Inklings

Happy Birthday Jack!

On a chilly day in 1898, Clive Staples Lewis entered the world in Belfast, Ireland. I actually have no clue if it was chilly or not, it could have been the warmest day in Ireland’s history. But no matter, I’m thankful this man was born.

Because I can’t possibly imagine my life without Aslan, The Great Divorce, Mere Christianity, and of course Wormwood. His works changed me personally. There’s not many authors I can wholeheartedly say that about. Of course there are so many other of his books that shaped my life, but I’m sure y’all don’t have time for that :). I thought it would be fun to celebrate with a collection of favorite articles about Jack!

First up – Who wants to go to Belfast?
C.S. Lewis’ life celebrated in new Belfast space
Clearly, I need to book a trip soon.

The Reason I love C.S. Lewis by Katherine Reay
I had to include some of my guest post writers from Inklings Week. This one was fabulous!

The Political Magic of C.S. Lewis by Peter Wehner
Because why not include this one?

Followers of Jesus aren’t doing a very good job of living faithfully in a broken world, perhaps because we’re looking inward instead of upward. “Aim at heaven and you will get earth ‘thrown in,’ ” Lewis reminded us. “Aim at earth and you will get neither.”

Made for Another World: Remembering C.S. Lewis by David Mathis
This article seriously took all the words out of my mouth (at one point Mathis writes “For a growing number of us, Lewis occupies a class to himself.” #yes). Here’s a couple quotes:

What catches the eye about Lewis’s star in the constellation of Christian thinkers and writers is his utter commitment to the life of the mind and the life of the heart. He both thinks and feels with the best. Lewis insisted that rigorous thought and deep affections were not at odds, but mutually supportive. And as impressive as he was in arguing for it, he was even more convincing in his demonstration.

Such is the heart of his genius, his spiritual genius. So few treat the world in all its detail and contour like he does, and yet so few tirelessly point us beyond this world, with all its concreteness and color and taste, with the aggression and ardor of C.S. Lewis.

Wormwood Words: How “The Screwtape Letters” Brought Me Back to C.S. Lewis by Wesley From Library Educated
Another awesome throwback from the first Inklings week in 2015!

9 Things You Should Know About C. S. Lewis by Joe Carter
In case you want a quick intro of fun facts.

C.S. Lewis Was a Secret Government Agent by Harry Lee Poe
As a bonus, I’ve included this one because it was my favorite Lewis fact I learned last year.

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