ScribblePreach Awards 03.11.17

From the Pub: Where Reason Directs Us Elsewhere “The Christian statement that only He who does the will of the Father will ever know the true doctrine is philosophically accurate. Imagination may help a little; but in the moral life, and (still more) in the devotional life we touch something concrete which will at once […]

ScribblePreach Awards 03.04.17

From the Pub: The Limitations of Science If a man were to say that science stands for barbarism and religion for civilization, he would in these days be accused of a mere trick of topsy-turveydom. Yet there is one sense, at least, in which this is unquestionably true. The generalizations which science makes true or […]

The ScribblePreach Awards 02.25.17

From the Pub: Not Naked But Reclothed For all the accusations that Lewis is a Christian Platonist, here, I think, is a poignant refutation of Plato’s ultimate claims: “Our own situation is much like that of the erudite limpets. Great prophets and saints have an intuition of God which is positive and concrete in the […]

Atheism is A Fancy Word for Polytheism.

Here is a failed essay I wrote for First Things magazine. I can only suppose you have higher standards, so I’m offering it to you for your enjoyment. It is in response to a 1997 essay by Harvard scientist Dr. Richard Lewontin, which you can read here.  Two brick statuettes stood side by side, each […]

ScribblePreach Awards 02.18.17

From the Pub: Modernity and the Institution of the Family “The man who lives in a small community lives in a much larger world. He knows much more of the fierce varieties and uncompromising divergences of men. The reason is obvious. In a large community we can choose our companions. In a small community our […]

ScribblePreach Awards 02.11.17

From the Pub: A Collection of Favorite Audio Quotes from Lord of the Rings “And he that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.” – GANDALF Kindle Deal of the Week: Berkhof’s Systematic Theology Berkhof’s classic systematic theology for…wait, no. That can’t be right. 99 CENTS. Great on […]

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 […]