Living transformed lives

Today’s reading for MULTIPLY discipleship is Romans 12. This passage fits perfectly following a very powerful day at our church. We had a great missions service in the morning with a packed out house. It’s Missions Emphasis, so it’s always exciting to hear what God is doing in the toughest places of the world. WeContinue reading “Living transformed lives”

That which we do not know

One thing I admire about C.S. Lewis is his full candor when dealing with skeptics. He won’t tolerate “bumper sticker” answers from anyone, but especially those who do not believe and ridicules those who do. In his chapter on heaven in Mere Christianity, he wrote this: There is no need to be worried by facetious people who try toContinue reading “That which we do not know”

Christianity isn’t for the lazy

“If you are thinking of becoming a Christian, I warn you, you are embarking on something which is going to take the whole of you, brains and all… Anyone who is honestly trying to be a Christian will soon find his intelligence being sharpened: one of the reasons why it needs no special education toContinue reading “Christianity isn’t for the lazy”

Christ has died, Christ has risen

“The central Christian belief is that Christ’s death has somehow put us right with God and given us a fresh start. Theories as to how it did this are another matter. A good many different theories have been held as to how it works; what all Christians are agreed on is that it does work.Continue reading “Christ has died, Christ has risen”

The importance of the Body of Christ… the Church

When you go to church you are really listening in to the secret wireless from our friends: that is why the enemy is so anxious to prevent us from going. — C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity  We need to understand the true power of the Kingdom of God working through the Church. It is immense. We’ve dumbedContinue reading “The importance of the Body of Christ… the Church”

Christianity isn’t about a search for comfort

“Of course, I quite agree that the Christian religion is, in the long run, a thing of unspeakable comfort. But it does not begin in comfort; it begins in the dismay I have been describing, and it is no use at all trying to go on to that comfort without first going through that dismay.Continue reading “Christianity isn’t about a search for comfort”

We settle for so little

I am working my way through The Great Divorce by C S Lewis. I’ve finished McGrath’s biography of Lewis, so reading Lewis more in historical context is slightly more helpful. I’m just not a great reader of “literature.” I love reading about Lewis, but reading Lewis is just plain slogging at times. The stories bring to lifeContinue reading “We settle for so little”