Here’s some video of the first Mere Christianity book drop. I also threw in some bodies writhing in paint and some snake handling because – as you’ve probably already guessed, it reminds me of Thanksgiving as a child:Read More >
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It was a dark and stormy night. Psychleberry. It was a sunny day, whose temperatures could really only be described as moderate, when I handed out the first handful of copies…Read More >
Mere Christianity, in its published form, is 60 years old this year. But the book was based on BBC radio talks given 8 years earlier during World War II.
Here’s the only recording that remains from the BBC broadcasts. It was recorded on March 21st…Read More >
Founder of Domino’s Pizza reads Mere Christianity, takes a millionaire’s vow of poverty:Read More >
“What will all that chatter and hearsay count…when the anesthetic fog which we call ‘nature’ or ‘the real world’ fades away and the Presence in which you have always stood becomes palpable, immediate, and unavoidable?”
- C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
Several folks* have emailed looking for some insight on this painting. For giggles, listen to the following two snippets; it’ll take less than 3 minutes if you jump to the time brackets below:
- Listen from 0:00 to 1:42 of A.W. Tozer’s
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So far, it’s taken about 45 minutes of work for every 1 second of video below:
One lucky Facebooker or Twitterer-er will win a signed proof of this next print before it launches. Double your odds…Read More >
The only valid thing in art is the one thing that cannot be explained, to explain away the mystery of a great painting would do irreplaceable harm, for whenever you explain or define something you substitute the explanation or definition for the image of the thing. -Henri Matisse
Below is a link to a nerd-riffic, truth-filled interview with philosopher and Notre Dame professor Alvin Plantinga about the purported conflict between science and religion. LISTEN HERE; nerd out.
Plantinga gives a great response to the interviewers question: “Is there not a big part of your own personal, religious doctrine that depends on faith, taking a leap of faith, philosophically, and believing in certain things that can’t be scientifically proven?”
“… It’s not as if whatever is true, or sensible to believe has to be provable by virtue of science. Science is absolutely wonderful, but it’s a limited endeavor. It doesn’t cover the whole of the knowledge enterprise you might say.”
Cyber-fist-bump to Prof. Plantinga for not buying into the interviewer’s premise that having faith puts him in an untenable position. Science’s job is to chase down mystery and hogtie it with a lasso of understanding…or whatever. Science is useful when it’s applied to help understand and describe our world, but it becomes oppressive when it seeks to define our world. There is a subtle, but critical difference there old chums…just like the difference between wisdom and knowledge, confidence and arrogance, chapstick and glue stick. Confuse them at your peril.
Science, like art, or any subject, is just one lens on the world. But…Read More >