Tag Archives: C.S. Lewis

New C. S. Lewis recordings – Ransom Trilogy

What a delight to hear on my drive to work this morning that the Wade Center is releasing newly digitized recordings of C. S. Lewis. They capture Lewis reading excerpts from the Ransom Trilogy. The Wade Center Podcast, hosted by … Continue reading

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Tim Keller on hope, at Hong Kong University

Hope is essential for life at any time, particularly for living in times like these. in this 2014 address at Hong Kong University, Tim Keller channeled Augustine, C. S. Lewis, and J. R. R. Tolkien with reflections on hope and … Continue reading

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Where else but in a library?

“But in a library, you can count yourself as king of infinite space. You can find a spell for the refreshment of the spirit in every story you read, and every story can be something you live. There’s one sense … Continue reading

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Trinitarian Perspectives on Science

This page introduces my online course, “Love and the Cosmos: Trinitarian Perspectives on Science with T. F. Torrance and C. S. Lewis,” offered by Grace Communion Seminary (TH504). Discussion forums and other resources are located on the GCS website. It … Continue reading

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Planet Narnia meets Galileo’s World

Over the last couple of years I’ve given countless presentations on the Galileo’s World exhibition, and I’ve enjoyed them all. Tonight I’m giving an informal talk that’s a bit different from the others, which I’m really looking forward to, on … Continue reading

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What are your dreams?

Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow. This was one of the first poems I … Continue reading

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Under the Starry Skies of J.R.R. Tolkien and Robert Frost

Update: I’ve revised and expanded this presentation and post a bit in preparation for two talks tomorrow (3/5/13) at Norman North High School. Should be fun! —– Tonight I’m giving an informal presentation at the OKC Astronomy Club on the … Continue reading

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Why?

Georges Rouault and Henri Matisse were both asked on separate occasions whether, if they were stranded on a desert island with no hope of rescue or of ever being discovered, would they continue to paint? Henri Matisse, La Musique (1939);Albright-Knox … Continue reading

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Thank you, Celtic Praise Troupe!

Yesterday for Septemberfest, inside the Oklahoma History Center with the Winnie Mae overhead and the dome of the Capitol building in the background outside, the Celtic Praise Troupe danced its last performance with three of the original members: Katie, Rachel … Continue reading

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Compass Quotes

As an undergraduate I typed up three quotations on index cards to post above my desk. These old cards are tattered now. (Click for a larger view.) In Junior High my parents delighted me with the gift of a portable … Continue reading

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