 but not published until long after his death in 1962. 1,395 more words

C.S. Lewis

Friday Feature: "The Atlantis Theory" by David Russell Mosley

If you haven’t yet, it is time to head over to fellow Signum University faculty member David Russell Mosley’s blog on Patheos. I’ve been a long reader of his “Letters from Elfland,” which provides intelligent and accessible readings of J.R.R. 371 more words

C.S. Lewis

Screwtape Letter #9

Screwtape explains how to exploit the normal ups and downs of life. Feelings of loneliness, weariness, and numbness are conducive to indulgence in sinful habits, and to applying worldly “perspective” to one’s former religious zeal. 283 more words

Review: Humans

Once when he was dining with Rabbi Goldman in Chicago he stopped in the midst of Mrs. Goldman’s pot roast to discourse on the improbability of a God or a life after death. 

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Donald Westlake Novels

Screwtape Letter #8

Wormwood is pleased that his “patient” seems to have lost some of his interest in religion, but Screwtape warns him that “undulation” between faith and doubt is merely a natural phenomenon. 322 more words

Screwtape Letter #7

Screwtape’s seventh letter explains the value of cliquishness, partisanship, and zealotry. In the face of impending war, he uses patriotism and pacifism as examples. The two seem to mortals quite different from each other, but both can be of great use to Wormwood if he can get his patient deeply enough devoted to one or the other. 127 more words

Not BusyNess, But Faith-filled Loving and Hope

When we ask each other how our lives are, what are the most common responses?  Many rely on the well-used “everything has been hectic.”  Recently, “it’s been crazy” has gained popularity.   422 more words