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Christmas

by Charles Williams “Let us go a journey,” Quoth my soul to my mind, “Past the plains of darkness Is a house to find Where for my thirsting I shall have my fill, And from my torment I shall be … Continue reading

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“‘Father,’ ‘Son,’ ‘Holy Spirit,’ ‘Person,’ ‘essence and nature,’ ‘like and unlike’–what has such a pattern of definition to do with a Being that must exist always in its own incomprehensibility?”

Less than fifty years after Origen’s death there were born in Africa two great opponents, Arius and Atha­na­sius. The followers of both claimed Origen as their own doctor. This curious double claim arose from an illu­mi­nation which has perhaps in … Continue reading

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Taking the Bus to Hell

One by one the lost souls step off the bus to enjoy a Great Divorce holiday in Heaven . . . and one by one they decide to take the bus back to the other place. The choice is theirs. … Continue reading

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“The stones the Gnostics offered fitted the comers of many temples; only not of the City of Christendom”

The revolt against the Gnostic influence depended on two things. There was the capacity of individual anti-Gnostic writers, such as Irenaeus of Lyons. There was also—and far more important—the actual belief of the separate Church­es. It was on many points … Continue reading

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“Christianity is, always, the redemption of a point”

Christianity is, always, the redemption of a point, of one particular point. “Now is the accepted time; now is the day of salvation.” In this sense there is nothing but now; there is no duration. We have nothing to do … Continue reading

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A Leap in the Dark

by Jonathan Geltner Part II: Luck (and Music) In the fury of the moment I can see the Master’s hand In every leaf that trembles, in every grain of sand. Bob Dylan Where wast thou when I laid the foundations … Continue reading

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Desiring Dragons

by Jonathan Geltner Part I: Glimpse But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting … Continue reading

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A Christmas Poem by C. S. Lewis

The Turn of the Tide Breathless was the air over Bethlehem; black and bare The fields; hard as granite were the clods; Hedges stiff with ice; the sedge, in the vice Of the ponds, like little iron rods. The deathly … Continue reading

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