ScribblePreach Awards 02.04.17

From the Pub: C.S. Lewis Talks Lust with a Dog “Supposing you are taking a dog on a lead through a turnstile or past a post. You know what happens (apart from his usual ceremonies in passing a post!). He tries to go to the wrong side and gets his head looped round the post. […]

ScribblePreach Awards 01.28.17

From the Pub: The Immortal Function of Poetry “The evil which infects the immense goodness of existence does not embody itself in the fact that men are weary of woes and oppressions. It embodies itself in the shameful fact that they are often weary of joys and weary of generosities. Poetry, the highest form of […]

ScribblePreach Awards 01.21.17

From the Pub: Imagine a Mystical Limpet “Why are many people prepared in advance to maintain that, whatever else God may be, He is not the concrete, living, willing, and acting God of Christian theology? I think the reason is as follows. Let us suppose a mystical limpet, a sage among limpets, who (rapt in […]

ScribblePreach Awards 01.14.17

From the Pub: A New Year “The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make […]

Don’t Speak. Say.

There’s a sense in which you don’t understand anything until you concretize it. There’s a sense in which you’re not saying anything until you concretize it. If I say “Place”, I’m not saying much. If I say “Victorian style home on Michigan Avenue in Chicago,” I’m saying more. In communicating, strive for the concrete. “Climb […]

ScribblePreach Awards 01.07.2016

From the Pub: On Fairy Stories Against the idea that fairy stories are merely an escape: “Evidently we are faced by a misuse of words, and also by a confusion of thought. Why should a man be scorned if, finding himself in prison, he tries to get out and go home? Or if, when he […]

Postmodernism Isn’t All Wrong.

We protestants don’t need a full-throated rejection of postmodernism. Postmodernism, as the term implies, is “over modernism.” Well Amen to that. Who liked modernism? Do we really see Biblical warrant for an unbiased, unlimited rationality belonging to the human race? That’s a failure to see our sin. Postmodernism is right: sin makes communication impossible, or […]

Is the Bible Corrupt?

This question could be taken from different angles, but try this: The culture surrounding the Bible makes it unlikely to be corrupt. Think of the constitution. We revere it. Every word matters. We don’t even consider it divine. It’s unlikely to me that 500 years from now, we’ll have a corrupt version of the constitution […]

ScribblePreach Awards 12.17.2016

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ScribblePreach Awards 12.10.2016

From the Pub: The Unconscious Dogma “The special mark of the modern world is not that it is skeptical, but that it is dogmatic without knowing it. It says, in mockery of old devotees, that they believed without knowing why the believed. But the moderns believe without knowing what they believe – and without even […]