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C.S. Lewis and the Riddle of Joy

C.S. Lewis and the Riddle of Joy

The Riddle of JoyOver forty years after his death, the writings of C. S. Lewis continue to be read, discussed, and studied by millions of adoring fans. There seems to be something in Lewis that appeals to almost everyone. He is read by men and women, adults and...
Assurance and Humility

Assurance and Humility

I think the first essential mark of the difference between true and false assurance is to be found in the fact that the true works humility. There is nothing in the world that works such satanic, profound, God-defiant pride as false assurance; nothing works such utter...
Rules for Judging

Rules for Judging

Rules for Judging John 7:24Christians are expected to judge people, places, and things (I Cor. 2:15), but there are certain rules that we must follow:    1. Judge scripturally – Isa. 8:20    2. Do not judge when God’s word is silent – Col. 2:16    3....
Rules for Judging

Fools in the Eyes of Jesus

Fools in the Eyes of JesusFive times in the Bible Jesus chose to address people as “fools”:    1. The Careless Fool – Mat. 7:24-27    2. The Hypocritical Fool – Mat. 23:17-19    3. The Sleeping Fool – Mat. 25:1-8    4. The Materialistic...
On the Change of Names

On the Change of Names

Emil Schürer writes (The Literature of the Jewish People in the Time of Jesus, pp. 329-331):    While this shorter explanation in a catechetical form [Questions and Answers on Genesis] was intended for more extensive circles, Philo’s special and chief scientific...