I hope no reader will suppose that ‘mere’ Christianity is here put forward as an alternative to the creeds of the existing communions-as if a man could adopt it in preference to Congregationalism or Greek Orthodoxy or anything else. It is more like a hall out of which doors open into several rooms. If I can bring anyone into that hall I shall have done what I attempted. (C.S. Lews, “Mere Christianity” Preface XV)
Good morning Family! I wish you all a blessed Sunday spent soaking in a good sermon, visiting friends and family, praising the Good Lord and spending some time in holy reflection.
This month has slipped through my fingers. I wanted to put a post together to introduce you all to the next work I’ll be extracting passages from in an effort to further enlighten all of us. We are finishing the year with C.S. Lewis’ mighty work: “Mere Christianity”. If you are not familiar with C.S. Lewis, he wrote “The Chronicles of Narnia”, which gave him world-wide acclaim. Lewis worked on the same Oxford English team as J.R.R. Tolkien, another acclaimed writer of fantasy. Lewis was an officer in World War I and fought in trench warfare. His best friend in the British Army was killed by artillery, Lewis was injured in the same blast. When the war ended and Lewis was decommissioned, he moved in with his fallen friend’s mother after the two officers had made a pact to care for one another’s family if either should fall in the war. Lewis’ own mother had passed away when he was just ten-years-old. From the horrors of war, to the pain of losing his mother at such a young age, mixed with extravagant studies, his early life helped shape Lewis into a strong Atheist. But as any reader of this blog knows, Jesus is much stronger than the mightiest Atheist. By World War II, Jesus had changed Lewis’ heart, and this incredible intellect began broadcasting wartime radio talks about Christianity, which would become the now classic work “Mere Christianity”.
That was an incredibly brisk biography of C.S. Lewis. I invite you to do some more digging into this historic figure’s story: a life well-lived, a faith well-displayed, and a love for Christ well-explained. For the rest of this year, we will be diving into this historic work.
And, as always, I’ll be sharing all the wonderful new music released in the Christian Genre. The last two weeks have been loaded with beautiful new songs. Since it is Sunday, and a day of worship, here is a fantastic new performance from Passion recorded live at a recent event in Florida. Enjoy and have a blessed day.