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The Dead Unremembered

November 22, 2013 by  
Filed under Death and Dying, Paul McCusker

Author Paul McCusker

Life, As I Find It There is a pitiable verse in Psalm 31 about being like the “dead unremembered” – a broken pot, discarded and forgotten. It is a visceral lament. Few, if any of us, would want to die believing we had contributed so little to the lives of those who knew us that we could simply vanish from memory or the continuity of the human record. A lot of people died on Nov. 22nd, 1963.... Read More

The Authority of CS Lewis

July 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Paul McCusker

Author Paul McCusker

Life, As I Find It Anglican minister J.B. Phillips decided in the late 1940s to create a translation of the New Testament that was readable and comprehensible to the people of Britain. Over several years, and with an endorsement from C.S. Lewis, he succeeded. Many would agree even now that the Phillips translation is a remarkable work. In particular I found his translations of St. Paul’s letters... Read More

The Screwtape Letters Week 5 of 7 – Book Club

July 9, 2013 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

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Screwtape Letters Week 5 of 7 Time’s a Tickin’! Men are not angered by mere misfortune but by misfortune conceived as injury. And the sense of injury depends on the feeling that a legitimate claim has been denied. The more claims on life, therefore, that your patient can be induced to make, the more often he will feel injured and, as a result, ill-tempered. Now you will have noticed that... Read More

The Screwtape Letters Week 4 of 7 – Book Club

July 2, 2013 by  
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The Problem with the Future The Screwtape Letters Week 4 of 7   He does not want men to give the Future their hearts, to place their treasure in it. We do. His ideal is a man who, having worked all day for the good of posterity (if that is his vocation), washes his mind of the whole subject, commits the issue to Heaven, and returns at once to the patience or gratitude demanded by the moment... Read More

The Screwtape Letters Week 3 of 7 – Book Club

June 25, 2013 by  
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The Screwtape Letters Week 3 of 7 As long as he retains externally the habits of a Christian he can still be made to think of himself as one who has adopted a few new friends and amusements but whose spiritual state is much the same as it was six weeks ago. And while he thinks that we do not have to contend with the explicit repentance of a definite, fully recognized, sin, but only with his vague,... Read More

The Screwtape Letters Week 2 of 7 – Book Club

June 18, 2013 by  
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Screwtape Letters Week 2 of 7 Work hard, then, on the disappointment or anticlimax which is certainly coming to the patient during his first few weeks as a churchman.  The Enemy allows this disappointment to occur on the threshold of every human endeavor.  It occurs when the boy who has been enchanted in the nursery by Stories of the Odyssey buckles down to really learning Greek. It occurs when... Read More

The Screwtape Letters Week 1 of 7 – Book Club

June 11, 2013 by  
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The Screwtape Letters week 1 of 7 by C.S. Lewis Summer is here! The kids are out of school and family fun begins – it’s time for yardwork, reunions, family vacations and maybe even a few lazy days near the pool.   Given the craze of summer schedules, some of us might have less time and focused mental capacity for the likes of Dante or Scupoli; but that doesn’t mean we need to resort to... Read More

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